Paris

Paris

This is a complete tourist guide to Paris, France. We offer the up-to-date information as for what to visit and what to see in Paris. This information will help you get a bigger picture as regards tourist attractions this city has to offer. Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world and this fact stands to reason. Some of the much sought after tourist attractions are located here, such as for example the Eiffel Tower, the Triumphal Arch, Louvre Museum, Champs-Elysees Avenue, Orsay Museum or the famous Versailles Palace. Apart from these world-famous attractions, Paris is the city of love, the charm of which is almost irresistible to most visitors. If you are already in love, chances are that Paris will make you fall in love again, this time with the city itself.

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Photos

Photos of Paris

On this page our visitors will find the best photos of Paris, its monuments, sights, tourist attractions and museums. This is the fastest way to get to know Paris and what this beautiful city has to offer. Browsing through the photos you will have a unique chance to, just in a few minutes, get to know Paris and get an idea of the tourist attractions that may interest you.

Photos of Paris

Tourist map

Map of Paris

This is the map of all tourist attractions in Paris, that includes the lactations of all museums, sights and other popular tourist destinations in and outside the city. You can zoom in or out the map and discover what is hidden in different zones of the city. This map is a very useful tool for those that wish to plan their trip and also allows our visitors to get familiar with what is located near their accommodation and to discover what is hidden next to the famous attractions of the city.

Tourist map of Paris

History

History of Paris
According to the archeological findings, the area around modern Paris was inhabited already in the Mesolithic period, since some remains of the early hunter-gatherer settlement were found in 2008. Other archeological findings testify that this area was also inhabited throughout the Neolithic period, the Bronze Age and the Early Iron age.

History of Paris

Sights

Sights in Paris

This page is dedicated to all tourist sights in Paris. The number of tourist sights and attractions is so great in this city, that just those lucky enough to stay in Paris for a longer period are privileged to see them all. This page was envisioned in such a manner to allow you to browse through the most well-known sights of Paris in order to get an idea, in just a few minutes, what this city has to offer to its visitors and quickly find the most useful information, for example locations of sights, ticket prices etc. Also, each article is backed up with a large number of photos allowing you to really get to know Paris as fast as possible.

Sights in Paris

History of Paris

According to the archeological findings, the area around modern Paris was inhabited already in the Mesolithic period, since some remains of the early hunter-gatherer settlement were found in 2008. Other archeological findings testify that this area was also inhabited throughout the Neolithic period, the Bronze Age and the Early Iron age. In the 3rd century BC, the Celtic Parisii tribe decided to settle here, on the banks of the river Seine, because here the river allowed the easiest crossing of its flow. They built the first fortress and bridges, therefore connecting the trade routes (that went from modern Great Britain to the Mediterranean area). Charging for crossing the river, the city prospered for a long time. Between the 58BC and 53BC, the famous Gaius Julius Caesar (Roman general and politician) entered this territory under the pretext of protecting the Gallic population against the feared Germanic intrusions. Being weary of the Romans, the Gallic tribes, including Parisii, offered assistance to Caesar, but at the same time organized a union to fight him at the right moment. After the Germanic intrusions were fought off, the Galls launched a rebellion against Caesar's dominion in 52BC, led by Vercingetorix. Caesar had decided to split his troops and send his deputy and a close friend Titus Labienus to Paris in order to deal with the unified Senon and Parisii tribes. With incredible ingenuity Titus managed to defeat the defenders and take over the settlement. The city was romanised soon afterwards, meaning that a large Roman Forum was constructed, typical right angle streets, a Large Amphitheatre etc.

History of Paris

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Paris

This is a complete tourist guide to Paris, France. We offer the up-to-date information as for what to visit and what to see in Paris. This information will help you get a bigger picture as regards tourist attractions this city has to offer. Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world and this fact stands to reason. Some of the much sought after tourist attractions are located here, such as for example the Eiffel Tower, the Triumphal Arch, Louvre Museum, Champs-Elysees Avenue, Orsay Museum or the famous Versailles Palace. Apart from these world-famous attractions, Paris is the city of love, the charm of which is almost irresistible to most visitors. If you are already in love, chances are that Paris will make you fall in love again, this time with the city itself.

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