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Week 08 _ Lab 07 _ Paris Brochure

Week 08 _ Lab 07 _ Paris Brochure

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Paris Brochure
Paris Brochure

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Published by: Julie Prinet on Nov 08, 2012
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Main Visitor Welcome Center 25, rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris 01 49 52 42 63 http://en.parisinfo.com/
How to get there: RER : Auber (ligne A) Métro : Pyramides (ligne 7-14) Hours: From 01 November to 30 April From Monday to Sunday: 10am-7pm Closed on 1 May From 02 May to 31 October From Monday to Sunday: 9am-7pm

Paris from the roofs

influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities. Paris and the Paris Region, with €572.4 billion in 2010, produce more than a quarter of the gross domestic product of France and is one of the largest city GDP in the world. Considered as green and highly liveable, the city and its region are the world’s leading tourism destination. They house four UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many international organizations.

Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Îlede-France region. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits (the 20arrondissements) largely unchanged since 1860, has a population of about 2,300,000. Its metropolitan area is one of the largest population centres in Europe, with more than 12 million inhabitants. An important settlement for more than two millennia, Paris had become, by the 12th century, one of Europe’s foremost centres of learning and the arts and the largest city in the Western world until the 18th century. Paris is today one of the world’s leading business and cultural centres and its
The Eiffel Tower

Photo Credits: http://www.world-city-photos.org, en.wikipedia.org


TRANSPORTATION The Paris transportation network is very diverse and exists literally over many levels. The city's buses, trams, Métro, Autoroutes, trains and planes together all serve to maintain a high level of connectivity between Paris's many different districts and beyond. HISTORY Paris is more than 2,000 years old. Gauls of the Parisii tribe settled there between 250 and 200 BC and founded a fishing village on an island in the river that is the present-day Ile de la Cité -- the center around which Paris developed. Known as Lutetia in ancient times, Paris was conquered by Julius Caesar in 52 BC. In 987, High Capet, Count of Paris, became king of France, and under his successors, the Capetians, the city's position as the nation's capital became established. Often characterized as spirited and rebellious, the people of Paris first declared themselves an independent commune in the 14th century. The storming of the Bastille in 1789 was the first of a series of key actions by the Parisian people during the French Revolution. In 1871, during the Franco-Prussian War , the city was besieged for four months until France surrendered. After German troops withdrew, French radicals briefly established the Commune of Paris. The Metro and Tramway, most of the Bus and a few sections of the RER are run by the RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens), the government-subsidised company whose jurisdiction covers all transport touching the Parisian Capital. The rest of the RER, as well as the Transilien, are run by the SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français), the state-owned train company whose rail network covers all of France. CUISINE Paris’ culinary reputation has its base in the diverse origins of its inhabitants. In its beginnings, it owed much to the 19th-century organisation of a railway system that
The Metropolitain Les Deux Magots, a famous cafe

MONUMENTS * The Eiffel Tower (nickname La dame de fer, the iron lady) is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world: 7.1 million people ascended it in 2011. * Notre Dame de Paris (French for “Our Lady of Paris”), also known as Notre Dame Cathedral or simply Notre Dame, is a historic Roman Catholic Marian cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris. It is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and among the largest and most well-known churches in the world ever built. Notre Dame de Paris was among the first buildings in the world to use the arched exterior supports.
Le Louvre

had Paris as a centre, making the capital a focal point for immigration from France’s many different regions and gastronomical cultures. This reputation continues through today in a cultural diversity that has since spread to a worldwide level thanks to Paris’ continued reputation for culinary finesse and further immigration from increasingly distant climes. THEATERS Theatre traditionally has occupied a large place in Parisian culture. This still holds true today, and many of its most popular actors today are also stars of French television. Some of Paris’ major theatres include Bobino, Théâtre Mogador, and theThéâtre de la Gaîté-Montparnasse. Some Parisian theatres have also doubled as concert halls. Many of France’s greatest musical legends, such as Édith Piaf, Georges Brassens, and Charles Aznavour, found their fame in Parisian concert halls. Legendary yet still-showing examples of these are Le Lido, Bobino, l’Olympia and le Splendid.

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