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The Heart of Paris
A WHIRLING PANORAMA of the Parisian skyline as the sun rises, it’s pastel and crimson color over the city of romance. Highlighting the Eiffel Tower at the top, with other noted tourist favorites like The Parc du Champ de Mars and the Ecole Militaire at the swirling center of this panorama bubble. On the outskirts behind the Eiffel Tower you can pick out some of the France’s most famous skyscrapers in the Paris CBD, like Tour First, Tour T1, Tour Areva, Tour Carpe Diem, Tour Adria, and Tour Majunga.
THE MOST RENOWNED SIGHTS of a Paris panorama photo, all in one romantic I LOVE PARIS bubble. Paris, France sightseeing through a colorful skyline panorama of favorites tourist attractions, notable skyscrapers and buildings, and many of the best historic sights Paris has to offer.
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Why I Love Paris
Paris’ grandeur is inspiring but what I love most about the city is its intimacy. Its quartiers (quarters) are like a patchwork of villages, and while it’s one of the world’s major metropolises – with all of the culture and facilities that go with it – there’s a real sense of community at the local shops, markets and cafes that hasn’t changed since my childhood. Yet because every little ‘village’ has its own evolving character, I’m constantly discovering and rediscovering hidden corners of the city.
Paris can be seen as thé most interesting city of Europe and probably even as one of the most amazing city’s worldwide. People from all over the world travel to Paris to discover and experience this fairy-like city. Paris is the city of love, inspiration, art and fashion. The night scene, the Eiffel tower and the warm atmosphere will make you feel directly at home. Paris has a lot of interesting architecture and museums to offer, and is also a Walhalla for shopaholics. A city as Paris is one that everyone should visit and experience.
Paris has a timeless familiarity for first-time and frequent visitors, with instantly recognisable architectural icons, along with exquisite cuisine, chic boutiques and priceless artistic treasures.
THE EIFFEL TOWER IN PARIS, FRANCE
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 from all over Paris. The tower rises 300 meters tall (984 ft); when it was completed at the end of the nineteenth century it was twice as high as the Washington Monument, at the time the tallest structure in the world.
1889 World Exhibition
The Eiffel Tower was built for the World Exhibition in 1889, held in celebration of the French Revolution in 1789. The construction was only meant to last for the duration of the Exposition, but it still stands today, despite all protests from contemporary artists who feared the construction would be the advent of structures without 'individuality' and despite the many people who feared that this huge 'object' would not fit into the architecture of Paris. Today, there is no such aversion anymore among the Parisians, and one could not imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, in fact it has become the symbol of the City of Light.
The structure took more than two years to complete. Each one of the about 12,000 iron pieces were designed Eiffel Tower in the eveningseparately to give them exactly the shape needed. All pieces were prefabricated and fit together using approx. seven million nails. Inaugurated March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower would be the tallest structure in the world until the completion of the Chrysler Building in 1930.
ROMANTIC ADVENTURES IN PARIS
As Paris dawn awakes to a new day, thoughts of romantic excursions dance in your head.
Every couple will make a trip to the City of Love at some point. And yet, Paris is so jam-packed full of ‘special’ things to do with your loved one, that it can actually be pretty tricky deciding what to do on this romantic rite of passage
So if you’re keen to avoid the clichéd tourist traps, we’ve hand-picked a range of less obvious, more under-the-radar date-y things to do across the city below. From a gentle stroll through the Parc des Buttes Chaumont or along the Promenade Plantée to channelling your inner Romantic at the Musée de la Vie Romantique, or simply cocktails à deux at cosy bar Les Etages, there’s something which will impress on any date, however long you’ve been together.
Explore the City of Love with these 5 top romantic things to do in Paris:
A Royal Picnic | Places Des Vosges
Place des Vosges is pure eye-candy – a 17th-century peach stone beauty that was built for Henri IV, with shop-filled arcades and a stately park that lets you lounge on the grass – a rarity in Paris. It’s the ideal spot for a picnic on a warm summer evening, and there’s plenty more to get up to afterwards in the vicinity, including the Maison de Victor Hugo and countless charming cafés, restaurants and bars.
Iconic Art In A Picturesque Setting | Musée de Montmartre
Hidden away down a cobbled street round the back of the Sacré Cœur, this museum is part and parcel of the charming architecture of houses perched at the heights of the Butte de Montmartre. Formerly a home and meeting place for artists, the ambiance of number 12 Rue Cortot is echoed in the works of residents that hang on the walls: Auguste Renoir, Suzanne Valadon and her artist-son Maurice Utrillo.
A Romantic Stroll, Two Floors Up | La Coulée Verte
On this spot there used to be a trainline between Bastille and Vincennes. While the Bastille station was eventually replaced by today’s Opera house, the viaduct was converted into glass-fronted workshops and boutiques for local artisans and the old lines became La Coulée Verte – a 5km long trail (also known as the Promenade Plantée), made up of elevated gardens, the Jardin de Reuilly and tree lined cycling paths.
Rent A Rowing Boat | Château de Versailles
It goes without saying that the picturesque gardens at Versailles are a more-than-decent place to take a date. But if you want to do something that’ll really blow them away, then why not rent a rowing boat on the Grand Canal? Be sure to explore the rest of the garden as well – terraces, parterres, lush groves and a spectacular series of fountains mean a date at Versailles will definitely be one to remember.
Soak Up The Sun In A Non-Touristy Park | Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
If you’re looking for something a little less formal than the Tuileries, one patch of greenery definitely worth a stroll is the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. Set high up in Belleville and often missed by weekenders keen not to stray too far from the tourist loop, this 19th arrondissement gem is one of the city's most magical spots boasting meandering paths, waterfalls, temples and vertical cliffs.