Unfortunately, we stayed in Paris for only 2 days. We spent the night at the hotel, then through couchsurfing. walked around the city and flew away from Orly. I cannot say that I was directly impressed with the city, but the desire to come here for a week and quietly live in the center, having breakfast with croissants, remained. Hopefully someday feasible.
There are many attractions in Paris and its environs, but in 2 or 3 days it is quite possible to have time to see the main, most famous and popular ones. And ideally, the city should lay more time.
The content of the article
- 1 Author's excursions
- 2 What to see in Paris
- 3 attractions Map
For those who want to save preparation timeto travel and dive more fully into the atmosphere and history of the city, I would recommend using the services of an individual guide in Paris. In my opinion, individual tours are much more interesting than organized tours with their large number of people and a hackneyed program. Especially with a private guide, you can always agree on a convenient time and day for you and adjust the tour.
Below are selected quality author excursions,look, maybe something will suit you. First of all, pay attention to the tour "Walking in Montmartre", if you have little time, and "One-day sightseeing tour in Paris." I liked the latter, it is convenient, in 7 hours you can see the most basic things.
Tours in Paris
What to see in Paris
Among the main attractions of the world andone of the most popular tourist destinations in Paris is undoubtedly the Louvre. The museum is located in the heart of the capital of France, on the right bank of the Seine. For the first time for society, the museum building was opened on August 10, 1793. Among the most famous paintings of the Louvre include the "Gioconda" by Leonardo da Vinci, "The Beautiful Gardener" by Raphael, "The Little Pauper" by Murillo, "The Self-Portrait with a Thistle" by Dürer and many others. The halls are decorated with sculptures of Venus de Milo, Nika Samofrakiiskaya and others. Of the three hundred thousand exhibits in the museum, 35,000 are presented to the viewer. At the entrance to the Louvre is the famous Glass Pyramid, which was designed by the famous American architect Bei Yuming and is a prototype the Pyramid of Cheops.
Quarter La Defense
"Manhattan" of Paris. Quarter La Defense. This is an ultra-modern business district of Paris, which is located in the suburbs of the capital, in the department of O-de-Seine. More than 20,000 people live in a residential area here, and 150,000 employees from 1,500 different organizations come to work every day. One of the distinctive types of the quarter is considered to be the Grand Arch of Brotherhood, opened on the occasion of the bicentenary of the French Revolution. The name of the area comes from the name of the monument to the Defense of Paris, established in honor of the soldiers who defended the city in the Franco-Prussian war. Ten years ago, EPAD Chairman Bernard Bled proposed a plan-project “La Defense 2006–2015”, which involves the construction of three skyscrapers over 300 meters high, as well as numerous offices and residential structures. There is also a tower consisting of 4000 mirror panels, which creates the impression of a mirage. And the squares and streets are decorated with unusual landscape compositions, statues and sculptures.
One of the most famous cathedrals in Europe isNotre Dame de Paris Paris Cathedral, which is located in the heart of Paris - on the Cite island. The gaze of many tourists is attracted by the sculptures of saints and the "gallery of kings" consisting of 28 figures of the biblical kings of Judea. A separate attraction is the two 69-meter towers, on the balustrade of which the famous gargoyle chimeras sit. This place is considered sacred, since the famous crown of thorns of Jesus Christ is kept in the cathedral treasury. Every year over 14 million people visit this famous European monument.
Pere Lachaise Cemetery
Pere Lachaise - one of the most famousNecropolis in the world. 60 celebrities were buried here, who had a great influence on the development of science and art in France during their lives. At this point, rest the French poet Guillaume Apollinaire, writer Honoré de Balzac, the founder of endocrinology Claude Bernard, a professor of anatomy Joseph IGN? Al Guillotin, a French actress Annie Suzanne Girardot, the famous banker James Rothschild, the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Clemente Modigliani, Polish composer and pianist -Virtuosis Frederic Francois Chopin and many other celebrities. The famous cemetery is located in the east of the city, in the 20th municipal district of the capital. Every year more than two million people come to honor the memory of great scientists and artists.
Among the many museums of Paris one of the mostfamous - Wine Museum. It was opened in 1984. The wine cellars of the museum, which were located on the site of the building, belonged to the Abbey of the XIII century, and the minority monks began to make wine in ancient stone quarries. The length of the museum is about 1 km. The museum attracts tourists not only with a unique collection of wines from the best winemakers of France, but also with the wax figures of the monks who created this wine. Experienced guides here acquaint visitors with the tradition of uncorking the bottle, as well as offering to taste rare varieties of French wines. The museum also features wax figures of celebrities who are considered connoisseurs of this drink: Dionysus, Napoleon Bonaparte, Bacchus and Balzac.
Palace of Versailles
One of the world's masterpieces of architecture isVersailles, or the Palace of Versailles, created almost four centuries ago. The Versailles ensemble, consisting of a palace and a park, is considered the pinnacle of the architecture of the epoch of the development of absolutism and French classicism of the 17th century. The main attractions of Versailles are the main building of the palace with the ostentatious luxury of bedrooms and halls, the Mirror Hall with 17 mirrors in gilded lamp sculptures, the famous libraries and the theater, the oval hall of which is lit by 10 thousand candles. Versailles Park is a landscape composition framing the Carriage Museum, three broad highways, the Armory Square with Ministerial outbuildings and sculptures symbolizing the War (“King's Victories over the Empire and Spain”), and Peace (“Peace and Abundance”), as well as the Royal Chapel, which served as a place of solemn ceremonies for the rulers of France.
Of course, the most famous attractionParis is the Eiffel Tower. Thousands of tourists come every day to the capital of France just to see this magnificent, 300-meter structure. The most visited here are three excursion floors: one of them has a chic restaurant, and the other two are created so that visitors can admire the panorama of the metropolis. From 7 pm the Eiffel Tower begins to glow and blink like a Christmas tree, giving the French capital a special romantic charm.
Gardens of Paris
Majestic Albert Kahn. This is a small private garden, represented by a variety of compositional and color styles, which for more than a hundred years has admired not only ordinary tourists, but also true connoisseurs of garden art and professional florists. The garden was created by the famous philanthropist and banker Alber Kahn, who designed the landscape based on his impressions of traveling around the world - America, Europe, Africa and Oceania. The Visual Fairy Tale begins at the entrance to the stylized Japanese garden, covered with rose-red thickets of rhododendron, with the symbolic Mount Fuji, created in 1988 by the Japanese landscape painter Fumiaki Takano. In the improvised "Japan" you can find rustic tea houses, original lanterns, bridges and numerous trees and bushes - bamboos, cherries, azaleas ... Behind the Japanese garden opens the entrance to the English garden, through which a picturesque English bridge on stone pillars is spread, there is a small lake and a collection of rare trees. Palmarium in the central part of the garden is represented by the prestigious landscape painter of those years, Ashil Duchesne. The charms of Albert Kahn’s garden also include a rose garden and a “forest zone”.
From the newest sights of Paris you canHighlight Disneyland Resort Paris, which was opened on April 12, 1992 and is located in Marne-la-Valais. The number of visits to this park increases turnover every year and today totals about 13 million people a year. Disneyland Paris has two theme parks: Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, as well as Disney Village Amusement Park, with many restaurants, shops and cinemas, a golf course, respectable hotels, and even residential areas. Sleeping Beauty Castle is considered to be the main symbol of Disneyland Park, around which 5 theme parks are grouped. The park impresses with the originality of the attractions: an adventure island with labyrinths, a pirate ship, a ghost house, a kart track with gasoline vehicles and many others. And here an amusement for fans of “Aerosmith” - a roller coaster Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster.
Great Paris Mosque
One of the largest mosques of France,located near the Botanical Garden - in the 5th district of the Latin Quarter. The minaret of the mosque has a height of 33 meters and is made in the Spanish-Moorish architectural style. In addition to the minaret, the Great Paris Mosque has its own school, library, prayer hall, hall for confessions. With the exception of closed sacral premises, tourists can visit any hall of the mosque. There is also a tea room on the territory of the Parisian mosque, where guests can enjoy mint tea and oriental sweets.
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