Monday, August 29, 2011

The City Of Lights, Paris

Paris, France is one of the most fascinating and romantic cities in Europe, and tourists visiting this wonderful city will find that things to see and do are almost limitless. Known as the 'City of Light', the beauty of Paris is overwhelming and its architectural and artistic heritage combine with undeniable appeal and world-class tourism to make any visit an unforgettable experience.Paris was founded around the end of the 3rd century BC by the Gauls who were called Parisii. In 52 BC Julius Caesar's regions conquered the territory, founding the Roman city, Lutetia on the earlier settlement. Christianity was introduced in the second century AD, while the Roman domination ended in the 5th century with the arrival of the Franks. In 508 Clovis I established Paris as the Capital of the kingdom.

Paris Tourist Attractions                                                     
The Arc De Triomphe
  1.  The Seine River Cruise
  2.  The Eiffel Tower
  3.  The Louvre
  4.   The Arc de Triomphe
  5.  The Lido de Paris
  6.  The Moulin Rouge 
  7.  The Chateau de Versailles 
  8.  The Cathedral Norte Dame
The Louvre

Enjoy a memorable night out in Paris by combining a visit to the Eiffel Tower and Seine River cruise with a cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge. Enjoy dinner at the Eiffel Tower's 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant followed by a one-hour river cruise, or dine on board a Seine River dinner cruise followed by a 1-hour visit to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. Whichever option you choose, complete your night at the home of the Cancan, the famous Moulin Rouge in bohemian Montmartre.

The Moulin Rouge


The city's two Airports are Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), which is located 23 kilometres / 14 miles to the north (approximate journey time 45 minutes), and Paris Orly Airport (ORY), lying some 14 kilometres / 9 miles south of the city (approximate journey time 35 minutes).


The average temperatures in Paris generally range between 5°C (41°F) during winter and 20°C (68°F) in summer. July is the hottest month of the year, and January is the coldest,Paris is known for its frequent showers, which tend to pass just as quickly as they arrive. It is not unusual to witness bright sunshine one moment, then a quick shower followed by a return to sunshine — all within the course of a few minutes' time.

Additional Important Information

  •     Country: France
  •     Status: Capital city
  •     Area: Approximately 105 square kilometres / 41 square miles
  •     Population: 2.2 million in the city; 10.95 million in   the Île de France area
    The Lido De Paris
  •     Language: French
  •     Currency: Euro
  •     World time zones: GMT / UTC +1
  •     Country dialling code: +33
  •     Telephone area code: 01
  •     Religion: Predominantly Catholic
  •     Tourism: 20 million visitors annually
  •     Layout: Consists of 20 Arrondissements  (Districts)

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