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Do & See
There is never enough time to take in everything that Paris has to offer. Visiting the sights and museums is immersive and awe-inspiring and could easily keep you occupied for months. But visitors are best rewarded by simply venturing out into the night. Like most truly great cities, Paris is best experienced after dark and without a fixed route in mind, when the explorer is free to stumble upon an unexpected sight or an undiscovered hole-in-the-wall, drawn in by an alluring scent or some sort of innate feeling. One thing is for sure, you will never run out of things to see, do and experience in Paris.

La Tour Eiffel

This iron tower is the very symbol of Paris itself, and it attracts nearly seven million visitors each year. The tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World Exposition to celebrate the centennial of the French Revolution. Fun facts about the Eiffel tower: Height: 324 meters. Weight: 10,100 tons. Materials: 12,000 iron beams and 2.5 million rivets. Steps: 1,665 steps to the top.
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Musée du Louvre

The Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world, famous for its many masterpieces: the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, art by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Caravaggio and many more. The main entrance is covered by the 21-meter-high glass Pyramide de Louvre. The French government has collected the 35,000 paintings, sculptures and artefacts that inhabit its endless halls over the past five centuries, and the collection boasts Assyrian, Etruscan, Greek, Coptic and Islamic art, as well as antiquities dating from prehistory to the 19th century.
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Château de Versailles

The town of Versailles is a wealthy Parisian suburb and municipality, located 20 kilometres outside the city. In the 11th century Versailles was merely a country village enveloping a castle and the church of Saint-Julien. Today it is mostly known for the lavish Chateau de Versailles, which served as home to King Louis XIV and summer palace to Napoleon. It also saw the historic signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 in the now legendary Hall of Mirrors.
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La Seine

The river Seine flows 776 kilometres through northern France, and offers a great opportunity to become familiar with many of Paris' impressive monuments while enjoying a boat ride through the heart of the city. A romantic cruise for couples, or a fun-filled ride for the whole family, just sit back on the water and enjoy the scenic setting of Paris. Most boat lines offer similar itineraries and are equipped with an audio announcement system, as the multilingual guides provide commentary on the passing sights in several different languages.
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Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay was originally a railway station, and the building itself deems a visit. But it holds a mesmerizing collection of mainly French paintings, sculptures and photography, including the world's largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, with works from artists such as Van Gogh, Céezanne, Renoir and Monet.
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Disneyland Paris

If you can be drawn away from the magical allure of the city, venture to a different type of magic at Disneyland Paris. The resort consists of two parks, Disneyland Park, which consists mainly of the usual rides, restaurants, cafés and tons and tons of shops, and Walt Disney Studios, which has cinemas and stages on top of that. Wander down Main Street USA, explore exotic sceneries in Adventureland, or visit you favourite and most beloved characters at Fantasyland. Adventure and wonder wait at Disneyland Paris, especially if you have kids, but not exclusively. Tons of fun is waiting to be had by visitors of all ages.
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

With its 10 million yearly visitors, Notre-Dame is the most visited site in Paris. This place has always been the religious centre of the city: the Celts considered the grounds sacred, the Romans built a temple here, Christians, a basilica, and the last religious structure before the Notre-Dame cathedral was erected was a Romanesque church. The gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame, finished in 1345, is a tectonic masterpiece. The massive structure is 128 meters long (420 feet) and has two 69-meter-tall towers (226 feet).
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Montmarte is one of the most popular historic areas in Paris, with the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, its beacon atop the 130 meter Montmartre hill, the highest point in Paris. It is famous for the cafés and studios of many great artists, such as Dalí. Monet and Picasso, and it is easily recognizable as the filming location of the movie "Amélie". Other famous places in the area are the Moulin Rouge and Lapin Agile, downhill to the southwest, in the red-light district of Pigalle.
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Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde is a massive 84,000m² square located at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées. It holds historic importance for several reasons: the liberation struggle during World War II brought many battles to Place de la Concorde; during the French Revolution, over a thousand people were beheaded here, many of them famous: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and revolutionary Robespierre, just to name a few. The site is dominated by a 24 meter Obélisque de Luxour, one of Cleopatra’s needles - a gift from Egyptian viceroy Mohammed Ali to Louis Philippe.
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Centre Pompidou

The Centre George Pompidou is a vast postmodern and high-tech architectural space that hosts the Musée National d'Art Moderne (the largest modern art museum in Europe), as well as a large public library and a centre for music and acoustic research. Its construction was controversial, as it was necessary to demolish the emblematic market that stood at that location at Les Halles, and it was initially despised by many Parisians for its unusual architectural aesthetic, which many thought clashed with the city's classical and sophisticated style.
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