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What is it that makes Paris so special? The Seine, the French, baguettes, the atmosphere, the restaurants, the magnificent buildings or the many museums? Perhaps it's a combination of all these things. Paris has everything you need for a perfect...

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Paris is named after a Celtic tribe, the Parisii. The Celts established a settlement on the island now known as Ile de la Cite. At that time, Paris was nothing more than a small fishing village. In 55 BC, the Romans captured the city, renaming it Lut...

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La Nuit des Musées

Museums in Paris stay open all night on 14 May. You can visit almost all the city's museums for free until 1 a.m! Museum night was introduced by the French department of culture in 2005 in collaboration with various other European countries. The orig...

Au Printemps

Has been a trend setting department store since 1865. Comparable to Galeries Lafayette. It's located in a slightly smaller but equally beautiful building, with a look-out, bars and restaurants. It offers six floors filled with clothing, cosmetics and...

Moulin Rouge

This world famous cabaret lies in Paris's red light district, near Montmartre. It's instantly recognizable by the large red windmill displayed on its roof. People flooded here in their masses after its opening in 1889. This extravagant venue has a hu...

Opera Bastille

No trip to Paris is complete without a night at the opera. Experience the grandeur of Opera Bastille, built in 1989, during the numerous magnificent productions staged here. Tickets are frequently still available the day before the performance. If yo...

Saint Eustache

Located in the centre of Paris, it's the second biggest church in town. Its foundation dates back to 1532, when the contemporary mayor, Jean de la Barre, instructed to build this church. A century later, the construction was completed. The church was...

Place des Vosges

Henry IV commissioned the design of most beautiful square in Paris, originally known as Place Royale. The unfortunate king met his end at the guillotine in 1610 in the nearby Rue de la Ferronnerie, and the newly named Place des Vosges was not complet...