Paris Journals

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A travel journal to Paris by Zhebiton

Jolly Hotel Lotti Photo, Paris, France More Photos
Quote: Week - a disastrous few to discover Paris. But suffice to elements of the Paris mosaic formed into a beautiful pattern, which you will add new elements with each subsequent visit to Paris ...

Le Relais Saint-Honore

Hotel | "The hotel is located in the center"

Le Relais Saint-Honore Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
Each floor in its color (1st floor - Room lemon-colored, 2 - pink, 3 - orange 4 - beige). I lived on the 3rd floor - in a jaunty orange room. The room has everything you need: a very comfortable bed (with extra pillows and blankets), bath with all accessories and a good dryer, nice soft towels, a separate toilet tiny, slippers, small safe (but very inconvenient location - at the bottom of a wardrobe), telephone , TV, free WIFI and a possible back in the room had a very funny mini-bar in a padded stools. The hotel has also paid laundry and dry cleaning and parking nearby. Breakfast in the room are not included but can be ordered from room (13 e - a choice of two types), bu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 25, 2011

Le Relais Saint-Honore
308 Rue Saint-honore
Paris 1er Arrondissement 75001
877-662-6988

Galeries Lafayette

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Attraction | "Great Shopping and wonderful view"

Galeries Lafayette Photo, Paris, France
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Background. In 1893, two cousins ​​Théophile Bader and Alphonse Kahn decided to open a novelty - a big store on the corner of Lafayette and Highways - D'Antin in a busy commercial district of the Opera, where a constant stream of visitors would come out of Paris and the provinces of trains at the newly opened railway Station Road Saint-Lazare. Such an advantageous location in the heart of the store lively shopping district brought a lot of customers every day. From the outset, Galeries Lafayette are equally attracted to both women of higher social class and working women who went to shop at lunchtime. They were called figuratively "poludennitsami" - time enough only for a light lunch...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 12, 2011

Galeries Lafayette
40, Boulevard Haussmann
Paris 75009
+33 (1) 42823456

Musée du Louvre

Attraction | "This is the most beautiful palace in the world."

Musée du Louvre Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
If we talk about the size of the Louvre, it is the world's third floor space museum. There are so intricately intertwined multiple exposures, the incredible luxury of age and architectural styles that walking through the Louvre, it is impossible to absorb all its beauty and splendor of the first, and even the second time. Visiting Paris, you are guaranteed to be back here again and again and discover something new.Find the Louvre is quite easy. It is spread in the heart of Paris, on the right bank of the Seine, the Rue de Rivoli.The building of the Louvre is huge. To make the exposition was open all the rooms Louvre, it is simply not enough staff. At the entrance to the Louvre, you will me...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 21, 2012

Musée du Louvre
99, rue de Rivoli
Paris, France 75001
+33 (1) 40 20 51 51

Avenue des Champs-Elysées

Attraction | "Champs-Elysées"

Avenue des Champs-Elysées Photo, Paris, France
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"Elysium" in mythology - it's Elysium in the afterlife. In this world in the fields - the Arc de Triomphe and the boutiques.

Elysium in mythology - it's Elysium in the afterlife. Prices here really mythical: the entire explosive luxury focused on the Champs roadsides - boutiques, restaurants, offices, cabaret version of the biggest newspapers. Next to the famous Lido fell in a Russian restaurant "Rasputin ". And here is one of the symbols of France - Arc de Triomphe.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2011

Avenue des Champs-Elysées
Avenue Des Champs-elysées
Paris, France 75008

Moulin Rouge

Attraction

Moulin Rouge Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
For many, France - the birthplace of "Emmanuelle," a kiss with tongue and various fancy entertainment. So if you come for romance and erotic experience, it definitely will not be bored. Go to the Boulevard de Clichy - there is neither a house, a sex shop with hundreds of trendy toys or strip club, where in addition to private-dance you can order any service. Before the war there were popular brothels in the 19 century - salons known throughout the literary coterie of courtesans. But the main attraction of the boulevard - the legendary cabaret "Moulin Rouge", where Toulouse-Lautrec painted seductive legs from nature. Now there can and can draw, but the pictures can not even ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 22, 2011

Moulin Rouge
82, Boulevard De Clichy
Paris 75018
+33 (1) 53 09 82 82

Chateau of Fontainebleau

Attraction | "attached great importance to Fontainebleau "

Chateau of Fontainebleau Photo, Paris, France
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During the French Revolution, the castle is completely deserted, but the building survived. From 1796 it housed the Graduate School of Arts and then a special military school. After coming to power of Napoleon I, the castle regained its former purpose and blossomed with new colors. In November 1804 for adoption at Fontainebleau by Pope Pius VII, who came for the coronation of Napoleon in Notre Dame, the future emperor ordered to re-arrange the lock in record time, just two weeks. As a result, apartments are equipped with the Pope were in the suite of eleven rooms, following the royal apartments. These rooms are located in two buildings of different eras and was named "The apart...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 11, 2011

Chateau of Fontainebleau

Paris, France

Chateau de Chantilly

Attraction | "Chantilly castle"

Chateau de Chantilly Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
Chantilly castle appears before the eyes of driving up gradually. At first he seems boxes for jewelry, souvenirs, dropped by on the edge of a mirrored pond.Then you approach closer - and you see do not gift the size of construction - the bridge entrance gates, a monumental staircase.The estate was the property of the Montmorency in 1484. In 1560, architect Jean Byullan building commissioned by Anne de Montmorency, a Renaissance castle.In 1632, the Constable's grandson, Henry II de Montmorency, was put to death for harboring Gaston d'Orleans during another rebellion. The estate was confiscated first, and then how to convey the heirs - his sister Charlotte, who was executed and her hus...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 25, 2011

Chateau de Chantilly

Chantilly, Oise

Chateau de Chantilly

Attraction | "Collection of paintings is second in France."

Chateau de Chantilly Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
Сhateau Chantilly, the former residence of the Princes of Conde, relatives of the French Bourbon kings. From different sides of the castle looks like a completely different building. It consists of two adjacent parts. The family of Montmorency, Conde has played a very honorable role in French history, Constable (something like a military commander) of France during the reign of Francis the first part of the castle built in the 16 century. True, one of his descendants rebelled against Louis the 13th. Louis, without hesitation, the lock is selected, the rebellious lord lightly executed, but later returned the castle to his sister who was executed. By the time France went to the Louis Room 14, apofigeyu ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 5, 2011

Chateau de Chantilly

Chantilly, Oise

Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis

Attraction | "The main cathedral of medieval France"

Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis Photo, Paris, France
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The main cathedral of medieval France, founded in 625, the very first Gothic cathedral in the world (1140). Main abbey in France. Shrine of the French kings, from Dagobert (638). Here are buried the Kings in 1925, 10 queens and 84 princes and princesses. In essence, a suburb of Paris, where goes underground - line 13, stop Basilique St Denis. Can be reached by RER, in line D, stop Saint Denis. Area inhabited by expatriates and the reputation of being unsafe, so do not go here at night looking. Exit the metro station just around the Hotel le Ville, bypass it with the right side - and before you in all its glory - the cathedral. Cathedral can be viewed free of charge, but only to...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 10, 2011

Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis
2 Rue De Strasbourg Place De L'hôtel-de-ville
Saint-Denis, Paris
+33 1 48 09 83 54

Hotel de Ville - City Hall of Paris

Attraction | "The city hall of Paris"

Hotel de Ville - City Hall of Paris Photo, Paris, France
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Area of ​​the Hotel de Ville, where the city hall of Paris, until 1830 called Grevskoy. In the XII century merchant guild of merchants built on the sandy water right bank of the Seine, where it was convenient to unload the goods, the port, which soon also became known as Grevskim (Fr. greve - sandy beach). Formed corporation river traders, who won in 1170 the monopoly of trade on the River. This davalo them greater power, as trade was conducted largely in this way. Prior to the XIII century. Paris ruled by royal governors. In 1260 St Louis gave part of municipal government representatives guild merchants and navigators, who by that time the most venerated of the city corporations. Municipality led by ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 12, 2011

Hotel de Ville - City Hall of Paris
4, Place De L'hôtel-de-ville
Paris, France 75004
+33 1 42 76 50 49

Sainte-Chapelle

Attraction | "Colored stone Gothic arches "

Sainte-Chapelle Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
According to architectural solution of Saint-Chapelle - a Gothic version of karolingskoih palace churches. Capella is divided into two levels of equal area (600 m2), but of different heights. The upper, consecrated in the name of the Holy Cross, located on the same level with the royal apartments. It prayed for the royal family, close, high-ranking guests of the kingdom, as well as relics. The lower chapel, consecrated to the Virgin Mary, was intended for the court, the palace guards and servants. The western facade Entrance to the church is a two-story Gothic portico with large arched openings. Through the lower opening - the entrance to the lower chapel. Its portal is dedicated to ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 12, 2011

Sainte-Chapelle
4 boulevard du Palais
Paris, France 75001
+33 (1) 5340 6080

Berthillon

Restaurant | "Ice cream! "

Berthillon Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
Cafe Berthillon, which sells ice cream recipes Bertiyona Mr. Raymond, was discovered half a century ago near the main intersection on the island of Saint-Louis. Actually, to defend all of the tiny glass - the only reason the island is usually visited by Parisians to the mainland. Here are preparing more than 70 varieties, but the most delicious - fruit sorbets (sorbets) with kiwi, passion fruit, melon, pears and strawberries. Ice cream from anything, such as rhubarb or chestnuts. As well as good food and the inevitable espresso at the end of the meal.
Shop at Cafe operates from Wednesday to Sunday.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 12, 2011

Berthillon
31 Rue Saint-louis-en-l'ile
Paris, France
01 43 54 31 61

Jardin du Luxembourg

Attraction | "This is perhaps the most romantic place"

Latin Quarter Photo, Paris, France
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Garden, which Parisians call "Lyuko" broken in front of the southern facade of the Luxembourg Palace. This is perhaps the most romantic place in Paris parks. There are privacy lovers, are scientific disputes Professor old woman with a hand fed birds, which have long ceased to be afraid of people. The garden was founded in 1613 for Queen Marie de Medici (1573-1642) on lands belonging to the monastery of the Cartesians, built on the site of a medieval fortress Chateau Vover. The fortress was great and enjoyed the sinister reputation, similar to the reputation of locks Bluebeard. After the revolution, the monastery was closed, and expanded the garden. Landscaping engaged Shalgren. It was his ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 11, 2011

Jardin du Luxembourg
Boulevard Saint-Michel
Paris, France 75006
33 (1) 42 34 20 00

Arc de Triomphe

Attraction | "The opening view also great"

Arc de Triomphe Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
Arc de Triomphe is located on an area of Charles de Gaulle. Around the arch is constructed roundabout and cars "rays" depart several streets.The arch can be accessed through an underground passage ... Go ...Arch somehow does not strike the size and height, although it (height) of 50 meters, and it's almost two 10-storey building.The arch was built almost 30 years by order of Napoleon in honor of military victories of France.On the walls of the arch engraved with the names of 128 battles, won by the imperial army, as well as the names of 558 French generals.Let's look inside.In order to climb up the arch to be overcome 286 degrees on a very narrow spiral ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 18, 2011

Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles-de-gaulle
Paris, France 75008
+33 (1) 55 37 73 77

Paris Opera (The Palais Garnier, Opéra Garni)

Attraction | "The Palace Garnier "

Paris Opera (The Palais Garnier, Opéra Garni) Photo, Paris, France
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The Palace Garnier is the thirteenth theater building which housed the Paris Opera, founded by Louis XIV in 1669. The building was built by order of Napoleon III as part of the great Parisian reconstruction project, launched by Baron Haussmann. Was announced a competition to design the Opera, which was won by Charles Garnier - an unknown 35-year-old architect. Construction work, which lasted 15 years from 1860 to 1875, repeatedly interrupted by the war of 1870, the fall of the Empire and the Commune. As a result, the Palace Garnier was opened only on Jan. 15, 1875. In 2000 the main façade of the Opera has been completely renovated, with the result that he again became a colorful and statue...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 11, 2011

Paris Opera (The Palais Garnier, Opéra Garni)
8, Rue Scribe
Paris, France 75009
33 1 40 01 17 89

Arc de Triomphe

Attraction | "Great view of Paris"

Arc de Triomphe Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
Arc de Triomphe is located in the area of Charles de Gaulle, who wore earlier name: Etoile. And indeed, from the arch in different directions radiate 12 prospectuses. The Arch was built by decree of Napoleon I to the glory of the Grand Army, won the battle Austelitskom 1805. Napoleon wanted an arch was erected in place de la Bastille, in the west of Paris, by the return of troops to the capital, but due to a better location was chosen Etoile on the Champs Elysees. Thus, the arch located on the historic axis of Paris between the Concorde and built much later than the Grand Arch at La Defense quarter, as is easily seen by climbing the observation deck of the Arc de Triomphe.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 11, 2011

Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles-de-gaulle
Paris, France 75008
+33 (1) 55 37 73 77

Musee d'Orsay

Attraction | "Modern furniture"

Musee d'Orsay Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
I`d like to talk about furniture, furniture in the Art Nouveau style (Art Nouveau). Although it is not so much a conversation as a parade of images. Still would like to note that the exposition was presented not only furniture but also other items of decorative art.Appeared in the late XIX century, new art has set a goal "to reflect the life and invents for this style, which takes a sample directly the natural form, is a great variety and dynamism. Thus, in the dining room, designed by Alexander Charpentier around 1900, bizarre vines give manifest in all its glory panels made in the neoclassical style. Interestingly, this decoration was created to Adrien Benard banker, the buil...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 11, 2011

Musee d'Orsay
62, Rue De Lille
Paris, France 75343
+33 (1) 4049-4994

Musee d'Orsay

Attraction | "d'Orsay "

Musee d'Orsay Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
Starting from the XVI century, in Paris along the Seine River located the most beautiful facades, the most majestic buildings, such as the Palace of Justice, the Louvre and the Tuileries palace, the palace of the Academy of Sciences. At the site of a modern museum d'Orsay in the early XVII century, the estate Marguerite of Navarre, the famous Queen Margot. Then here in turn constructed barracks Musketeers first, then the various mansions of the aristocrats. In 1810 on the orders of Napoleon, there was built a new Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Finally passed the Chamber and the State Council in 1871, during the Commune, the palace was burnt. For over 25 years, there was a vacant lot to the ruins of the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 11, 2011

Musee d'Orsay
62, Rue De Lille
Paris, France 75343
+33 (1) 4049-4994

Opentour

Attraction | "It`s very convenient to make a photo"

Opentour Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
First - just emotion.Firstly, it is very convenient for those who do not know the city. You can sit in any of the buses at any of the stops, to go from one to the other attractions, it is not steaming the need to continually check on the map your route.Secondly, you do not have to spend money on other transport modes.Third - as the number of landings and landings of the bus is not limited in quantity, you can at least 10 times to pass through the same route back to favorite places.Fourthly - it is more than worthy replacement for the standard city tour.Well, in the fifth - it is really very interesting. View from the second floor of the bus - it's not that kind of pavemen...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 22, 2010

Opentour
13, Rue Auber
Paris, France 75009
+33 1 42 66 56 56

Centre Pompidou

Attraction | "Centre Pompidou in Paris and Modern Art"

Centre Pompidou Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
The Pompidou Center in Paris - very original building. Have made it so that all the transitions, corridors, stairs, elevators were outside the building - inside the rectangular space. At 3-4 of 6 (mud) floor are permanent exhibitions of contemporary art. The remaining floors are reserved for periodic exhibitions.On permanent exhibition can be accessed using Museum pass. Thing, it should be noted, good - for 32 euros you can get in several museums and cathedrals (such as the Louvre, on the roof of Notre-Dame, Orsay Museum, etc.) Since the input is usually less than 8 euros is not the case - then the map bounces when visiting 4 places. In addition, it is valid for two days, and enter a date ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 18, 2010

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou
Paris 75004
+33 (1) 44 78 12 33

Catacombs of Paris

Attraction | "Realm of death"

Catacombs of Paris Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
As is often the most interesting thing is far from the tourist crowds. Log into the legendary Parisian catacombs located in the southern part of the city, directly opposite the exit from the subway station Denfert-Rochreau. Unlike the Louvre or Notre Dame, there are no queues, and admission is free.The plaque at the entrance warning: the faint of heart and core is not recommended to visit the catacombs (Of course!). Long descent on the spiral staircase, narrow and low, with steep stairs. Several hundred meters along a dimly-lit underground corridors, echoing hear the echo of steps and whispers. Finally come across an ancient tablet, warning: "You enter into the kingdom of death."This...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 20, 2010

Catacombs of Paris
1, Place Denfert-Rochereau
Paris, France 75014
33 (1) 43 22 47 63

Montparnasse Tower-Tour Montparnasse

Attraction | "Views from Montparnasse"

Eiffel Tower Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
Therefore, only one of the vanquished in the attic this time was the Montparnasse tower. Frankly, I've been searching for where the entrance, ticket office and all that. Walked around in circles. French I do not know, but the English problems from the French. More precisely - with the perception of this language in principle. When they tried to speak English or French in their tweets answer in English, that type of dude, sorry, but I am not your foot in the tooth, they make a mournful expression on his face and practically refuse not to speak, and understand. Here is one such Huh guard sent me almost in the opposite direction. But beating around the tower, I saw a group of people, travel form, also un...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 20, 2010

Montparnasse Tower-Tour Montparnasse
Boulevard des Invalides
Paris, France 75015
+33 1 45 38 52 56

Jolly Hotel Lotti

Hotel | "Excellent Location, Friendly Staff"

Jolly Hotel Lotti Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
There was an action - stays two nights will be the third free. For this reason, we went to this hotel. The hotel is luxurious. Doorman, stained glass in the windows in the corridors, carved furniture, orchids everywhere. We had double room faced on the street Rue de Castiglione, which connects the Place Vendôme and the Tuileries Gardens. The street is very lively, but sound insulation on top. Rooms 1 or 2 beds, a table, two chairs, two bedside tables, dresser with TV, two closets, safe, mini-bar. Breakfast in the restaurant is quite decent. No big deal, but everything is very fresh and natural, including juices. Many fruits, pastries, cheeses. breakfast costs 27 euros.At the reception desk speak...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 24, 2010

Jolly Hotel Lotti
7 RUE DE CASTIGLIONE
Paris, France 75001
33-01-42603734

Le Senat Hotel

Hotel | "Great Location, Lovely Staff, Great Decor"

Le Senat Hotel Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
The staff were incredibly friendly and were really helpful. The hotel is really close to Luxembourg RER, St Germain Blvd. But such narrow corridors and tiny room. In our room bathroom and toilet were separate (in different parts of the room) is not comfortable.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 24, 2010

Le Senat Hotel
10 RUE DE VAUGIRARD
Paris, France 75006
33 1 43545454

Cathédrale Notre-Dame

Attraction | "I Like It More Superficially that Inside"

Cathédrale Notre-Dame Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
First, recommend to descend into the archaeological crypt, located directly in front of the Cathedral - crypt museum with the finds and the remnants of the Roman era and the later period. When he had finished this initial part of dating with its famous cathedral, we were in the queue, and after 5 minutes being inside. Dark as something sinister, stuffy atmosphere - dark medieval times was recreated perfectly. Frankly - apart from visiting the Treasury (entrance on the right, in a niche above it an inscription in French), in Notre-Dame I was not too impressed, in contrast to the outer parts of the facade, and especially the beautiful form of the cathedral on the right side of it. It is possible that he...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 28, 2010

Cathédrale Notre-Dame
6, place du Parvis-de-Notre-Dame
Paris, France 75004
+33 (1) 42 34 56 10

Latin Quarter

Attraction | "Wonderful Trip"

Latin Quarter Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
We crossed the Seine by the bridge Pont de l'Archeveche (originated from the southern facade of Notre-Dame), walked along the stalls at the booksellers Montebello (where you can make interesting purchases) Incidentally, the same place on the corner, there is a small souvenir shop where you can buy different cute little things. Then we followed in the direction of the Pantheon, past the church of Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnay, which does not go into the steel, and Saint-Etienne du Mont, one of the most beautiful churches in Paris, you could not miss. The Church is next to the Pantheon and is located immediately behind him on the left. Starting from the exterior design, which oddly mixed several styles an...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 28, 2010

Latin Quarter
Left Bank of River Seine
Paris

Basilica du Sacre Coeur

Attraction | "I Felt an Incredible Energy of This Place"

Basilica du Sacre Coeur Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
We found ourselves near the basilica opened our eyes the spectacle made to stand still in place - above us towered the snow-white beauty of Sacré-Coeur, and below, from the foot of the hill, stretched Paris ... You should have stood spellbound in this beauty, but the crowds, crowding, so we retreated and sat on the grass, right from the descent from the area in front of the basilica stairs. There, incidentally, is already freely are many tourists, so while admiring the beautiful panorama of Paris and enjoy reinforcing purchased in Montmartre, pastries, we spent about 15 minutes ... I felt an incredible energy of this place - to the left of us on the stairs singing street musicians, and is situated aro...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 29, 2010

Basilica du Sacre Coeur
35, Rue Du Chevalier-de-la-barre Rue De La Bonne
Paris, France 75018
+33 (1) 53 41 89 00

Musée du Louvre

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Attraction | "First Place in the World in Attendance"

Musée du Louvre Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
Inside we were a bit confused - a huge hall, where to go - it is not clear ... They took the card, but saturated impressions and information, or the Louvre "trails" were confusing, but to orient in the repository of masterpieces was to put it mildly, difficult to ... First of all, try to determine - where to go and what to watch first. We had a limited supply of time, which in itself unreasonable, when you go to the Louvre, because time to see the many exhibits, ideally, should be calculated from hours to days. After all, just to see little need to "digest" seen, or even after 1005-the first exhibit in front of your eyes will be flickering kaleidoscope of paintings, sculptures, household items, etc. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 29, 2010

Musée du Louvre
99, rue de Rivoli
Paris, France 75001
+33 (1) 40 20 51 51

Eiffel Tower

Attraction | "The Panorama Is Unforgettable"

Eiffel Tower Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
The tower has 4 "legs" on which you can climb up. At that time, had opened only two of them and could rise as the elevator and peshkom.Chestno speaking, those who climbed on foot to the top, seemed to me at the moment is kind of like a slightly crazed bodybuilders (or climbing) - people who voluntarily want to overcome a number of steps, climbing up (and then the same number of steps down!) I was tired, otherwise called simply could not. Of course, if desired, can be reached only by foot to the 1 st or 2 nd level, and then go up the elevator (it will cost cheaper), but this "sport," as they say, an amateur. At the foot of the Eiffel Tower tourists usually expect two "scourge" - a dark-skin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 29, 2010

Eiffel Tower
Champ De Mars
Paris 75007

Les Invalides/L'Hôtel National des Invalides

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Attraction | "You Will Not Be Disappointed"

Les Invalides/L'Hôtel National des Invalides Photo, Paris, France
Quote:
I think you already know that the Invalides was built by the decree are not unaware of the Sun King. As it turned out, Louis XIV initiated the construction of not only pleasing his Majesty magnificent palaces like Versailles, but also took care of the veteran - Invalides was conceived as a place of charity for disabled soldiers, who due to poverty were not able to take care of themselves. During the Napoleonic era house was crowded with about constantly - the great emperor could not live without wars, and the construction had to be most welcome. Now the most interesting - in the complex except the Invalides, are also Orthodox Invalides, the crypt with the tomb of Napoleon, and several inte...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 29, 2010

Les Invalides/L'Hôtel National des Invalides
Esplanade Des Invalides
Paris, France 75007
+33 1 44 42 37 70