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Last update: 20/06/2010 Paragraphs: Tourist guide, Attractions and more, Museums: Centre Pompidou, Louvre Museum, Musée d'Orsay , Rodin Museum, Quai Brainly Museum, The Arab World Institute (IMA), Musee de l'Orangerie, Nightlife: Le Jardin des Cygnes, Balajo, Le Caveau de la Huchette, Le Pulp, Shopping: E. Dehillerin, Attractions: Latin Quarter, Chambord Chateau, Disneyland, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Orsay Museum, Parks and Gardens: Luxembourg Gardens, Monument and Historic Building: La Madeleine, Hotel des Invalides, The Arc de Triomphe, Bastille, Sacre Coeur, Palais Royal, Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods: Montmartre, Latin Quarter, Pigalle, Rue de Rivoli, Place Vendome, Rue Cler, Montparnasse Cemetery, Airport: Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Orly Airport, Beauvais Airport, Getting Around: Underground transportation

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One of the best destinations in the whole world, Paris or The City Of Light, no doubt, a favourite destination to anyone who travels for pleasure or business, is at its best from March to May. It is in winter that most cultural events are organized, though school holidays do clog the streets up! Nearly 2,500.000 people live in the city and 10,500.000 populate the suburban area around Paris known as the Île de France.

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000 sq.madelin@louvre. but of a different nature! Worth a visit are also: Rueil-Malmaison.30am to Museums .fr Opening Hours: The Centre Pompidou is open from 11am to 10pm.fr/ E-mail: camille. Islamic art. Pigalle. the Sacrè Coeur in Montmartre. where french history. m. Michel. Louvre museum holds nearly 35.s. prints. Boulevard St. Musée d'Orsay The Musèe d'Orsay is a national museum Address: Musée d'Orsay Web Site: http://www. the Latin area. Restaurants are nearly everywhere and they range from the highly luxurious to the simple cheap ones in the Quartier Latin. Right in the centre of Paris in a building designed by Renz Address: Centre Pompidou Web Site: http://www. not far. The museum was established in 1793. St. Fontainebleau are true attractions of any trip to France. culture and traditions are and still live! Not far from such an extraordinary city Fontainebleau. except Tuesday. take-away restaurants and Mac Donald&#8217. The palaces of Versailles and. The museum is divided into several departments. Paris. This is the largest art museum across the globe. Millions of tourists visit this museum every year. except Mondays 9. Notre Dame Cathedral. Address: 75058 Paris Cedex 01 Web Site: http://www.. Germain. Visitors can see decorative art. sculptures and various world famous paintings. Oath of the Horatii. The museum is a fortress built in 1190 CE. 000 pieces of artwork from different parts of the world.Destination: PARIS | Last update: 20/06/2010 Paris covers an area of over 110 km2. The Louvre Pyramid and the inverted pyramid are other attractions in this museum.centrepompidou.fr Opening Hours: The museum is open daily. Disneyland Paris is an attraction too. The museum serves as the national symbol of France. This is the place where tourists can see original world famous creations of Mona Lisa. This gigantic museum is spread across an area of 60. Madonna of the Rocks and Venus de Milo.fr Attractions and more Paris is the Louvre. The museum is located at 75058.musee-orsay. Centre Pompidou This great art-place was the brainchild of President Georges Pompidou who wanted to create an original cultural institution in the heart of Paris focused on modern and contemporary art. There are also many fast foods. The Centre is closed on Tuesdays and on 1 May © frederic de la mure Louvre Museum The Louvre Museum is the one of the most famous museums in the world. Vauxle-Vicomte well deserve a visit which can be enjoyed in just one day time! Many interesting places where to go and visit are alla round this dreaming city. AthisMons and Athis-Mons.louvre. Food is on of the main attractions in the whole France. Bussy. Egyptian antiques. This museum remains open from 9 am to 6 pm daily. Versailles and its magnificent palace of Louis XIV. the Eiffel tower.

500 items out of the 267. Winter Opening Hours (October to March): Museum and Boutique: 9.30 pm daily except Mondays. Rodin also created sketches. to 5. Asia and Africa.30 a.00 am to 6. Mexican sculptors and Nigerian statues are some of the major attractions in this museum. This museum was opened in June 2006.45 p. dedicated to the Arabian culture and heritage. quai Branly Web Site: http://www. Address: 79.30pm Rodin Museum Rodin Museum or better known as the Musèe Rodin is located in the capital city of France. except Mondays. rue des fossès-Saint. Open Easter Sunday and Ascension Day.org/ E-mail: rap@imarabe.Bernard Place Mohammed. The southern wall resembles the balconies and patios in the Arabic countries. This institute remains open from 10 am to 6 pm daily.30 a. Address: 1. All these creations are also housed in this museum. Later in 1919.musee-rodin. Headdresses brought from Alaska.fr Opening Hours: The Quai Brainly Museum is open all days from Tuesday to Sunday. This museum holds a huge collection of artifacts that exhibit the indigenous civilization. This institute lies at 1. The Djnnenke statue from Mali is one of the precious pieces. paintings and engraves. Quai Brainly Museum Quai Branly Museum or Musèe du quai Branly is located in Paris.30 pm. rue de Varenne in Paris.000 objects from the . On Thursdays. In 1980. The Arab World Institute (IMA) The Arab World Institute or Institut du Monde Arabe is a museum in Paris.m. These are inclusive of The Kiss and The Thinker. cultures and art from America. The hotel was used as the residence by this great sculpture in 1908.45pm. This side is made up of glass that is etched with white colored ceramic images. 14 July. unless on a Monday. Closed on Mondays.fr Opening Hours: The Museum is open every day except Mondays. rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard Web Site: http://www. Some permanent exhibitions are arranged in the other half of the museum. Address: 37.m.850 sq. The museum is spread across an area of 181.imarabe. Rodin donated all his sculptors and creations to this museum. Here tourists can see some of the world famous creations by Rodin. quai Branly .30pm.m. a French sculptor. ft. A separate section is dedicated to the creations of Camille Claudel. 1 May.Destination: PARIS | Last update: 20/06/2010 6pm. The building of IMA is itself a masterpiece of architecture.m. eighteen Arab countries made an agreement with France to establish this museum-cuminstitute. As the name suggests. which is at 79. 1 January. The museum is at 37. permanent collection. This museum serves as a cultural exchange between the Arabian world and France. The museum is located in the Hotel Biron. from 10.45 pm. Most of the sculptors are displayed in the garden in front of the hotel building. The Eiffel Tower is near this museum.45 p. The remaining space is occupied with temporary exhibits. Thursday is open until 9. The exhibitions in this institute cover the cultural. 75007 Paris. Paris. Summer Opening Hours (April to September): Museum and Boutique: 9. this museum holds the collection of wonderful creations of Auguste Rodin.V in Paris. technological and scientific aspects of the Arabian countries.30 am to 5.portail Debilly. 1 and 11 November. This museum-cum-cultural center remains open from 10 am to 6. Besides the sculptors. The museum exhibits nearly 3. The museum remains open from 9. One of the sides of this institute faces the river. 25 December. Indian chest ornaments. Late night on Thursdays until 9. it remains open till 9.org Opening Hours: Every day 10 am-6 pm (except Monday) Library: every day 1pm-8 pm (except Sunday and Monday) Closed on 1st May. Musèe Rodin opened in this hotel. to 4. This structure won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Oceania.quaibranly. rue de Varenne Web Site: http://www.

located in Paris.77. with different kind of music in different rooms Address: 9 rue de Lappe Paris Web Site: http://www. for musical events and also for display of few exhibitions of paintings.1. The party starts every night after the sunset and goes high as the night grows further.balajo. France&#8206.e-dehillerin. Address: 25. .jardin-des-cygnes. Balajo The Balajo is a special place. trance and dance music. Le Caveau de la Huchette Le Caveau de la Huchette is a famous French club jazz. The visitors can shake a leg on the techno. 5 rue de la Huchette in the open Latin Quarter (5th arrondissement). Rue de la Huchette. Address: Jardin des Tuileries Paris Phone: : 01.com/ E-mail: hotel@jardin-des-cygnes.42.fr Opening Hours: Open every day except Tuesday 1st May and 25th December from 0900 to 1800 hours Le Pulp Le Pulp nightclub is hot and happening place for lesbian couples.fr Opening Hours: 8pm-5am Address: 18.44. France Nightlife Le Jardin des Cygnes A family run restaurant since three generation.01 43 26 65 05&#8206. Le Jardin des Cygnes is a guarantee if you like extravagant and delicious food Address: Av De Lattre de Tassigny 47190 Aiguillon Paris Web Site: http://www.fr/ E-mail: contact@balajo.36. Dehillerin Dehillerin distributes an exceptional high quality of kitchen and pastry utensils for the catering professionals and also the hobby cookers.musee-orangerie E-mail: information-orangerie@culture.Destination: PARIS | Last update: 20/06/2010 Musee de l'Orangerie The Musee de l'Orangerie is situated in a former orangery which was built in 1852 by an architect named Firmin Bourgeois and completed afterwards by Ludovico Visconti. This is the one great place for party animals.11 Web Site: http://www.80.gouv. 75005 Paris.com Shopping E. France Phone: : +33.07 Web Site: http://www. where dance lovers find themselves in a typical and unique atmosphere. created by Maurice Gorègués in 1948. Rue Coquillière Paris.fr Attractions Latin Quarter . This museum was at first used by the Third Republic as a storehouse of materials and also as an exam room or a place of accommodation for the soldiers. The club remains open for all night long. Boulevard Poissonnière 75002 Paris. This provides one of the legendary jazz scenes in Paris Address: 5.53.

Emporium. Discoveryland. The topmost platform offers a breathtaking view of Paris. This market area has a countless number of clothing shops. the Eiffel Tower is at the peak of its beauty. Gustave Eiffel. Visitors come here to savor lip smacking delicacies at the fast food joints. The Eiffel Tower. making it ideal for a fun-filled holiday experience. Web Site: http://www. was designed by some of the most famous architects of its time. Place Saint. Leonardo da Vinci being one of them. nightlife and great food. is the tallest structure in Paris. The Chateau was declared a &lsquo. This area is located on the bank of the Seine River.discoverfrance. with several species of trees. Paris. the Eiffel Tower is a magnificent piece of art. Chambord Chateau. the two restaurants on the first and the second floor. is one of the best places to enjoy a holiday with the family.Destination: PARIS | Last update: 20/06/2010 Quartier Latin or the Latin Quarter of Paris is a major tourist attraction in Paris. Sorbonne University lies adjacent to this area. a major tourist attraction. At night.net . It was built to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution and has great historical significance. are some of the important shops selling souvenirs.national nature preserve' in 1947 and was listed as a World Heritage Site in 2000. the other platforms are also worth visiting for a spectacular sunset. which is beautifully decorated. pubs and discos here. Tourists can visit numerous nightclubs. Tourists can visit numerous historical monuments located in this area. Paris. 13 staircases and stables that have a capacity of accommodating 1. however. The Latin Quarter also offers a sizzling and upbeat nightlife. The castle has 400 rooms. A major attraction of the castle is its double-helix open staircase. The Eiffel Tower is named after the man who designed it.com Eiffel Tower Chambord Chateau Chambord Chateau is located in Loire Valley. respectively. USA. Other attractions include the roof of the castle. clothes and other Disney collectibles. Apart from shopping. this place offers astonishing architectural marvels. This open air market also has a historical significance. The amusement park is divided into the following five parts. the Disneyland Railroad Station offers a round trip of the park and is an exciting ride. which are also major attractions: Main Street. Shopping options are also available in the park. The park of the castle is another important attraction as it is the largest walled park in Europe. Its construction began in 1887 and was completed in 1889. There is a whole range of attractions in Disneyland. Its construction began in 1526 under the reign of King Francis I. Altitude 95 and Jules Verne.org Disneyland Disneyland. making one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world.destinationsen. with gold lights highlighting its beautiful steel framework.castles. Adventureland and Frontierland. Altogether it is a great place to visit. Web Site: http://www. Visitors can get a wide range of stylish clothes at great prices if one bargains. Web Site: http://www.200 horses. A large number of bistros and a lively atmosphere is the key feature here.Michel and Le College de France are some of the must visit places in this area. 365 fireplaces. a Renaissance-styled castle. The restaurants here serve local delicacies. On entering the park. Each section offers equal opportunities for entertainment. Harrington's and Disney Clothiers Ltd. the exquisitely carved columns and the tall facades. are famous for serving excellent cuisines. France. One of the most visited sites in the world. Fantasyland.

Romans and Christians alike. ceilings. a large courtyard and an impressive esplanade. Paris. this amazing building is affiliated with a Benedictine abbey. It is an important historical and religious site. from the windows to the fa&ccedil. It was designed by Louis XIV for providing shelter to the old and wounded soldiers.com/ Parks and Gardens Luxembourg Gardens The Luxembourg Garden is the largest public park with 22.musee-orsay. with Pope Alexander III laying down its foundation stone. . graphic arts and much more. France Opening Hours: Open hours depend on the month: opening between 0730 and 0815 hours.51. Luxembourg is the garden of the French Senate.5 hectares of land and is situated in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.44. is based on this cathedral. photography. This building is the first ever French hospital cum home which was exclusively built for the soldiers. Web Site: http://www. Delacroix paintings. Orsay Museum The Orsay Museum is a pioneering French art museum located in Paris.Closing between 1645 and 2145 Monument and Historic Building La Madeleine La Madeleine is known as Madeleine Church in English and is a beautifully constructed church.fr/en/home. it was converted into a museum which mainly held French art consisting of paintings. fountains and monuments which are scattered throughout the grounds. the museum represents the richness of artistic marvels. it was completed in 1345. sculptures. Some of the distinguished works included here are the La Porte d'Enfer. France Phone: : 01. It is perhaps best known for the exhaustive compilation of impressionist masterworks of famous painters like Monet and Renoir.00 Opening Hours: Hours: Monday to Saturday 0 730 -1900. It was specially designed in its present form as a temple for the Napoleon army glory.Destination: PARIS | Last update: 20/06/2010 Notre Dame The Notre Dame. the &lsquo. There is also a garden. Sunday 0800 . This historic building was founded in 1675 on request by Louis XVI. The extensive collections in this museum also include architecture.html Address: Pl. furniture and photography. de la Madeleine. Address: Paris. Designed and constructed by few of the best architects in the past history.aviewoncities. decorative arts. The construction of this cathedral began in 1163. France. walls and stained glasses of the cathedral. This magnificent museum was formerly a railway station and a terminus for the south western railways in France until 1939. is a marvel to view.Hunchback of Notre Dame'. Rousseau. There are also daily masses and concerts held at this building. Web Site: http://www. A climb up to the towers ensures a breathtaking view of Paris. Victor Hugo's famous work of fiction. Stories from the Bible are painted on the portals. Dedicated to all facets of artistic expression. This garden contains over hundred of statues. It occupies a commanding position in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.63. It is also the site of the coronation of Napoleon. In 1986. which is housed in the Luxembourg Palace.1900 Hotel des Invalides Hotel des Invalides is a huge domed structure which was constructed in the late 17th century. Paris. Corot and Sisley. Some of the major attractions are the sculpture of Adam and Eve at the entrance. The entire structure. the statue of Saint Joan of Arc and the rose windows. sacred to the Celts. is one of the most striking Gothic cathedrals in the world.ade.

2300Dome and crypt: Daily 0900 .72 Web Site: http://www. dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Address: Pl. However.37.Destination: PARIS | Last update: 20/06/2010 Address: Place des Invalides. The foundation stone of the basilica was laid in 1875. Rue Jacques Coeur Streets.sacre-coeur-montmartre.org The Sacre-Coeur Basilica is known as one of the major tourist attractions in Paris. the work began again and was completed by Blouet. with collections of more than 6. Address: 3. This place has many sightseeing.org/ E-mail: accueil-ma@invalides. documents and even prints. The French national holiday which is celebrated annually on 14th July is commonly known in English as Bastille Day. Here. It was consecrated in 1891 and was complete by 1914. Paris. Designed by Jacques Lemercier.42. This monument is known as the largest triumphal arch in the world and forms the depicts the impressive urban ensemble in Paris.invalides. Montmartre is a wonderful neighborhood of Paris known for lots of historic sites. By 1919. This 19th century basilica is traditionally associated with the beheading of the patron of the city.37.00 Web Site: http://www. which is also called as Place de I ' Etoile. Bastille is a French word. formerly known as Bastille Saint-Antoine ç Number 232. In 1833.com Opening Hours: Basilica: Daily 0600 . It is said that this arch was commissioned by Napoleon to pay tribute to the French Army and its construction began in 1806. Built in 1629 for Cardinal de Richelieu. the beginning of the French Revolution. and is best known for the storming of the Bastille in 14 July.55. There are also some old churches. beautiful architectural style buildings and basilica of Sacre Coeur in Sacre Coeur . This amazing majestic building is situated on top of the Montmartre hill. in the 3rd century. It is situated at the summit of the butte Montmartre.000.41.53. with lots of interesting events. the work was continued by Joust. houses the Conseil d ' Etat. France Phone: : 01. it was elevated to the status of a basilica after First World War ended.77 Palais Royal The Palais Royal belonged to the French royal family for many generations. The Bastille was built in 1370-1383 by Charles V of France during the Hundred Years War. This historic building is a Roman Catholic basilica. the palace was initially called as the Palais Cardinal. Saint Denis.73. The Palais-Royal. 70 meters long and 30 meters wide. Built as an irregular rectangle with eight towers. the construction was stopped after the defeat of Napoleon. Rue Saint Antoine.44. a palace and also the nearby garden is situated in the first arrondissement of Paris.com/ E-mail: basilique@sacre-coeur-montmartre. 18e Phone: : 01. the Ministry of Culture and the Constitutional Council. which means castle or bastion. the highest point in the city. Address: Place Charles-de-Gaulle Phone: : 1. its construction got completed in 1629 and at present. Address: 25 Rue de Valois Bastille The Bastille was a prison in Paris. cobblestone streets and a rich history. Squares and Neighbourhoods Montmartre Montmartre is a historic site of the Montmartre Hill and is a famous tourist area in Paris. it is surrounded by a broad moat. 1789 along with the Tennis Court Oath. whose name is engraved on it. maps. du Parvis-du-Sacré-Coeur. Its original architect was Chalgrin and after his death.89.1800 The Arc de Triomphe The Arc de Triomphe is a monument in Paris which stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle. in 1814.000 books. the Bilbliotheque Nationale de France. one can also get to see at the rear of the garden.

Address: Montmartre. The square at first had an equestrian statue of Napoleon as King Caesar. and is a commercial street where there are some of the most fashionable shops in the world. Here. This street is totally of 3070 meters in length. One such place of interest is Church Saint Severin. Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre.44. Paris Address: 3.1800 Airport Charles de Gaulle International Airport . France Montparnasse Cemetery Montparnasse Cemetery is locally named as Cimetiere du Montparnasse. one can find the tombs of Charles Baudelaire.Category: Unverified listing PhotoPhoto Pigalle Pigalle is the neighborhood of Paris is well known as a Red Light District with home for strip clubs and more.86. Some of the attractions to see at this street are the Musee du Louvre. Pigalle lies to the north of Paris and is adjacent to Montmartre. There are monuments dedicated to police and firefighters killed in the line of duty in Paris.0900 . There are also the rue de Rivoli. This neighborhood was also home to cabaret scene and Moulin Rouge was the first show in the city. This Cemetery is the eternal home of many intellectual and artistic elites of France. This site is the third largest cemetery in Paris opened in 1824. This neighborhood is one of the parts of the 6th arrondissement of Paris. its authentic and retail food. it is a popular tourist attraction in Paris. France Get Directions * approximate times . Rue de Rivoli Rue de Rivoli is known as the famous streets of Paris. This square has some of the prestigious banks and such offices.</strong Address: Rue Cler. Address: Latin Quarter. It is believed that the cemetery was created from three farms in 1824 and was originally known as Le Cimetiere du Sud.1.50 Opening Hours: Monday . It is a street and pedestrian-oriented shopping complex.Destination: PARIS | Last update: 20/06/2010 Montmartre. France Place Vendome Place Vendome is known as the most famous square in the history of France and was created in 1685 and designed by Jules-Hardouin Mansart. As there are lots of notable French and international people buried here. the statue of Joan of Arc at the Place des Pyramides and the Place Vendome. Latin Quarter us also home to various higher education establishments like the Ecole Normale Superieure. It is known for its animation. Boulevard Edgar Quinet Phone: : +33.Paris Latin Quarter Latin Quarter is an area which is situated on the left bank of the Seine River. This place is a definitely adults only place and is a popular tourist destination attracting many visitors each year. the new Opera House and the Opera Garnier situated at this street.Saturday . Address: Rue de Rivoli. The arcades of the front mansions surround the square in the heart of the capital. Address: Pigalle. 75007 Paris. This neighborhood of Paris is known for bistros and some lively atmosphere.France Rue Cler Rue Cler is a street in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. Address: Place Vendome.10.

aeroportsdeparis. There are some local buses which travel between the vital spots in Paris and the airport. It is a French airport also known as Aeroport de Paris Beauvais Tille. Africa. Getting Around Underground transportation Paris has underground rail network. especially if they get stuck in traffic. It is France's 2nd busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers. The third terminal serves low cost and charter airlines. which is known as the finest rail network in the city. the airport is considered to be the most important international airport of France. It has two terminals.bourgin@adp. However. Blue Air and Wizzair.52. Major spots in the city are easily accessible from Orly airport. Roissybus is the shuttle bus service between the airport and the rest of the city.52 Web Site: http://www. Some of the major cities in Middle East. namely the north and south terminal. Norwegian Air Shuttle. These include Air France coaches. taxis can be an expensive. This airport is home to many low cost budget airlines like Sterling. Caribbean. Ryanair. The trains are run on the principal lines of the Metro subway system which got opened in 1900. One of the train runs non stop between Paris Gare du Nord and the airport. The airport has three terminals. The RER B suburban train offers two services. RATP Orlybus and Jetbus line. Located in Paris. The hub of the system named ChateletLes-Halles is known as the world's largest and busiest underground station.11. The airport is named after Free French Forces' leader. and at present it has four gates with a snack bar and shopping area facility.aeroportbeauvais. it was the small regional airport.Destination: PARIS | Last update: 20/06/2010 Charles de Gaulle International Airport is one of the vital aviation hubs in the whole world. RER B train service offers Orlyval shuttle train between the airport and Antony train station.44.46. The first two terminals initially served Air France exclusively. The high speed trains arriving at this station access various destinations in Paris.com/ Orly Airport Orly Airport in Paris served as a major airport until the construction of Charles de Gaulle International Airport. North America and Europe are covered by flights landing on this airport.fr Beauvais Airport Beauvais Airport is the third airport in Paris having the code of BVA. Another train stops at several intermediate stations. Address: Orly 103 Phone: : +33 (0)1 49. now other airlines are also being served at these terminals. . The airport remains busy with domestic traffic. Charles de Gaulle. Originally. Address: Tille. A TVG station is present in the second terminal of the airport. This line service is frequent and fast. This airport has 359 elevation feet with 109 meters.46 Web Site: http://www. However. This airport offers budget travelers an alternative to Charles de Gaulle or Orly. There are over twenty regular scheduled daily flights with more via charter flights.fr E-mail: alain. Over decades or more. Beauvais Phone: : 03. Taxis can be a convenient and faster way to reach the airport.75. these lines have been extended into the suburbs. A6 autoroute is connected with the airport. The airport is well connected with the major spots in the city.

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