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Paris is known around the world as the “capital of love,” and even if you don't understand the history of Paris at all, you certainly know about such cultural symbols as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, and Notre-Dame de Paris. In addition to visiting famous tourist sites, as a cultural capital, you can also explore the art museums of Paris, stroll through the "left bank” of art and literature, look for street art in Montmartre, and visit the homes of famous personages. Of course, how could you come to Paris without trying authentic French cuisine! Leaving aside the top Michelin three-starred restaurants in Paris, the streets and alleys are all bursting with a variety of French restaurants. Paris is a city that will meet all your heart’s desires!

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Louvre Museum
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Museum
The Louvre is a “super museum” that stands among the British Museum in London and the Met in New York as one of the three greatest art museums in the world. The Louvre has an enormous collection of more than 400,000 pieces and exhibits that span a period of more than 1,500 years. There are collections of works from the ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian civilizations, including da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, Antioch’s “Venus de Milo”, and “Winged Victory of Samothrace”, dubbed the “three treasures” of the museum. The famous films “Phantom of the Louvre” and “The Da Vinci Code” were also filmed here.
Eiffel Tower
4.7/5
3,460 Reviews
Observation Deck
The Eiffel Tower is one of Paris’ most quintessential landmarks. If the Notre Dame is a symbol of ancient Paris, then the Eiffel Tower is the symbol of modern Paris. The tower was originally built as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, making it an important cultural symbol of France. From atop the wrought iron tower lookout, visitors get an astounding panoramic view of the Paris cityscape.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
4.6/5
2,286 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Church
[Editor's Note: On 15 April, 2019, a fire destroyed large portions of Notre-Dame. The much of the historic wooden roof and the cathedral spire were lost. As of this edit, the extent of the damage was still being assessed. The cathedral will be forced to close for the foreseeable future.] Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, known simply as Notre-Dame, is often described as the very heart of Paris. Construction work began in 1160 and was largely completed in 1260, through renovations and modifications occurred often over the following centuries. It is a stunning example of French Gothic architecture and particularly well-known for its many gargoyles and flying buttresses. The cathedral’s stained glasses windows date from the 13th century, making them essentially priceless. Notre-Dame has played an important role throughout French history. In 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor of France here. Located on the Ile de la Cite in the Sine River, Notre-Dame is a true masterpiece.
Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile
4.6/5
2,245 Reviews
Historical Architecture
The Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile is one of Paris's four most iconic structures and one of the most famous European Neoclassical structures. The Arc de Triomphe is built entirely out of stone and engraved with battle scenes from France’s long history. With the Arc de Triomphe as the center, twelve great boulevards of Paris radiate outwards, of which one is the famous Champs Elysées. Climb atop the Arc de Triomphe to enjoy Paris's spectacular urban landscape.

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Musée d'Orsay Priority Ticket
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Eiffel Tower Ticket
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Travelogue

Couch Culture: 5 Paris Museum Virtual Tours From Your Loungeroom
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Since France went into lockdown, many of the museums and historical sites in Paris have opened their doors virtually in the form of online streams for the general public, including those outside of France. This means that even while you're in lockdown there's no excuse to feel like the only culture you're getting is the kind you see in Tik Tok videos. The City of Light is a global centre of art, fashion and culture waiting to be discovered while you sit in your pjs. Come wander the Louvre in search of masterworks from Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Delacroix, amongst others. Climb the stairs at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, gaze upon the city stretched out before you and while you're at it you may as well frequent the same cafes once haunted by Sartre and Foucault.
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In seeking to highlight amazing architectural treasures from around the world, we have done the hard work for you to look to showcase a diverse range that bring together incredible form with function. Spanning nearly every continent, the following architectural marvels are amongst the finest buildings and landmarks in the world today. Keep reading to see 10 of the most amazing architectural landmarks from around the world.
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France: Refined Travel and Unmatched Elegance
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France, the quintessential travel destination. European old world charm. Rolling hills with vineyards stretching to the horizon. Quaint cafes tucked away in Parisian back alleys. Whether you love culture and history, natural scenery, seaside luxury, or just some heart-stopping mountain thrills, France has it all and more. Come along as we explore this great country. From the port cities on the English Channel to the storied towns on the French Riviera, we will highlight some must-see attractions and recommend ways to best enjoy the wonders on offer across the land.
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Trip Moments

Sen LI Photography   
[Pompidou Center] Le Centre Georges Pompidou This modern art center was established in 1989, and is currently one of the most popular museums in Paris, and in addition to the many kinds of modern art pieces that are displayed within it, what has drawn even more reaction from visitors that the museum building itself is a work of postmodern architectonic art. Looking from far away, you can immediately distinguish the different functional systems of the building by their colors. Floors 5 and 6 of the art center is the National Modern Art Museum, and displays the surrealist and cubist artistic treasures of France collected over the last 100 years. I have never had the ability to appreciate these kinds of artworks, but the museum also includes many light and shadow works of art that have always attracted me. You will definitely want to go to the rooftop veranda, where you can better appreciate the cityscape of old Paris. People always say that France is a lazy country, but in the early mornings there are already many local city residents that come to the square in front of the Pompidou center entrance to be in the sun, chat, picnic, and often there are a number of artists who come on the streets here to put on small shows. Young artists who are in search of freedom begin on this street, completely unrestrained in sharing their artistic gifts right here.
Posted: 16 Jul 2019
Barry_Lu_Pengyu   
Paris poet, rather like Muse, always at a street corner, a turn, a setting sun in the afternoon, unprecedented inspiration, this has been Carlos Paris will always be Paris, but also allows you. What does it become a heavy heart; Paris to film people, even if it is staged numerous times to flee Paris, Paris encounter, Paris always bustling with it both unique and lonely, let each film are Paris poet, rather like Muse, always at a street corner, a turn, a setting sun in the afternoon, unprecedented inspiration, this has been Carlos Paris will always be Paris, but also allows you. What does it become a heavy heart; Paris to film people, even if it is staged numerous times to flee Paris, Paris encounter, Paris always bustling with it both unique and lonely, let each film are covered fantastic color, is particularly charming; Paris Parisians, love flowers, you could pick a handful of full. I tried to find a different Paris from the bed.
Posted: 21 Nov 2018
corain   
It is said that Parisians have a saying: If Montmartre cannot make you an artist, at least it can make you look like one. Apparently Van Goh and Picasso both loved this place. They have had many a coffee here, were inspired and devoted themselves to their artistic creations. Transportation Metro: take Line 2 to Anvers station Take Line 12 to Abbesses station and step out onto the streets of Montmartre. There, you will see many glass mosaics, graffiti and other creative designs. Walking on the streets is just like stepping foot inside a major museum. You’ll find surprises at every corner. Montmartre is one of Paris’ high points and is a place where artists and painters gather and meet. My last few visits in Paris took me here to Montmartre; after all, I am a former art student myself, so I’ve always had this longing for the artistic ambiance here. This time I have enough time, so i thought I’d come here again and take a look, take it all in. All sorts of graffiti along the streets - cute, strange or mysterious, perhaps the next grand artist’s work will reveal itself to you. The center of Montmartre is definitely Sacre Coeur. From the metro station you’ll climb a lot of stairs like these ones here. All along such staircases you’ll see graffiti, seemingly showing to tourists that unique artistic vibe from Montmartre.
Posted: 27 Nov 2018
Barry_Lu_Pengyu   
The Eiffel Tower is located in the Champ de Mars in Paris, France, on the south bank of the Seine. It was built in 1889. The Eiffel Tower was once the tallest building in the world. It was designed by the famous architect and structural engineer Gustav Eiffel, and was built entirely by Schneider Iron (now Schneider Electric). It is one of the world's most famous buildings, one of the symbols of French culture, one of the landmarks of Paris, and the tallest building in Paris. It was loved by the French as "Iron Lady".  1. The top platform of Notre Dame  2. The top floor of the Arc de Triomphe  3. The roof of the Montparnasse tower  4. The Trocadero square  5. The coast of the Seine
Posted: 27 Mar 2019
weiyishan   
The 4 columns that are 17 meters high on the left and right banks of the Alexandre III bridge feature 4 gilded bronze statues. The columns on the left bank represent industry and business, the renaissance and the era of Louis XIV; the columns of the right bank symbolize science and art, contemporary France and the France of Charlemagne. On the pillars at entrances of the 2 ends of the bridge there are metaphorical ornaments symbolizing the River Seine and the Neva River. This great bridge of glorious splendor is a rare and valuable gem of the art of bridges. From the bridge one can gaze into the distance and see the Eiffel Tower and the Hôtel des Invalides. On the left, that is the Hôtel des Invalides ~ Never been there, in the sky now the clouds are turning red, on the Alexandre III the sunset has begun to bloom. As the sun set there were a lot of newlyweds taking wedding photos. It was also a place with an extreme overabundance of dogs. The lights came on, and the romance of the Pont Alexandre III increased by a few points. Once the lights opposite the Eiffel Tower light up, the attractiveness of the place increases significantly.
Posted: 6 Dec 2018
weiyishan   
In addition to the Eiffel Tower, another place in Paris where one must check in is of course the Arc de Triomphe. The full name of the Arc de Triomphe is the Arc de triomphe de l'Étoile (Arch of the Lion’s Triumph), and was built in commemoration of the 1806 victory of Napoleon. 12 of the main streets of Paris converge at the Arc de Triomphe and fan out in all directions. In fact many times when leaving Paris you will pass through this arch, and on circling this huge monument you will be moved. In addition to being able to view the Arc de Triomphe, it can also be climbed. The top of the Arc de Triomphe is a classic spot for taking pictures of the Eiffel Tower. If you want to enter the arch, you must enter from Champs-Élysées Avenue or another underground entrance. On the surface there is no way to enter. Tickets cost 12 Euros, and you can also use your Paris Pass. That day was not a day I planned to buy a pass, but on seeing the cloudy sky and being able to see the setting sun, I was stirred to go up. After buying a ticket, visitors line up before the elevator that goes up. However the elevator only goes to the museum in the Arc de Triomphe, and the visitor still has to climb up several levels. Trust me all of this is worth it. Under the front gate of the Arc de Triomphe there lies the tomb of the unknown soldier. As a result under the Arc there are often commemorative activities. On the day of my visit I encountered one such activity. When viewing the Eiffel Tower from the Arc de Triomphe, you may also see the surrounding blue roofed and white walled Haussmann buildings, taking pictures of the blue sky and golden road along with the Eiffel Tower at nightfall all add beauty to each other; this is the best of Paris.
Posted: 6 Dec 2018
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