Napoleon's triumphal arch pack
a big punch of French history.But the real thrill is the
panoramic view from its 164-foot-high observation deck.
Engraved around the top of the Arch are the names of major
victories won during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods.
The names of less important victories, as well as those
of 558 generals...
This is a beautiful cathedral. The church
is lit up beautifull in the night sky, and you can catch
elusive glimpses of it as you climb the tribillion stairs
to get up there (of course you can take the escalator, but
that costs money!
In the Middle Ages it was the site of
public executions. Most victims were hanged, drawn, and
quartered; the lucky ones were burned at the stake. Following the short-lived restoration of
the Bourbon monarchy in 1830, the building became the seat
of the French government....
Paris most famous landmark was built by
Gustava Eiffel for the World Exhibition of 1889.This is
a truly special sight to behold in Paris - a must-see for
any tourist. It's worth going to , simply because it's the
icon of Paris.
To climb by foot (the cheapest way) or to take the lift,
you must arrive early, as the line for this can be huge.
I'ts a great view of Paris from the top.
Bites and Munchies
Street Food in Paris
The quintessial French street food is the crêpe
- a thin pancake served with just about
any sweet filling you can imagine, from sugar to chocolate
to cream to strawberries. Near most sightseeing attractions
you'll find street carts selling crêpes
with sugar or whipped cream and also don't
forget to try the Parisian hot dog.
Youve immersed yourself in
culture all day and you wan a night out on the town.
The hottest spots are near Menilmontant and Paramentier, the
Basille, and the Marais. The Left Bank is definitely a lot less
On weeknights, people are usually home after closing hours at
2 am. but weekends mean late-night partying.
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