France attracts tourists with its music, cuisine, fashion and great films. And what a refined taste the French have! Thus, the beautiful and unique Eiffel Tower has long been considered a symbol of France. She is also called the "Lady of Paris." It has been visited by approximately 250 million people. It is also known that the Eiffel Tower was conceived as a temporary structure. Its height is 324 meters and for 40 years this structure was one of the highest in the world. In addition, in different years, she changed color from yellow to red-brown, and recently her color is close to bronze.
By the way, the Eiffel Tower
built shocked everyone with a daring decision of form. Under the first balcony, the names of 72 famous scientists and engineers who contributed to this creation are engraved on it. From June 1 to December 31, 2008, the tower had blue lighting with stars. Now 4 levels are distinguished in it, each is unique in its own way. This should be noted.
The well-known Notre-Dame de Paris
was erected over one of the islands of the Seine River. So, around the cathedral the main events of various classical works Take place. It is known that many operas were filmed based on his motives, as well as the French-Canadian musical of the same name based on the novel by Victor Hugo. The first stone in the foundation of the cathedral was laid by Pope Alexander III. All work was completed by 1345.
Great damage was caused to it by the Great French Revolution.
Then the unique color stained-glass windows were damaged. They are installed in 110 windows. Its main facade faces Cathedral Square. In 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned there. It is curious that a mention of the real existence of the hunchback Quasimodo was found recently.
In Paris, there is also its own amusement park - Disneyland
. Here, roller coasters, a railway attraction, "Land of Fantasy", "World of Animation" with creative pavilions, a kind of movie set with movie decorations, are popular. Note that in Paris, many attractions have webcams that allow you to see them from anywhere in the world. And it is quite interesting!
Any museum in the world can be compared in popularity with the Louvre
. So, you can quickly get to it by river tram. First, all tourists, of course, want to see the Mona Lisa, Venus of Milos. We add that the entrance to the Louvre is through the pyramid, the Lion's Gate. The pride of the Louvre is a collection of paintings, including more than 6,000 paintings. On one of them, the German artist Dürer painted his self-portrait at the age of 22.
Famous throughout the world and the Champs Elysees of Paris
. There used to be a marshland in the area where kings came to hunt ducks. By decree of the Medici in 1616 there were 3 alleys. Then the Champs Elysees became part of the municipality of Paris. Their pedestrian zone ends today with a round square.
The Arc de Triomphe
on Charles de Gaulle Square in Paris is also a symbol of the history of France, being the largest in Europe (height 49.51 m., Width 44.82 m.). The winged maidens under the bas-relief are a symbol of triumph. Napoleon said to build it in 1806 in honor of his military victories. The architect Schalgren was engaged in this project. Under Louis Philippe, the erection of the arch was completed. It is curious that in 1840 a motorcade with the ashes of Napoleon rode under the arch. Then the same thing was arranged after the death of the great Victor Hugo.
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