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Colors of Paris - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Paris La Defense Parisians have always been distinguished by gallantry and enthusiasm. They are very generous and trusting. At the same time, many tourists notice such features of local people as cunning and calculation. They try to get the most from any situation. The culture of communication is well developed among the local people as they are taught to establish contact with others from early childhood. Here it is believed that a taciturn and modest person will never succeed, even if he/she is very talented and smart. Parisians are not distinguished by punctuality. They can be a little late even for a business meeting.
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 … Open
Locals do not treat the Americans the best way possible, so visitors are recommended to learn at least a bit of French before the ride. If residents see a traveler who tries to communicate using their native language, they instantly start respecting this person and are ready to help. It is worth noting that even fluent and excellent British English will cause only a sense of contempt to local residents. In general, natives are very friendly to tourists, but when dealing with travellers the locals have always shown a certain restraint.
Paris is famous for its colorful celebrations and folk festivals. Various interesting events take place here on New Year's Eve and Christmas. June 21 is the day of a prominent music holiday - this event is heavily anticipated by music lovers from different countries of the world. All day long the squares of the city are turned into concert venues, on which are performed free concerts. During the festival you can hear the music of different styles, from classical to contemporary electronic music and rock. Bastille Day (or Storming of the Bastille) is a no less interesting holiday, which is celebrated annually on July 14. The first mention of this celebration belongs to 1789. A beautiful military parade is a mandatory attribute of the modern celebration. During this day numerous music and theater performances take place on the streets of Paris. The holiday is finished by grandiose fireworks. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. Travelers are not recommended to rent a car, because driving through the streets of the city may be very difficult due to heavy traffic jams. 2. Subway is the best way to move around … Open
The cultural life of Paris can impress anyone with its richness and diversity. In this magical city, something interesting happens all the time. Once in the center of the metropolis, almost every hour you will be able to attend this or that event, moving from the art center to the concert hall, admiring the performances of street artists on the way. In early February, the city of Paris is full by amateurs and collectors of antique cars. The exhibition of retro cars is held in the center of Porte de Versailles, where you can see retro cars, their details, as well as communicate with interesting people. Here, various grandiose sports competitions and championships are organized. Famous French cuisine and wine delight gourmets at the festivities of the grape harvest. The abundance of art exhibitions and art centers attract artists of different ages and styles from around the world. National holidays, famous and prestigious music and film festivals, concerts, parades, theatrical performances, art exhibitions, art performances - all these residents of the capital arrange a fun, grandiose, with the same French taste.
The Louvre, Paris Since the beginning of the XV century, Paris served as a traditional venue for various carnivals. The main international carnival - Carnaval de Paris takes place in late February - early March. Every year, the theme of the carnival is different. The scope of such an event can be estimated from the famous painting "Boulevard des Capucines", written by Claude Monet in 1874. Today, the Great Parade starts from Gambetta Square and follows the Boulevard Menilmontant, Fobur du Temple to the Republic Square. One of the modern traditions of the Carnival de Paris is the combination of its main event with a complex of capital celebrations in honor of the Chinese New Year. Recently, it has become popular to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Especially these celebrations are noticeable in the Chinese quarters. Numerous concerts, fairs, dances, tastings of national Asian dishes, masquerades - will be an interesting entertainment for adults and children.
The choice of hotels in Paris is extensive and, of course, there are some unique ones that are well-known to travelers who enjoy staying in unusual places. Hotel Particulier is one of these … Open
Salon du Livre - is one of the most important book exhibitions in the world, which is held in Paris at the end of March. Authors, publishers, writers, and amateurs gather here and present their new creations to the public. Moreover, at the fair, you will be able to meet your favorite modern author and get an autograph. Paris is famous for its huge number of museums, and on May 18 here passes the Nuit des Musee or the Museum Night in Paris. During this night, all the museums of the city come to life; many exhibits appear in a completely new manner. The main and most important event for Parisians is the Bastille day which passes on July 14. The main military parade can be seen on the Champs Elysees at 10 in the morning. There is no such a person in the world who has never heard about Dakar Rally. This is an annual marathon, which is held since 1978. Dakar Rally policy accepts and professionals and amateur drivers to participate in this event. The marathon starts in Paris and finishes in the capital of Senegal - Dakar. This is a real race for survival which you must see or better to participate.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Paris
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Sainte-Croix-de-Paris, Paris, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Paris
♥   Castle 'Château de La Conciergerie' Paris, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Le Louvre' Paris, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de The Temple' Paris, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de The Bastille' Paris, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de la Reine Blanche' Seine-et-Marne, 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Vincennes' Val-de-Marne, 6.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Brie-Comte-Robert' Seine-et-Marne, 26.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Paris. Learn the best periods to visit Paris to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Paris.
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