Paris-The City of Light

The city of Light

There are many reasons behind granting Paris the name “The city of Light”. Some people say it is because it was the center of education for students from all over the world during the enlightenment age.

Paris is the capital of France located on the Seine River in the North of France; it has a population of over three and a half million people. This beautiful city is considered as one of the world's main tourist destinations, especially during the summer. Paris is an attractive destination; it has thousands of sites, including monuments and architecture that are worth visiting. It attracts over 30 million foreign visitors every year.

The Eiffel tower is the iconic symbol of Paris, it has always been the first on the” to do” list for all tourists. This iron structure was constructed for the 1889 World Exposition in the Champ de Mars Park; it is a one thousand feet high (300 meters). You can dine in one of the two fine restaurants in the Eiffel tower or enjoy the incredible view of Paris from the top

The Louvre is the world's most visited museum with a remarkable glass pyramid entrance. It is located in the Louvre Palace and is the home for a collection of about one million beautiful objects. It includes some of the most famous art works in the world such as Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Greek stature Venus of Milo and Michelangelo's Dying Slave.

The museum is also the home for some Egyptian Pharonic artifacts that were smuggled from Egypt to France in the old ages and still attract a lot of visitors from every corner of the world.

The nightlife in Paris has a great reputation as there are a lot of things to enjoy at night. Walking in Paris at night will give you a unique feeling of inner peace as you will be surrounded by culture, history and art from everywhere. Paris has some wonderful clubs and restaurants operating all night and introducing the best food and drink that always meets the consent of visitors coming from different countries.

When you are in Paris, do not forget to visit the Sainte Chapelle which is considered the highest achievements of the Gothic architecture. The Sainte Chapelle was built by King Louis IX of France to be the home for his collection of Passion Relics that included Christ's Crown of Thorns. Sainte Chapelle was damaged during the French revolution, and then restored in the 19th century, but this never affected the art and history of this magnificent place.

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