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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...

History Paris


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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Canal St-Martin Boat trip

To avoid tired feet you could make a boat trip on the Seine or on the other rivers in Paris. Canaurax organization offers various boat trips. With the boat Arletty you cross the Saint-Martin Canal and make a tour through the northern part of Paris. A...


During the construction of Paris, they realise that the presence of nature was necessary. These the reason why they have huge parks around the city. Next to parks, other important green city areas are the gardens of the palaces and churches.Jardin du...

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La Madeleine

La Madeleine is one of the most famous churches in Paris. Of all the churches in Paris, it's also the one that looks least like a church. The church, which is dedicated to Mary Magdalene, has a notorious history. La Madeleine was built for use as a c...

Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden)

Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden) is one of the most beautiful and also one of the oldest public gardens in Paris. The gardens lie on the banks of the Seine and attract plenty of visitors. On a summer's day, you won't find an empty chair anywhe...

Notre Dame

The construction of this stunning Gothic cathedral started in 1160 at the initiative of Maurice de Sully. The majority of work was completed in the 12th century. Various alterations were carried out in the centuries that followed. The northern arm of...

Pompidou Centre

This spectacular factory style steel and glass construction is named after one of France's presidents, Georges Pompidou. What sets the building apart are the coloured external pipes on the rear facade. The light blue pipes are for water, the yellow p...