What to see in Paris?

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What to see in Paris? Obviously the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum, the Sacred Heart, the Moulin Rouge, Galeries Lafayette, but not to be missed is the Île de la Cité, the heart of Paris!

cosa vedere a parigiWhat to see in Paris? Here are some suggestions for those who decide to give themselves a few days in the most romantic city in the world.

Everyone knows the river Seine, which cuts in half Paris dividing the business city (which lies on the banks droite, the right bank) from that of entertainment and culture (placed instead on the left bank).
Not everyone, however, knows that in Paris the Seine has two natural islands: the Île Saint-Louis, smaller, and the Île de la Cité, larger and more famous.
Even less are those who know the historical importance of this island, which was inhabited by the Romans already and which during the High Middle Ages was the political and religious center of the city.

Despite this, almost all the tourists who visit Paris end up passing by, if only because Île de la Cité boasts the presence of the most admired among the French cathedrals: that of Notre-Dame.
A very ancient building (it was built in 1163 and completed in 1344), built on an area already occupied by even older places of worship, Notre-Dame has entered the city’s iconography for its characteristic façade, the spire and the gargoyle (gargoyle, if you prefer English) in Gothic style, but also for having been the scene of important historical events – above all, the coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte, which took place on December 2, 1804 – as well as for the background of the novel by Victor Hugo Notre -Dame de Paris.
The historical, artistic and religious importance of the monument is undisputed and explains the great number of tourists: every year more than twenty million people enter the Cathedral.
This explains the great success of Île de la Cité, which, however, presents at least another major attraction.This is the Palace of Justice: a site where once stood the Royal Palace of San Luigi, preserves not only the historic Sainte-Chapelle, a relic built by Louis IX to keep the Crown of Thorns and a fragment of the True Cross, but also the Conciergerie, famous for its beautiful towers and turbulent history that saw “host” hundreds of prisoners in the guillotine smell, including Robespierre and Queen Marie Antoinette.

From these elements, we believe it is possible to imagine the atmosphere that reigns in Île de la Cité: impressive, rich in history, charm and culture. If it’s not the Paris for you, do not worry: on the Expedia website you can find an insight into the wild, colorful and enjoyable Latin Quarter!

What to see in Paris? Possibly everything that this wonderful city offers and if something will escape us … It will be the best excuse to come back!

Esmeralda

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Esmeralda Evangelista
Esmeralda Evangelista

Beauty blogger, fashion blogger, fashion events Roma Sono Esmeralda, cugina di Francesca e sorella di Gianluca! Sono femmina e come tutte le femmine che nessuno si azzardi a non farmi studiare una qualsiasi vetrina con abiti, borse, scarpe e gingilli vari. Anche quella gran sfigata di Cenerentola ha puntato tutto su una scarpina e guardate cosa ha acchiappato: principe e regno con tanti omini e donnine che le lustrano le scarpe e le stirano i vestiti!

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