April 17, 2011

Little dream about France

Paris - "is not a city, it is the whole world!" (Charles V).

Paris is the main jewel in the crown of France, a place, where all travelers try to get to. Tourists come with wide open eyes, waiting for impressions of the grandeur of attractions, romantic walks along the Seine River and visits to cafe, where practically no dish is complete without garlic. Here you can find everything you want to see. But there is another way to enjoy your stay in this city – you can put all expectations away and just dip into its life, wandering the streets and avenues, and enjoying what you see.

Paris has the title of the most elegant capital of the world, it is often called "city-state". Paris through the centuries carried the evidence of distant and glorious past and the romanticism of the present. For tourists there are numerous museums, theaters, restaurants, trendy shops and giant amusing parks. The French capital is one of the largest and most popular cities in the world.

Here you can marvel such famous historical and cultural monuments like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde. You must be ready to visit these and other sights of Paris.

Paris is a the center of administrative, political and cultural life of France. Practically not affected during the two world wars, the city center with its beautiful boulevards and elegant urban cafes in Paris brings back to Napoleon.

You necessarily should purchase a plan or map of Paris – it won’t let you get lost in the crosses of city streets. To navigate the city you only need to keep the flow of the river Seine on. Seine divides the city into Right and Left Bank.

Champs-Elysees is perhaps the most famous street in Paris. It starts at the Place de la Concorde (Concord) and extends up to the Arc de Triomphe. Its length is 1915 meters long and almost 70 meters in width. A whole avenue in the heart of the ancient city. Champs-Elysees is one of the most visited attractions in Paris: here are from 300 to 500 thousand people daily.

The Eiffel Tower was situated on the Champ de Mars in front of Jena bridge across the Seine. Built in 1889 for the World Exhibition in memory of the centenary of the Revolution, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world (318,7 m), before the Chrysler Building in Manhattan was built.
Originally, the tower was criticized by the artistic and literary elite of the city, and in 1909 it almost was ready to blow down. It was revived after people realized that it may be the ideal platform for the antennas needed for the development of science and technology. In the south-east of the tower there is a large green lawn, which was once used as a platform for launching balloons, and now here is the place of meeting of young Parisians.

Paris is the city that you should see at least once in your live.

P.s. I was there for three times! It’s amazing city. Perhaps I’ll visit it once again in summer 11.

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