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6 classic sights of the French capital, which everyone should see

Paris is a city that can give a whole range of feelings and emotions. Painted with a special charm, he bewitches his views. And no matter what side Paris, many-sided Paris turns to you – historical or modern – it will be beautiful …

6 classic sights of the French capital, which everyone should see
We advise you to start your classic trip to Paris with the national carrier of the country, Air France. In just 4 hours, the plane will transfer you from Moscow to the French airport Charles de Gaulle. And then, using the high-speed train with a special RER icon, you can easily reach the center of Paris, from where your journey into happiness begins. Why happiness? Because, having fallen into the arms of Paris, you involuntarily begin to feel happy, but how could it be otherwise when you touch the beauty of eternity?

Notre Dame Cathedral
Start your acquaintance with Paris from a majestic Catholic church, an outstanding monument of architecture – Notre-Dame de Paris, sung in art and bearing the title of the most famous religious buildings of the world. It is here that the so-called “Kilometer Zero” is located, from which all distances in France count.

Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre-Dame de Paris is a Gothic legend, covered with so many secrets and legends, like no other landmark in France. Its architecture is truly unique and inimitable.

Notre Dame Cathedral
Outside, the cathedral is decorated with picturesque stained glass windows and eerie gargoyles, inside it is the crown of thorns of Jesus Christ, the largest organ with 111 registers and about 8000 pipes, masterly executed sculptures of the dark medieval ages, interesting for visiting and the Archaeological crypt.

Triumphal Arch
No less famous architectural monument, the symbol of Paris, located on Charles de Gaulle Square, on the historic “triumphal path” connecting the royal residences – the Louvre and Versailles.

Triumphal Arch
The construction of the arch was begun by order of the Emperor Napoleon after the battle of Austerlitz in 1806, as a symbol of the victories of the French army. However, the arch became its final form only in 1836, when Bonaparte had already rested on St. Helena.

Triumphal Arch
The 50-meter arch is decorated with bas-reliefs, and at night the light gives it a special charm. There is also a large museum where you can learn about the history of the construction of the arch.

Pantheon
The magnificent building of the Pantheon is one of the most important and interesting sights of France, leading its history since 1744.

Pantheon
The Pantheon is a mausoleum in which prominent personalities are buried – Voltaire and Rousseau, Victor Hugo and Emile Zola, Dumas the Father and the Curie couple. The last buried here (in 2011) was Aime César, a French poet and public figure, a fighter for the rights of black people.

Pantheon
The Pantheon is also the former Cathedral of St. Genevieve and, as the guides like to call it, a monument to ambitions and passions that seethed at the royal court, and then on the barricades. The world-famous mausoleum is located in the Latin Quarter of Paris and is one of the most visited places in the French capital.

Paris
It is worth noting that monuments in France are monitored by the so-called center of national monuments, the purpose of which is only to preserve, restore and maintain monuments and collections under its responsibility and to provide visitors with audio guides, booklets with descriptions of monuments in different languages, etc.

Paris
Much attention is paid to visitors with disabilities, for whom easy access to the monuments and the possibility of obtaining information about them.

Paris
The center of national monuments has a website with a description of all the attractions, as well as a system of buying tickets online.

Paris
Useful advice: In order not to stand in a queue and have time to visit several attractions, we recommend buying tickets in advance on the website of the center of national monuments.

Louvre Museum
The Louvre – once a fortress, erected by King Philip Augustus in 1190, then the palace, and now the largest art museum in the world. The collections of the Louvre keep the masterpieces of art from different civilizations, cultures and eras.

Louvre Museum
The museum has about 300 thousand exhibits, of which only 35 thousand are exhibited in the halls. Also, many exhibits are hidden from time to time for reasons of preservation – they cannot be seen for more than 3 months.

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