Paris

The City of Lights

 

All About Paris

A brief summary of the city

  • Population- 2,241,346
  • Location in the country- North France
  • Continent- Europe
  • Brief history of the city-Paris was founded around the end of the 3rd century BC by the Gauls who were called Parisii..Paris is the capital of Paris
  • Geography-Paris is located in the north-bending arc of the river Seine and includes two islands, the lle Sanit-Louis and the larger lle de la Cite, which form the oldest part of the city.

 

Eiffel Tower

  • Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole FRance,75007 Paris, France
  • Height:: 984'
  • Construction started:: Januarry 28,188
  • Architects:: Gustave Eiffel, Stephen Sauvestre
  • The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris,France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the toer

Arc de Triomphe

  • Address:: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris,France
  • Construction started:: August 15,1806
  • Height::162'
  • Architects::Jean Chales, Jean-Nicolas Huyot, Jean-Arnaud Raymond, Louis-Robert Goust, Guillaume-Abel Bloet
  • The Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, Standing at the western end of the Champs-Elysees at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly named Place de l'Etoile

Place de Vosges

  • Adress:: PLace de Vosges, 75004 Paris, France
  • Completed:: July 1605 
  • Arrondissement:: 3rd arrondissments, 4th arrondissment
  • The Place des Vosges, originally PLace Royale, is the oldest planned square in Paris and one of  the finest in the city.It is located in the Marais district, and it straddles the dividing-line between the 3rd and 4th arrondissments of Paris

 

 

 


Historic sites

Climate

The average temperature is about 11,5C and in summer the average temperture raises until 20 C. Wind spreds fressh air over the inlands because of the nearness of the sea.

  • Le Marais

    Le Marais is a historic district in Paris,France. Long the aristocratic district of Paris, it hosts many outstanding buildings of historic and architectural importance. It spreads across parts of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements in Paris.

Les Halles

  • Les Halles de Paris, usually simply Les Halles, was Paris's central fresh food market. Located in the heart of the city, it was demolished in 1971 and replaced with the Forum des Halles, a modern shopping

Latin Quater, Paris

  • The Latin Quarter of Paris is an area in the 5th and the 6th arrondissments of Paris. It is situated on the left bank of the Seine, around the Sorbonne.

 

Neighborhoods

Wlaking

  • It is for this reason that walking is the most popular form of getting around Paris. When you go to Paris it is most likely that you will do alot of walking even if you take advantage of public transportation.

Scooter

  • Regardless of how much you choose to use the scooter it is by far the quickest and easiest way to see Paris. Not only is parking readily available but when ever there is traffic you can simpliy drive between the cars that are not moving and it is not frowned on like other countries.

Metro

  • The Paris metro is one of the most advanced and easiest metro systems in the world. The metro is cheap, will get you almost anywhere you want to go in Paris and is the perfectsoultion for tourists

.Bus

The best thing you could do if you want to get around Paris on a public bus is to get a bus map froma tourist imformation center or hotel. It is similar to the metro, you just need to figure out the direction your heading and the number or color of the line you want to catch

Transportation

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Disneyland Paris

  • Disneyland Paris is a mats and shops for Guest of all ages. Get ready for and make the most of your adventure by using gical holiday destination with two Parks filled with endless attractions, restaurant and shops fo Guests of all ages.Get ready to make the most of your adventure, What attractions are sutieable for you and your family.

 Paris Marathon

  • Tje Paris Marathon is a unique opportunity to discover the city while participating in one of the most exicting races over the mythical distance of 26 miles, 385 yards. The Paris Marathon is today one of the five biggest in the world.

 

 

 

 

Sports/Recreation

Fashion

  • Paris is home to many premier fashion designers including Chanel, Pierre Cardin, Celine, Chole, Dior, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Hetmes, Lanvin, Rochas, Vuitton, and Yves Sanit Laurent.

The Mona Lisa

  • The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait of Lisa Gheradini by th Ilalian Renaissance artist Leoardo da Vinci, which has been desribed as  "the best known, the most visted, the most written about, the most sung about, and the most parodied work in the world."

Venus de Milo

  • Aperodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, is an ancient Greek statue and on of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture.

Arts/Culture

Macarons

  • The delicate pastry, consisting of two almon meringue shells glued together with buttercream or ganach,  has taken the world by storm but its birthplace is resolutely Paris. Available in all sorts of flavors and just as many colors, macarons are a two-bite delights

Croissants

  • Be instantly spellbound by the warm buttery smell of fresh crossants escaping from the air vents at pavement level

Carmels

  • These amazing in texture, rich in buttery flavor, hese treats will forever change your life

 

Food

French

  • French is the offical language nglish
  • Engligh is not widely spoken. Nonetheless, some people speck some English and a crah couse in French or a French phare book will certainly come in handy.

 

Languages/Local Dialects

  • The Eiffel Tower was supposed to be a temporary installation, intended to stand for 20 years after being built for the 1889 World's Fair.
  • Paris was originally a Roman City called "Lutetia".
  • The French army was the first to use camouflage, which comes from the French verb "to make up for the stage."
  • The army began wearing camoflage in 1915 during World War l.
  • There are at least three replicas of the Statue of Liberty in Paris. The most famous of exists on an island in the middle of the Seine and looks towards her sister statue in New York.
  • Te first public screening of a movie was by French brothers Auguste and Louis Lumiere in December of 1895. They used their invention "the cinematographe" to show 10 films of 50 seconds each.

Fun Facts