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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT - PARIS TRAVEL
by Mansi gupta
Life never sleeps in the capital city of France-
Paris. The City of Lovers or the City of Lights,
the city of Paris is exceptional for it has
not just one but a multitude of attractions
that leave each and every visitor bizarre.
The aura of the city is such that the visitors
are left spell bound. The city is so rich
in its exotic and prized possessions that
it becomes difficult to explore the entire
city within a few days.
The Multiple Assets
From art to glamour, from the mystifying Eiffel
Tower to the stunning Seine River, the wondrous
city of Paris has it all. When we talk about
the citys art and architecture, Paris
has some of the coveted monuments in the world.
For instance the Napoleons eminent Arch
of Triumph (a piece of architecture
that ascends the streets); the Square of Peace
(known for its huge statues and fountains)
and the wonderful pillar from Egypt called
the Obelisk of Luxor. The Eiffel Tower has
its own tale. Counted amongst one of the wonders
of the world, the tower is 986 feet tall and
weighs 700 tons.
The Unity in Diversity
Paris is endowed with a plethora of small
regions that contribute to the pleasing diversity
of this place. To name a few in this regard-
The Le Marais Region in Paris speaks of the
rich history and tradition of the city. Marais,
the land where the King Henry II took his
last breath, is the home for some of the most
archaic French buildings. The Musee Carnavalet
museum has many archaeological discoveries
along with breathtaking historical paintings,
sculptures etc. Other eminent museums include-The
Musee Cognaq Jay, The Musee de la Serrure
Briccard, Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature
(famous for stone age weapons) and last but
not the least The Musee Picasso that has the
worlds largest number of Picasso paintings.
The Jewish Quarter that nestled in the Marais
region and that familiarizes you with the
Jewish customs and traditions has always been
an apple of every visitors eyes.
The La Quarter region of Paris is a paradigm
of unity and diversity. This is because people
from all castes and creed inhabit the place.
There is round the clock activity with plenty
of markets, restaurants, gardens, parlors
etc. in this ancient region that has streets
of the Roman era.
Not to be overlooked is the popular Montmartre
region of Paris. The area is bedecked by the
Sacre Coeur Church, that has almost scaled
to the height of the Eiffel Tower. The place
is also more often visited for its being
the land of illustrious artists like Zola,
Van Gogh, Turgeney and Degas. Apart form this,
the Montmarte region has an exclusive cemetery
where the great souls of Degas, Stendhal,
La Golie etc. lie in peace. There is also
the famous The Musee de Montmartre where people
like Renior, Dufy and Suzanne Valada had resided.
But this isnt all. The Notre Dame Cathedral
at the Notre Dame region is worth looking.
The ancient cathedral that is an epitome of
love also has an underground crypt and a small
museum for the visitors.
A outstanding and enthralling place nestled
in the city of Paris is the Louvre Museum.
This museum has some of the worlds most
prized sculptures, paintings, utensils and
other antiques. If there is the globally treasured
Mona Lisa of Leonardo Da Vinci, there are
also the two giant winged bulls that long
ago used to guard the palace of Sragon II
and the Hammurabi Code. Other antiquities
from Babylon, Mesopotamia, Sumeria etc. can
also be seen. Amongst the several bedazzling
galleries like Prints and Drawings Gallery,
arts gallery etc. the sculpture gallery is
also garlanded by the bewitching Michaelangelo
Courtyard. On the whole, the Louvre Museum
is a spectacular place to stop at.
The authentic magnum opus of art maestros
like Renoir, Sisely, Van Gogh, Monet, Manet,
Degas and Pissaro can also be gazed at the
Musee dOrsay museum that also has some
exclusive primitive sculptures.
Also to be seen are the delightful gardens
in Paris. For instance, The Rond-Point, The
Grand Palais, the Petit Palais etc. being
some of them.
However, one falls short of words and ink
to appraise and express the brilliance and
magnificence of the unusual and wonderful
city Paris, the charm and charisma of which
carries the potential to raise someone from
About the Author
Mansi gupta writes about paris travel topics.