9/15/08

PARIS



Located in north central France, Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, besides being home to some avant-garde movements.

Its long history and rich cultural heritage, culinary and social makes it a major destination for thousands of tourists attracted by the great monuments which houses the city, as are the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and many more.

Paris is a city that can not be said to have "Center", their neighbourhoods its monuments, its forests and squares make this city the centre of France.


TO SEE:

Eiffel Tower:

The project engineer Gustave Eiffel elicited reactions of rejection by the artistic and literary elite of the French capital and was finished when the constución increased criticism because this tower 320 meters radically changed the face of Paris.




The Eiffel Tower was about to be demolished in 1909. He had his salvation to the fact that offered an ideal platform for placing the antennas they needed new sciences and emerging wireless telegraphy. It was inaugurated during the 1889 Universal Esposición to celebrate the centenary of the French Rivolución and since then has become the symbol of Paris.

Every year come to see her 6 millions of tourists and so almost always have to do endless queues to climb. Upon arriving above, the show is great because there is a picture of a 360 ° ciutad. In addition to the tower lights up the night sky of Paris by installing lights that make the Parisian night an unforgettable night.


Notre Dame:

The construction of this church began in 1163 and ended in the fourteenth century. From a beauty without eguales are the facade with three gates, two unfinished bell and the two rosettes. In this masterpiece of Gothic architecture many

French kings were crowned and one, Napoleon crowned himself. From the bell tower of 70 meters has a unique visual of ciutad with its two islands in the Seine.

Triomphe Arc :
This world-famous structure has served since the days of Napoleon as a symbol of Victory for the triumphant French troops returning to their homes.





Musée du Louvre:

At home was a fortress that was empowered in the sixteenth century royal palace. Since then the restoration work has continued until today. From the 90 the Louvre Museum has a new entry: the glass pyramid Designed by architect I. M. Pei.



The Louvre museum has 7 sections: 1. Oriental Antiquities and Islamic. 2. Egyptian Antiquities. 3. Greek and Roman Art. 4. Pinacoteca. 5. Scuplture from the Middle Ages to today. 6. Furniture and craft arts. 7. Engravings and debujos.


Versailles:

In constructing this wonderful castle King Louis XIV, the Sun King, devoted his entire life to spend much money the state. Versailles had to reflect the splendor that France was living in this century. To visit the palace and the park requires a full day.






The castle should see sontuosos halls, the Hall of Mirrors, the chapel and apartments decorated by Louis XIV. In the park of 100 acres tourists can walk hours, admiring the castle by perspèctivas different.


Champs-Elysées:

Long ago pompous aristocrats used to stroll along the Avenue of Champs Elysees representing the symbol and joie de vivre of Paris. A number of local fast food, windows of cars and cinemas have tarnished, somewhat, its lustre. However, its 2 km long and 70 m wide remain an ideal place to stroll at night and eat in one of his expensive restaurants.


Hotel de Invalides:

House of Napoleon's tomb, this huge domed structure was built in the late 17th century under the leadership of Louis XIV to shelter old and wounded soldiers.

The gardens and Luxembourg Palace:

These formal gardens were open only to royalty before the French Revolution. Now serving as one of the most popular destinations from Paris to relax.






Parc de la Villette:



This park offers the city of science, planetarium, several satellites attraction, wide open spaces to run or picnic with a series of gardens ten different themes, some of them designated especially for children.


Pompidou Centre:

Despite the fact that the Parisiens are unable to agree about this innovative architectural creation is a masterpieza or a monstrosity. This centre presentations and exhibitions has become a popular tourist attraction.


Bois de Boulogne:

To the west of Paris, the Bois de Boulogne offers extensive pedestrian malls, roads reserved for riders, sports fields and so on. Discover also the secrets of Jardin d'Aclimatation. You can admire most are numerous oak trees that cover more than 50% of the surface of the forest.

Cohabitation with cedars, bananas, ginkgo biloba and others. It gives athletes pleasant pedestrian malls, 28 km of roads reserved for jockeys and 15 miles of routes for tourism by bicycle.

The tourist trail cycle extends over 9.2 km, and can be circular track cyclist: a continuous circuit of 3.6 km around the Longchamp racecourse. The romantics prefer to practice rowing on the lake bottom or fishing in the calm waters of lakes or ponds.


The Defense:

It is the principal place of business and entrepreneurial activity not only in Paris, but throughout France. In fact, La Defense is not part of the municipality of Paris, but that of Puteaux, but despite this closeness is such that the capital from the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees metro we can arrive at the plaza in less than 10 minutes, and having gone through this before stops another city differently, Neuilly-sur-Seine, the richest of the cities that surround Paris.








La Defense is a city of the future. When one arrives at the Defense and exits subway or bus terminal is located in the middle of a vast esplanade of cement, whose side are modern shopping malls, and behind them a multitude of towers and huge skyscrapers Glazed characteristic of modern architecture, and with a thousand different ways, so that seem to compete among themselves to see what the most beautiful and original.


This architecture may not be to the liking of those who love the classic, if that often impress and impress most visitors who come there. There are The Great Arc, the glass pyramid and many modern fountains and ponds.


Eurodisney:


The park Eurodisney entertainment offers both children to adults with their roundabouts, their shops and their shows. It is possible to book a room in hotels that surround the park. Here are all the best deals and travel package for the park Disneyland Paris:



Wheather:


The weather is continental in Paris with cold winters (7 º C peak) and moderately hot summers (25 º C peak) sometimes exceeding 30 ° C. Rains are irrregulares throughout the year, these being unpredictable, because the day may introduce Cloudy and sunny hours and begin to rain or vice versa.


For this reason it should always be prepared for the inclement weather and be fitted with an umbrella. It is also advisable that before leaving the hotel check prediciones weather the day to avoid sopresas.





Transportation:


Paris has 8 zones for radial public transport, Zones 1 and 2 correspond to the center and other areas correspond to the suburbs. The number of areas in which they want to travel affects the price of the ticket. The Paris public transport is organised by the consortium RAPT that offers a comprehensive network of subway, bus, train, tram and suburban.



Metro:


The Metro (see map) or Chemin de Fer Métropolitain is an underground railway network covering the entire metropolitan Paris, this mode of transport being the fastest way to get around Paris





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1 comment:

love and youth said...

Paris is definitely a must see destination!