About Paris

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Paris lies in France and has the typical Western European oceanic mild and moderately wet climate which is affected by the North Atlantic Current. Summer days are usually warm and pleasant with a fair amount of sunshine. Spring and autumn are characterized by mild days and fresh nights. Winters feature cold days with little sunshine and temperatures around 7 °C. Light night frosts are however quite common. Snowfall is rare, but the city sometimes sees light snow or flurries with or without accumulation. Rain falls throughout the year, and sudden heavy showers are a distinct feature of the city. Average … Continue reading

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La Sainte-Chapelle the Palais de Justice complex on the Ile de la Cité in the center of Paris is the last surviving building of the Capetian royal palace. It is the most exemplary building of the Rayonnant Style of Gothic architecture. Its construction began around 1239 and was financed by France’s King Louis IX. Its architecture was so marvelous and made so strong that it stands straight even today. Although it is true that much of the structure is new as it was restored after the building suffered severe damages during the French revolution. It is situated atop a square … Continue reading

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Whenever, we think of Paris as a tourist destination, the first thought that comes to our mind is that of the Eiffel tower. However, it must be known that there are a lot of other attractions in Paris. One such tourist spot for the lovers of modern art and architecture is the Centre Pompidou which is a museum in Paris dedicated to all forms of modern and contemporary creations, including literature, theatre, film and music. Centre Pompidou, in fact, is the third most visited Paris attraction with about 5.5 million visitors a year. The museum opened in 1977 and the … Continue reading

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As is widely known, The Eiffel Tower should come on the top of your list of places to visit, if you ever go to France! The tower itself is a sight to behold, let alone the breathtaking view it features from its top! If you choose not to visit it, its blurry image will keep haunting you wherever you go in Paris for it is visible from almost any vantage point of the city. Its remarkable architecture and unbelievable size is awe-inspiring! A constantly moving crowd is another one of its characteristic features. Thus, you do have to waste a … Continue reading

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Located in Paris, Louvre is a French palace and the national art museum of France. Once a residence of the kings of France, the palace features traditional French architecture since the Renaissance, and it houses a magnificent collection of ancient and Western art. The first Louvre was a fortress built at the beginning of the 13th century by Philip II Augustus to defend the Seine below Paris against the Normans and English. In the late 1980s, there was extensive renovation and expansion in the Louvre. In November 1993, to mark its 200th anniversary, the museum unveiled the Richelieu wing in … Continue reading

In and around Paris