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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Ile De France, FranceIf you should really go to Paris to visit the Eiffel Tower. To go to Paris and not visiting the Eiffel Tower is just something inconceivable. In fact the attraction of Paris can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. The Eiffel Tower will not be part of the most spectacular view of Paris, but is definitely a place where you have to go because of its architecture and grandeur.

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Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum

Ile De France, FranceLouvre Museum is the most visited art museum in the world, a monument full of historical meaning and a national museum of France. It is a central tourist attraction in Paris is a city located in the surrounding. In the Louvre Museum are displayed in some 35,000 art objects 6 millennium BC and until the nineteenth century AD.

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Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Ile De France, FranceNotre Dame is not even the largest cathedral in the world, but certainly the most famous. Gothic masterpiece is located in the Île de la Cité, a small island in the heart of the city. Paris Bishop Maurice de Sully began construction in 1163. Cathedral to be built in the new Gothic wishing to reflect the status of Paris as the capital of the French kingdom. It was the first cathedral built on a huge scale became the prototype for what cathedrals were built in France in the next period, among them the Cathedral of Amiens, Chartres or Rheims.

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Alexander III Bridge

Alexander Iii Bridge

Ile De France, FranceBridge construction took place late nineteenth century and lasted almost three years. The structure was made in a factory and then transported and assembled using a huge crane. It is built of steel and stone in Art Nouveau style.

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Arc de Triomphe

Arc De Triomphe

Ile De France, FranceIn the heart of a bustling city like Paris, in a district where business, trade and tourism combines perfectly with each other, the Arc de Triomphe is linked to our collective subconscious in a way that exceeds its artistic and architectural. Construction of the monument was meant to be a tribute to Emperor Napoleon victories, was not completed until the battle of Waterloo led to his overthrow.

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Luxembourg Gardens and Palace

Luxembourg Gardens And Palace

Ile De France, FranceLuxembourg Gardens is probably the most popular park in Paris. Located in the 6th arrondissement, near the Sorbonne University. Park of 22 hectares, was designed in 1612 in a purely French style and in the 19th century was open to the public until then been deprived. Between 1615 and 1627, Palais du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Palace) was built in the north of the park Jardin du Luxembourg.

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Tuileries Gardens

Tuileries Gardens

Ile De France, FranceA beautiful park, which fits into patterns of French landscape architecture, lies in the center of Paris, between the building's Louvre and Place de la Concorde, on the Seine: Tuileries Gardens, sometimes called Central Park.

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Moulin Rouge Cabaret

Moulin Rouge Cabaret

Ile De France, FranceCabaret Moulin Rouge was built in 1889 by Josep Oller, who at the time owned and Olympia, another locally famous in Paris. Moulin Rouge is located near the Montmartre district of Paris called Pigalle red and is easy to locate due to the famous windmills of red that is on the roof. Moulin Rouge is famous because it is considered the place where the birth took modern form of dance can-can. Today the Moulin Rouge is a leading tourist attraction and offers dancing and entertainment clients worldwide. The decor inside the cabaret still retains much of the romanticism of the early twentieth century France.

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Musée d'Orsay

Musée D'orsay

Ile De France, FranceThe building which houses the Musée d'Orsay is a former train station, Station d'Orsay, built in time for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. The station was the culmination of railways in southwestern France until 1939, when its platforms became too small for the new trains that had entered circulation. He continued to be used for smaller regional trains, and it became part of the post office during the Second World War.

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Paris Opera

Paris Opera

Ile De France, FranceOpera was built between 1862 and 1875, architect Charles Garnier was. The idea to build a new work has appeared since 1820 when, after starting work, they discovered an underground lake and recalled Lloyd Webber "Phantom of the Opera." Although this issue has been resolved, the lake still exists under the basement of the building.

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Versailles Castle

Versailles Castle

Ile De France, FranceVersailles was the official residence for the kings of France between 1682 and 1790. Originally it was only a hunting box, built in 1624 by Louis XIII. It was expanded by Louis XIV in early 1669. Sun King used it for his amorous escapades building a beautiful garden around the palace. Which was directed to the garden terrace was demolished and its place was designed Hall of Mirrors, where it was decided the destiny of Europe for more than a century.

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Place de la Concorde

Place De La Concorde

Ile De France, FrancePlace de la Concorde is the largest public square in Paris and the Tuileries gardens separate the Champs-Elysees. Originally it was called Louis XV Square in the middle or was it placed an equestrian statue. Construction of an octagon shape of the market that has started in 1754 and was completed in 1763.

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Champs-Élysées Bulervardul

Champs-Élysées Bulervardul

Ile De France, FranceChamps-Élysées is known in France as "La plus belle avenue du monde" (The most beautiful avenue in the world) and stretches from the Concorde Square up to the Arc de Triomphe. It was renovated and wide sidewalks were built of granite. It is one of the most important sights of Paris.

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Les Invalides

Les Invalides

Ile De France, FranceIn 1670, Louis the 14th century, gave orders to build Les Invalides, a military hospital able to treat wounded French soldiers in the wars in Europe. Name of the dome is an abbreviation for "Hôpital des Invalides. In 1676 when construction of the dome was completed around the dome were 15 yards, the most famous being the "Court of Honor", where military parades were held. Later, war veterans have asked for a chapel, which was built in 1679 (Eglise Saint-Louis des Invalides).

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Pompidou Centre

Pompidou Centre

Ile De France, FranceCentre Georges Pompidou is a cultural complex built in a high-tech architectural style is in the 4 arrondissement of Paris, in an area called Beaubourg.

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New Bridge (Pont Neuf)

New Bridge (Pont Neuf)

Ile De France, FranceParadoxically, the Pont Neuf (New Bridge in French) is the oldest bridge in Paris. Pont Neuf is also the most famous bridge in Paris, and together with the Pont Alexandre III, one of the most beautiful.

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Grand Palais (Grand Palais)

Grand Palais (Grand Palais)

Ile De France, FranceGrand Palais in Paris (Grand Palais) was built for the 1900 World Expo. The building is famous for its roof made of glass or huge.

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La Madeleine Church

La Madeleine Church

Ile De France, FranceGreek temple is a little north of the Place de la Concorde and is known as "La Madeleine" and "L'église de St-Marie-Madeleine." This imposing building is actually a church dedicated to Mary Magdalene. Madeleine Magdalene is called in French, hence the name of the building.

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Orangerie Museum

Orangerie Museum

Ile De France, FranceOrangerie Museum building has many huge windows, the main destination host used to be orange in winter. He later became a well-equipped warehouse, living room even provided troops deployed in Paris was a place for the conduct of sports competitions, music and patriotic events, hosted numerous exhibitions, industry, horticulture and canine competitions.

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Paris City Hall

Paris City Hall

Ile De France, FranceCity of Paris (Hôtel de Ville de Paris) in Paris was the center of political life for several centuries. The building, dating from the 16th century Town Hall was rebuilt after it caught fire during the Paris revolution of 1870.

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Sacre Coeur Basilica

Sacre Coeur Basilica

Ile De France, FranceSacre Coeur Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica and a popular tourist attraction in Paris. It is dedicated to the sacred heart of Jesus. The building is located on the highest point in town. In 1873 the Paris city councilors voted a law on expropriation of land for the construction of the basilica Montmartre hill. Architect Paul Abadie designed the basilica after winning a competition against 77 other architects. He was known for his restoration of the Cathedral Saint-Front in Périgueux.

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Rodin Museum

Rodin Museum

Ile De France, FranceThis museum is a tribute to France's best known sculptor, is a sight not be missed by any admirer of beauty and especially the work of Auguste Rodin.

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La Defense

La Defense

Ile De France, FranceLa Defense is a new neighborhood where there are many office buildings moderene, considered one of the largest business centers of Europe. In Defense admire skyscrapers in many forms and many buildings made of glass and steel.

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The Saint Chapelle and Conciergerie

The Saint Chapelle And Conciergerie

Ile De France, FranceConciergerie and the Holy Chapel include the oldest remains of the French Royal Palace (City Palace), which was turned into a prison in the fourteenth century (it was the first prison in Paris in 1391).

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Vosges Square (Place des Vosges)

Vosges Square (Place Des Vosges)

Ile De France, FrancePlace des Vosges (Vosges Square), the oldest square in Paris is also one of the most beautiful squares in the world.

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Pantheon

Pantheon

Ile De France, FrancePantheon is located on Ste-Geneviève mountain, near the Luxembourg Gardens and the Sorbonne University. The place where the Pantheon was chosen by King Clovis and was built for him to be buried in it.

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