5 Days in Wintery Paris
Enchanting, inspiring, dazzling – Paris during the chilling Christmas is all these things and
more! Your glittering city sightseeing includes the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower
and the festive illuminations on the Champs Élysées. Enjoy the romance and sparkling glory
of this magical French capital.
Once the tallest structure in the world, the Eiffel Tower is probably Europe's best known landmark and
Paris's most famous symbol. You couldn't possibly visit Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. Even if you do
not want to visit this world famous structure, you will see its top ...
Campanile Porte d'Italie
Located in Kremlin Bicêtre city centre, the Hotel is directly accessible from the Paris ring-road, (the
Péripherique), via the “Porte d’Italie” exit, between the 13th arrondissement and Charletty Stadium, 5
minutes walk from Chinatown. The metro (line 7) and the tramway a ...
Marcel Proust lovingly described the genteel elegance of this storied avenue, the Champs-Élysées. during
its Belle Époque heyday, when its cobblestones resounded with the clatter of horses and carriages.
Today, despite unrelenting traffic and the intrusion of chain stores and ...
Arc de Triomphe
At the western end of the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe suggests an ancient Roman arch, only it's
larger. Actually, it's the biggest triumphal arch in the world, about 49m high and 44m wide. To reach
it, don't try to cross the square, Paris's busiest traffic hub. With a d ...
Place de l'Opéra
The site of Paris’ world-famous opera house. It abuts the Grands Boulevards, the eight contiguous ‘Great
Boulevards’ – Madeleine, Capucines, Italiens, Montmartre, Poissonnière, Bonne Nouvelle, St-Denis and StMartin – that stretch from elegant place de la Madeleine in ...
Boulevard Haussmann during Christmas period Boulevard Haussmann, running 2.53 kilometres from the
8th to the 9th arrondissement, is one of the wide tree-lined boulevards created in Paris during the Second
French Empire by Baron Haussmann, with enthusiastic support from Napoleon I ...
Galeries Lafayette Montparnasse
Galeries Lafayette is one of those places that you wander into unawares, leaving hours later a poorer and
humbler person. At the flagship store at 40 boulevard Haussmann, a Belle Époque stained-glass dome
caps the world's largest perfumery. The store bulges with thousands of de ...
The Musée Fragonard headlines the work of Grasse's most famous son, Jean-Honoré Fragonard. one of
the great French "chocolate-box" artists of his day. The lovely villa contains a collection of
drawings, engravings, and paintings by the artist. Other rooms in the mansion display ...
The Seine bridges were scheduled by UNESCO in 1991 as international cultural monuments. Most of them
are to be the subject of extensive restoration work by the end of the millennium.Within the city of Paris
the Seine is spanned by 36 bridges, 13 of them in the central area provid ...
Notre Dame View
Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris is the true heart of Paris; in fact, distances from Paris to all parts of
metropolitan France are measured from place du Parvis Notre Dame, the square in front of Notre Dame. A
bronze star, set in the pavement across from the main entrance, mark ...
The Hall of Mirrors, King's Grand Apartments, Museum of the History of France, explore the Château de
Versailles, its gardens, the Grand Trianon
The most recognized symbol of Paris is the Tour Eiffel, but the ultimate traveler's prize is the Louvre. This is
the world's greatest art museum—and the largest, with 675,000 square feet of works from almost every
civilization on earth. The three most popular pieces of art here ...
Lonely Planet review for Musée d’Orsay Facing the Seine from quai Anatole France, the Musée d’Orsay is
housed in a former train station. It displays France’s national collection of paintings, sculptures, objets
d’art and other works produced between the 1840s and 1914, ...
The Tuileries was once the place to see and be seen in Paris. This most French of French gardens, with
verdant lawns, manicured rows of trees, and gravel paths, was designed by André Le Nôtre for Louis XIV.
After the king moved his court to Versailles, in 1682, the gardens bec ...
This exquisitely landscaped park began in 1778 as the Duc de Chartres's private garden. Though some of
the parkland was sold off under the Second Empire. the refined atmosphere and some of the fanciful fauxruins have survived. Immaculately dressed children play under the watchf ...
Avenue Montaigne is a street in the 8th arrondisement of Paris, France. Avenue Montaigne was originally
called the allée des Veuves because women in mourning gathered there, but the street has changed much
since those days of the early 18th century. The current name comes from M ...
Moulin Rouge cabaret
When this world-famous cabaret opened in 1889, aristocrats, professionals, and the working classes all
flocked in to ogle the scandalous performers (the cancan was considerably more kinky in ToulouseLautrec's day, when girls kicked off their knickers). There's not much to see fr ...
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