Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Paris, France

Paris is the capital and the biggest city of France. It is located in the Seine, in the north of France, in the heart of Ile-de-France. Paris has 2 millions of habitants and is the fifth most populated city in the world. The city is one of the most influent in the whole world, from a cultural, political and economic point of view. The city is administrated by a mayor. Surrounded by a municipal council, he decides the budget of the city, local taxes, large equipments, the infrastructures, housing and leisure. The City Hall is the headquarters of the municipal institutions.

Notre-Dame is the cathedral of Paris. It is the “the Catholic Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris”. Notre-Dame is one of the most famous buildings in the Gothic world and one of the most visited monuments in Paris. The western facade presents three portals: the portal of the Judgment, the Virgin and Saint Anne.

Inside the Palais of Justice you can admire the Saint Chapelle. It is designed to house the relics of the Passion: the crown of thorns of Christ.

The Arc of Triomphe is at the beginning of the famous Avenue des Champs-Elysees, in the center of the square called Place de l'Étoile. Built in honor of the Napoleonic armies by Chalgin. Under the Arc rests the "Unknown Soldier" symbol of the First World War.
The Eiffel Tower is 300 meters high and was built for the Universal Exhibition in Paris organized to celebrate the centenary of the French Revolution. It was named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, who built the internal structure of the Statue of Liberty.

The Grande Arche is located in the heart of the international business district of Paris-La-Défense. The official name in French is the Grande Arche de la Fraternité
The palace of the Louvre was a royal residence, edified by several generations of sovereigns. It was during the Revolution that the Louvre became a museum, and today it is one of the most famous and richest in the world. It contains some of the most famous works of art such as the Mona Lisa, The Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci, The Oath of Horace by Jacques-Louis David, Liberty Guiding the People of Eugene Delacroix, Venus of Milo and the Nike of Samothrace.

The Musée d'Orsay, famous for its many masterpieces of impressionism and post-impressionism, is located opposite the Louvre Museum, in an old station (Orsay station), built with style Eclectic, in the late nineteenth century.

Located in the northern part of Parc de la Villette, you can find the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie. It is a large public institution, specialized in the dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge, aimed at arousing public interest in science, research and industry issues. Created at the initiative of French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, it aims to spread scientific and technological knowledge, especially for children and adolescents. The Planetarium uses all the resources of the 3D video. A movie theater that moves! The picture comes out of the screen and we move with it! The exhibition space for children and teenagers is designed for an introduction to science and technology. The Argonaut is the visit of the hunting submarine anchored outside La Cité. A visit to the Musée Grévin is an original way to revise the history of France and to approach some celebrities of our time.

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