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Culture of Paris. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Paris Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris is, without a doubt, one of the most prominent symbols of the French capital. It never ceases to amaze its visitors with its unusual architecture and rich decorations. Many believe that alchemists have encrypted the recipe of the philosopher's stone in the architecture of the building. The church is decorated with colorful stained-glass windows, and its walls depict scenes from well-known religious parables. Basilica of Sacre-Coeur is another famous religious attraction of the city. Its architectural style is a unique combination of Romanesque, Gothic and Byzantine traditions.
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The legendary Moulin Rouge cabaret is famous far beyond the borders of the country. The cabaret has frequently become the inspiration for filmmakers, who have devoted many movies to it. Nowadays this is not just a nighttime entertainment, but a real museum. The halls of the cabaret are decorated with antique furniture, and on its walls you will see photos and newspaper clippings, some of which are more than one hundred years old. Every tourist should definitely see this wonderful show at least once and make a walk in a magnificent garden of music-hall.
Champ de Mars (the Field of Mars) is a great place for walks. This is a beautiful area which is decorated with colorful flower beds and fountains. During national holidays the majority of festive events and performances takes place right here. Art lovers will be surely interested in visiting Rodin Museum, which is located in one of the old mansions. Besides the priceless works of the famous sculptor, the museum also houses several collections of paintings. Rodin Museum has become a regular venue for various exhibitions of contemporary art. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Arc de Triomphe remains a permanent symbol of victory. This is one of the best-known architectural landmarks of Paris. The walls of the arch are covered with engravings with the names of prominent French generals, and the sculptures that decorate the arch remind of the great victories of Napoleon. Amazingly beautiful Sorbonne is one more place that simply cannot be ignored. Today it is considered the most prestigious school in the country. The university was founded in the beginning of the 13th century. Originally this was a small school for theologians. Today tourists can walk in its beautiful audiences, visit the old library and attend the historical museum. Place de la Bastille is one of the main historical attractions of Paris. The square is the location of numerous interesting sites and monuments.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Paris and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Paris

Père Lachaise
Where: Boulevard de Ménilmontant, 20th Arr., Paris; Metro: Line 2 Philippe Auguste;
Jardin du Luxembourg
Metro: RER B Luxembourg;
Musée d’Orsay
Where: 62 rue de Lille, 7th Arr., Paris; Telephone: +33 (0)1 40 49 48 14; Metro: Line 12 Solférino or RER C Musée d’Orsay;
Musée des Arts d´Afrique et d´Océanie
Where: 293 avenue Daumesnil, 12th Arr., Paris; Telephone: +33 (0)1 44 74 84 80; Metro: Line 8 Porte dorée;
Le Marais
Where: Bastille, Chemin Vert, Pont Marie, Saint-Paul, Saint-Sebastien-Froissard, Sully Morland, Paris;
Montmartre
Metro: Line 12 Abbesses;
Versailles
Where: Versailles, Paris; Telephone: +33 (0)1 30 83 78 00; Metro: RER C, Versailles;
Bateaux Mouches
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Paris
♥   Palace 'Palais de la Cité' Paris, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palais du Louvre' Paris, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palais Royal' Paris, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palais du Luxembourg' Paris, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palais Brongniart' , 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palais des Tuileries' Paris, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palais de la Légion d’honneur' , 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art galleries
Art galleries in Paris
♥   Gallery 'Centre Pompidou' Paris, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Musée de Cluny' Paris, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Musée d Art et d Histoire du Judaïsme' Paris, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Musée du Louvre' Paris, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Musée Delacroix' Paris, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Paris
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Volodymyr-le-Grand Paris, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame des Victoires Paris, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Liban Paris, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse Paris, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Sainte-Clotilde et Sainte-Valère Paris, 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides Paris, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours Paris, 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Paris and near

Eiffel Tower Experience

From the series “Breathtaking high-altitude observation points with panoramic views on cities”
An entrance fee depends on which of the three viewing platforms you want to see. The most expensive ticket allows entering the highest deck. Only there you can see historic streets of Paris in all their glory. This place is ideal for admiring the night city. In addition to excellent viewing platforms at the Eiffel Tower, there are restaurants and cafes offering panoramic views of the surrounding area, as well as shops and stalls, where you can buy nice souvenirs. The most curious travelers can visit museums and galleries in the tower. … Read further

Eiffel Tower

From the series “15 unofficial man-made wonders of the world”
Currently, one of the most famous towers in the world is essential for the practical usage. It is home to dozens of television antennas and radio equipment, cell towers, and even a unique weather station that monitors the radiation level in the city and the level of air pollution. Tourists can visit the tower at a reasonable cost. They can go up to its upper levels, ride vintage elevators, and admire the panorama of the city from dedicated lookouts. The ground floor of the tower houses the famous restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel, as well as some nice souvenir shops. … Read further

The Palace and Park of Versailles

From the series “Top 15 UNESCO sites In Europe”
One of the most amazing points in history of Versailles is the fact that all the bills, one way or another connected with the construction of the palace, have survived to these days. According to current estimates, the sum spent on the construction is incredible. It makes out 259.6 billion euros. Almost half of this amount was spent on interior decoration of the palace. It takes several hours to appreciate the majesty of one of the most luxurious palaces of Europe. Each room is full of antique jewelry and works of art. Some premises have an absolutely stunning elegant finish of walls and ceiling. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Paris

Culture guide to Paris. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Paris: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Paris. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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