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Paris travel attraction

Probably, every one dreams to go to Paris. And if you have never been to Europe before you should start just from France and Paris. As many people believe Paris is one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. 

Paris has a lot of sights, which takes you at least three or four days to see. You`d better start you acquaintance with the capital of the world from Cite where you can visit the famous Notre Dame de Paris and Saint Chapelle. Also, you may walk around the island itself, to stroll along its romantic embankments and cross the oldest Parisian bridge (Le Pont Neuf).

Then you may go to the Louvre. However, you`d better visit it later or otherwise you will have to spend the rest of the day inside this wonderful museum, while there are a lot of interesting places beyond its walls, such as Jardin de Tuileries, Rue de Rivoli, and the Seine Embankment. You must cross Pont des Arts giving you a picturesque view of the central Paris.

Having passed Jardin de Tuileries you go to Place de la Concorde. Then you may go down the famous Champs-Elysees until L’Arch de Triumph and beyond to the Eiffel Tower. It takes at least two or three days to see only the main sights of Paris, to say nothing about the multitude of other curious spots, which are not mentioned here. Also, if you have enough time you should visit Montmartre and Luxembourg Garden.

You must spare a day for museums and galleries of Paris. Surely, the most interesting of them are the Louvre and impressionist exposition of Musee d`Orsay.

There are also a lot of tourist attractions in the suburbs of Paris. And some of them are even more interesting than Paris itself. Certainly, you must plan a trip to Versailles. You can go there by a RER train. It takes the larger part of the day to visit this famous palatial & parking complex, built by Louis XIV.

Also you may go to Chartres and Fontainebleau. The main attraction of Chartres is its famous cathedral, while Fontainebleau is noted for its beautiful royal palace. You consider a trip to the valley of Loire to see its medieval castles, such as Chambord, Chenonceau, and Blois. Of course, you may visit them all for a day, but a two-day with a stay in Blois would be much more interesting. And finally, you can make a trip to Bretagne to see the St. Michael`s monastery.

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Right side of Notre Dame Cathedral as seen from the Seine
Monsters on the gallery of Notre Dame de Paris silently look at Paris for many centuries
The Holy Chapel (La Sainte-Chapelle) was commissioned by the king Louis the Saint in 1248 to house Christ`s Crown of Thorns
Cooing doves on the embankment of the Seine on a May day
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
Pont Saint-Michel (bridge) and south faзade of the Palais de Justice
North wing of the Louvre near the Richelieu Passage
Eiffel Tower as viewed from the viewing site at the Trocadero`s Square
Tuileries Gardens on a May day
In the west Avenue des Champs-Elysees opens on the Place de l`Etoile with the Arc de Triomphe in its center
Basilica of the Sacred Heart (commonly known as Sacrй-Cњur Basilica) at the summit of the butte Montmartre
Entire Paris is at the foot of the butte Montmartre
Musee d`Orsay as viewed from the Seine River
Painting by Edouard Manet
The Pont des Arts was built under Napoleon in 1803
Fountains and the Luxor Obelisk on the Place de la Concorde
Façade of the Grand Opera House.
Classic facades of the buildings on the Place Vendфme make a rectangle with the Vendфme Column in its center
Napoleon was buried at the cathedral of Les Invalides
Roadway of Alexander III Bridge and Les Invalides
Grand Palais as viewed from Les Invalides
The Arc de Triomphe de l`Etoile (or Triumphal Arch) was laid down by Napoleon in 1806 and devoted to his Grand Army
Statue of Hermes against the background of the dome of the Pantheone at the Luxembourg Gardens
Conciergerie is the oldest prison in Paris
The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel was erected in the court of the Louvre in 1806 to commemorate military victories of Napoleon in Italy
Rue de Rivoli near the Place de la Concorde
Equestrian statue of Joan of Arc (Jeanne d`Arc) and one of the buildings of the Louvre on Rue de Rivoli