Paris is the capital of France . Very cosmopolitan city, its population is 2,220,445 inhabitants (2014) for the city of Paris intra-muros ( 105 km 2 ), 6,968,051 for Greater Paris metropolis ( 814 km² ) and 11,769,433 inhabitants for its urban area, it is therefore one of the most populated cities in Europe. Located in the north of the country on the banks of the Seine, Paris has the reputation of being among the cities, the most beautiful and the most romantic and it is within it that many creative waves have developed before leaving to conquer the world, whether it's culture, art, history, fashion, cooking or design. Nicknamed the City of Light and the Capital of Fashion , many of the world's most renowned fashion designers and perfumers, such as Chanel , Christian Dior , Yves Saint Laurent , Guerlain , Lancôme , L'Oreal , Clarinsetc. live in Paris or have their main offices there. The historic heart of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is the world's second largest restaurant in the Guide Michelin (only giving it to Tokyo ) and contains many of the most famous and most visited monuments and establishments in the world, such as The Eiffel Tower , the Arc de Triomphe , the Notre-Dame Cathedral , the Louvre Museum , the Moulin Rouge , the Père Lachaise Cemetery etc. It is the most visited city in the world, with more than 45 million tourists each year.
Paris is full of beautiful places, some world famous and others to discover. Only a foretaste of what the city has to offer will be listed here , for the rest please consult the various districts.
For a cultural visit of the city, a good option is undoubtedly the Paris Museum Pass , a prepaid card giving you access to more than 70 museums and monuments in Paris and its surroundings (including the Palace of Versailles) valid for 2 days, 4 days and 6 days. The days announced are consecutive. This pass allows you to pass the tails, (Notre Dame, the Sainte Chapelle and the Louvre have a respectable queue of visitors 365 days a year).
The easiest way to get the pass is to buy it directly at the cash register of participating museums or monuments, or if you want to avoid queuing, at the offices of the tourist office, some offices of tobacco or FNAC stores. For the most far-sighted, the Paris Museum Pass can be purchased in advance, via the Internet. Beware however, on some sites the pass is sold more expensive, because the resellers integrate the sale prices and shipping costs, management fees more or less high. Similarly, some tourist packages, such as the Paris Pass, include additional services around the Paris Museum Pass, which is why their fares are higher. Always take the time to compare these offers with the public rate of the pass, and choose what best suits your desires.
Places in Paris to see:
1 Arc de Triomphe - Monument built in 1806 by order of Napoleon 1st in honor of the French armies, it was completed thirty years later during the reign of Louis Philippe. Monument classified or inscribed as a historical monument in France
2 Eiffel Tower - Since the year 2000, a flashing lighting system has been installed on the Tower. The tower flashes at night every hour for 5 minutes, in addition to its normal lighting. The most amazing is at 1 am when its lighting goes off and there is only the flicker that makes you guess its shape, like a last goodbye before falling asleep.
3 Notre Dame de Paris - Built between the xii th century century and the xiv th century century cathedral is located in the heart of Paris on the Ile de la Cité. Saved and restored in the 19th by the architect Viollet-leDuc. The road distances from France are calculated from the point "km 0" located in the heart of the Parvis de Notre-Dame.
4 Sacré-Cœur (The basilica)
5 Dôme des Invalides, the Dome Church Place des Invalides
6 Tomb of Napoleon I Place des Invalides
7 Hôtel National des Invalides
8 The Palais Garnier.
9 The Opéra Garnier or Palais Garnier
10 The Cité des Sciences At the heart of the immense Parc de la Villette, the largest in Paris, the Cité des Sciences welcomes you from Tuesday to Sunday. Do not miss the visit of the Argonaute submarine, nor a projection at the imax cinema of La Géode.
11 The François Mitterrand Library
12 The Montparnasse Tower
13 Louvre Museum
14 Delacroix . Eugène Delacroix House,
15 Musée d'Orsay
10 Army Museum at the Invalides Hotel
11 Catacombs - Old quarries of Paris, the bones of many cemeteries, in particular those of the cemetery of the Innocents near the Halles, were transferred there for the sake of public hygiene. That's why we are now talking about catacombs. Today only a small part can be visited.
12 Center Georges Pompidou ,
13 Brancusi workshop - A unique space dedicated to art and children.
14 The Jacquemart-André Museum . Located near the Champs Elysées, the Jacquemart-André Museum presents the most beautiful private collection of works of art in Paris, combined with the atmosphere of a large house of the xix th century. One can discover with an audio tour this magnificent mansion and its collection of Flemish painting of the xviii th century French, Italian Renaissance, rare furniture ... The Jacquemart-André Café offers one of the most beautiful scenery of Paris.
15 Grevin. Wax Museum.
16 Arts and Crafts. Museum of techniques. Metro Arts and Crafts.
17 Carnavalet . Museum of History of the City of Paris. Free permanent exhibition. In the Marais district, metro Saint-Paul. Many elements on the French Revolution, including: there is, for example, the famous painting of David representing the oath of the Jeu de Paume .
18 Picasso . Museum on the work of Picasso.
19 City of Music . Metro Porte de Pantin. Parc de la Villette, musical instruments from antiquity to the present day. National Museum.
Flights to Paris
Paris International Airports - PAR, CDG, ORY, BVA
1) Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport (CDG) is the largest and busiest airport. The airport has three terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Note that the 2G terminal occupies a separate building and can only be reached by shuttle / bus every 10-20 minutes (also plan this extra trip). The free shuttle CDGVAL connects all the terminals between them. Unsurprisingly, everything you will find in the airport will be horribly expensive, especially the food. When you arrive, do not forget to inquire about the terminal you will have to borrow to leave, because you might not have time to play the riddles. The terminals are allocated according to the companies, but it is better to make sure.
2) Paris Orly Airport (ORY) - The second airport of Paris, located in the southern suburbs. This old-fashioned airport will make you cringe if you're used to the ultra-modern, ultra-chic (and ultra-recent) airports of the Far East or the Gulf countries, but it continues to convoy daily very large number of passengers.
3) Paris-Beauvais Airport (BVA) - Beauvais-Tillé Airport - This airport, located more distant north of the city, is rather a regional airport used by some discount companies like Ryanair and WizzAir. There are shuttles that will drop you Porte Maillot (line (1)) ticket price: € 15 - duration: about 1 hour 15 minutes . The shuttles leave 20 minutes after each landing, and a few hours before each take-off. The exact times can be found on the website of Beauvais airport.
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