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Paris City Tour, Travel Information, Things to do

Paris is called the city of lights and is often accredited for being the most romantic cities in the world. Despite of the recent terrorist attacks, Paris is still a top destination for tourists. The city is full of elegance and chic similar to the lifestyle of its people.

Paris holds numerous reasons to be on the top of your “go-to” list, from being rich in art to the greatest architecture and of course the “Eiffel Tower”. The city has held the attraction of writers and artists from centuries ago and Paris seem like a timeless beauty itself.

Paris is a city full of art. Displaying the greatest work of arts in terms of its beautiful architecture and greatest stained glass work in whole world; Paris has one of the biggest art galleries in Europe as well. The “Louvre” museum holds a staggering number of over 30,000 art pieces.

Paris had been the center of attraction for writers and painters from as long as the medieval. The city holds the finest works from the greatest artists of all time including, the very famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Paris is a city which has a personality of its own. Somehow the Parisians have managed to maintain that personality though out the years. The city has some breath taking beautiful architects which include The Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Notre Dame Cathedral and Disney land to top the list.

The city allows you the pleasure to take an elevator ride along the famous Eiffel Tower. The city of lights, look serene from that bird eye view. The Notre Dame Cathedral is another place to-be in the City. It was home to the famous Hunchback and bell-ringer, Quasimodo. Just the bell in the cathedral weighs more than three elephants.Paris City (3)

The city is also rich in its cuisine, varying from the best bakeries to the legendary wine; Paris is definitely the place for the food lovers. The city holds numerous terrace cafes, fine dining restaurants, bakeries, cheese parlors etc. which offer nothing short of “class”.

The city is also known to have one of the most committed and professional chefs and waiters.

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Paris literally is full of art even as much so that you’ll find people playing different instruments and painting portraits at every nook and corner of the city. Just like the city the work of Parisians will leave you astonished for more.

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Paris River Seine Guide

It is a 777 kilometer long river that is present in the north of France in Paris. It flows from Paris and goes down into the English Channel at Le Havre. There are also recreational sites and this place is famous for its tourism. The people from all over the world come to visit this place. A proper section is dedicated to serve the tourists where they can enjoy recreational boating. There are 37 bridges present in Paris and there are many other that lie outside the city.

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There is an artificial division for Seine River. The divided parts are as follows:

  • The first one is called the “Small Seine” which is called the Petite Seine. It is for the sources to Mntereau-Fault-Yonne.
  • The next is the “Upper Seine”, the Haute Seine. It flows from Montereau-Fault-Yonne to Paris.
  • The Paris waterway is called the Traversée de Paris
  • The “Lower Seine” from Paris to Rouen is called the Basse Seine.
  • The final destination from Rouen to English Channel is called the “Maritime Seine”.

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The Seine River has been a victim of many natural disasters. In January 1910 it saw a severe period of flood throughout the city. It threatened the lives of many people. This was not the end and the Seine River saw the life threatening floods in 1925, 1955, 1982, 1999-2000 and 2016. Due to the threat imposed on the life of the people, the government decided to relocate the people. About 1000,000 people were relocated and it is recorded as the largest relocation after the World War II. Seine River is famous for its beauty and other mesmerizing products of beauty so any sort of damage would result in destroying the essence of the Seine River. The government owing to this threat takes appropriate measures in order to minimize the damage.

Due to the poor sewage system in the city, the Seine River is polluted by the water of the city. It further aggravates the situation because the growth of bacteria in the water increases. But despite this the measures are being taken and according to the recent study the quality of the water has been improved. In fact in 2009 it was announced that the Atlantic salmon has returned to the city.

So the tourists should visit this place and should see the beauty themselves and enjoy the boating so that they can experience the beauty of the nature.

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Notre Dame De Paris Tour Guide

Notre Dame De Paris, a 13th century Cathedral, sits upon a petite island in the Seine River and is a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture. Attracting some 13 million tourists a year, it is one of the most visited tourist sight in Paris; it can be seen that Roman Catholics aren’t the only ones flocking to this shrine. Admirers of medieval architecture as well as people who seek merely a peaceful atmosphere will no doubt turn up here at some point of their lives. Here are some enjoyable activities to treat yourself to when visiting Notre Dame Cathedral:Notre Dame Climb the towers

  • Notre Dame Climb the towers

After climbing around 400 steps of spiral staircase, brace yourself for a spectacular panoramic view of the city as well as the Notre Dame Cathedral. Apart from this breathtaking sight, you will also get a close up view of the ancient gargoyles which originally served the purpose of water spouts. Children in particular, will enjoy this activity.Notre Dame De Paris worship

  • Attend Services and Worship

Take any seat a few minutes before the services commence, especially before Sunday and holiday services, which are open and free to all at Notre Dame De Paris. All services are in French, however the Sunday 11:30 am mass is international and partially in English. As a church, Notre Dame is fully dedicated to worship and extensively encourages pilgrims and tourists to pray and reflect. Masses are held 3 times a day and are so an additional attraction to devout Christians all over the world.

  • Observe and admire the architecture at Notre Dame

The flying buttresses, the rose windows sit invitingly at the cathedral while the West Façade greets you up front. A massive solitary rose adorns the center of the façade while below it 3 portals, namely the Portal of Saint Anne, the Portal of the Last Judgment and the Portal of the Virgin, beckoning you through their massive wooden doors into a world of worship and spirituality. The original church spire of Notre Dame, which served as a bell tower as well, was taken down but a second one was restored in its place which is beautified by copper statues of the Twelve Apostles.

Apart from the above, the Notre Dame De Paris has a rich history. The tour guide, of course, will explain it in vivid detail, particularly with regards to the Portal of Last Judgment, as well as the efforts made to construct the “Our Lady of Paris” Cathedral. In short, it wouldn’t do to miss out the setting of Victor Hugo’s novel “the Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

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