The historic center of Paris is a small island on the River Seine — Cite, where the ancient Gauls capital, Lutetia, was founded, becoming from the 3rd — 4th centuries. n er By paris On the island is the famous Notre Dame de Paris, the construction of which lasted a century and a half. From here begins the countdown of the distance on all the roads of France.
Paris is considered to be the tourist center of the world. Every year he receives the largest number of guests from around the world. In addition, Paris is the world center of art and culture, fashion, astronomy and business. Numerous historical and architectural monuments give it a unique look and inspire with its beauty and grandeur writers, musicians, artists and fashion designers. Paris also ranks first in the world for the wealth and diversity of art collections. The most prominent museum is the Louvre, until 1791 it was the palace of the French kings. It has more than 200 thousand exhibits of ancient Egyptian, ancient, Western European art. Here are the world-famous Venus de Milo and «Gioconda» by Leonardo da Vinci, other great works of sculpture and painting.
The symbol of Paris is the Eiffel Tower, built in 1889. As the Parisians are joking today: «Our lady has recently become somewhat stout.» This is due to the fact that because of the numerous cafes and souvenir shops located on its floors, it exceeded its total allowable weight.
Attractions in Paris a great many. And they all deserve their attention and, of course, a personal visit (it’s better to see it once!). Everyone who comes here for the first time will seek to inspect «everything» and go «everywhere.»
It is pleasant to sit in cozy restaurants or street cafes, where in front of you every minute, like in a theater, quite real scenes are played. It is also interesting to just wander through the streets and squares of the city and enjoy its unique atmosphere.