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Colors of Paris - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

paris 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.
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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
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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
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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

City tours, excursions and tickets in Paris and surroundings

Unique landmarks in Paris and around

Eiffel Tower Experience

From the series “Breathtaking high-altitude observation points with panoramic views on cities”
The deck is open and is equipped with special telescopes, so you can comfortably enjoy the Champs de Mars and other attractions of the French capital. As a rule, most visitors climb the platform at the height of the tourist season, from June to September. At this time, it’s recommended to buy tickets in advance. Those planning to make spectacular photos, have to go on a tour as early in the morning as possible. … Read further

Eiffel Tower

From the series “15 unofficial man-made wonders of the world”
Today, the Eiffel Tower is considered the most visited of the paid-for sights in the world. It's also one of the most photographed buildings in the world. Each year, the symbol of Paris is visited by more than 7 million people. During its history, the tower was visited by a little less than 300 million people. Costs for construction of the grand tower were incredible. However, since the opening of the exhibition, it had such a success among tourists that costs were returned in less than two years. … Read further

Fort d'Aubervilliers

From the series “The most radioactive zones on the planet”
At present, the scale of the infected area is about 60 cubic meters. Despite that, this Paris region is living a full life. Here, you can find one of the largest subway stations in the city, many historic houses in which people live, as well as shopping and entertainment centers. Serious measures to clean up the area from the contamination began in 1990. At that time, 60 barrels of nuclear waste were taken away from the old defensive cellars. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Paris

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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