Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the France region. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,193,031, but the Paris metropolitan area has a population of 11,836,970, and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe. In 2009 and 2010 Paris was ranked among the three most important and influential cities in the world, among the first three “European cities of the future” – according to research published by the Financial Times – and among the top ten cities in the world in which to live according to the British review Monocle An important settlement for more than two millennia, Paris is today one of the world’s leading business and cultural centres, and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities.Paris also ranks among the 10 greenest European cities in 2010.
The Eiffel Tower and the Invalides, lit illuminated at sunset.
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Tourists wetted his feet in the fountains at Trocadero, around which there are many museums and gardens.
Views from the middle of the Seine
Pleasure boat “Bateau Mouche” swims past the Paris Palace of Justice. Such a walk along the river are very popular among tourists, as well as provide an opportunity not only to view Paris, and relax.
One of the greatest museums in the world, the Louvre, was once a royal fortress, and was open to all in 1793. It contains the 35,000 works of Western art and the art of the ancient world, covering an area of about 60,000 square meters. In the year of the Louvre has more than 6 million visitors.
One of the finest examples of French Gothic style – Notre Dame Cathedral, also known as Notre Dame. In the year it is visited by about 13 million visitors.
Tuileries Palace is located in the west end of the Louvre, the Tuileries garden, which stretches from the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde.
Fountain Fontaine-de-Mer on one of the main squares of Paris, Place de la Concorde. This is the biggest area of Paris.
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Place Vendome – an octagonal area, located north of the Tuileries Gardens and east of the Madeleine. Bronze column in the center of the area was established by Napoleon in 1810, after winning the French army at Austerlitz.
The Great Palace was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. A distinctive feature of the building is a glass roof, which distinguishes it from other buildings in Paris. The palace was the result of three different architects, and now it is the largest structure made of metal and glass in the world.
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Pere Lachaise cemetery, located on the eastern outskirts of the city was named after a Jesuit priest Lachaise, confessor of King Louis XIV. Here lie many famous people, including Musset, Chopin, Moliere, Oscar Wilde, Delacroix, Balzac, Jim Morrison.
Boutique «Louis Vuitton» to capture the imagination the Champs Elysees, one of the most famous and most beautiful streets in the world.
The Pantheon was originally conceived as a church of Saint Genevieve – Louis XV built it to accomplish his vow, given during his illness. Until 1885 the Pantheon was used as a religious and public building, now a famous burial place of outstanding people.
The heart of the Louvre
Intricate painting on the ceiling of the gallery of Apollo in the Paris Louvre Museum is reflected in the polished floor and exhibition showcases. Construction of the gallery began in 1661 and was fully completed only in 1851. In total, over her finish with more than 20 artists. In the gallery of Apollo are works of French art from the 200-year history.