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6 classic attractions of the French capital that everyone should see

Paris – a city that can give the whole range of feelings and emotions. Painted with special charm, it fascinates with its views. And whatever side you turn to The many-sided Paris – historical or modern – it will be beautiful…

6 classic attractions of the French capital that everyone should see
We advise you to start your classic trip to Paris with the national carrier of the country air France. In just 4 hours the plane will move You from Moscow to the French airport Charles de Gaulle. And then, using a high-speed train with a special RER icon, You can easily get to the center of Paris, where your journey to happiness will begin. Why happiness? Because, once in the arms of Paris, involuntarily begin to feel happy, and how can it be otherwise when you touch the beauty of eternity?

Start your acquaintance with Paris is a majestic Catholic Church, an outstanding architectural monument – Notre-Dame de Paris, sung in art and bearing the title of the most famous religious buildings in the world. It is here that the so-called “Zero kilometer”, from which are counting all the distances in France.

Notre Dame
Notre-Dame de Paris Is a Gothic legend, covered with so many secrets and legends, like no other attraction in France. Its architecture is truly unique and inimitable.
Outside the Cathedral is decorated with picturesque stained glass Windows and terrible gargoyles, inside – the crown of thorns of Jesus Christ, the largest organ with 111 registers and about 8000 pipes, masterfully executed sculptures of the dark middle ages, paintings, interesting to visit and Archaeological crypt.

Notre Dame
How to get there: Cité or Saint-Michel metro Station (6 minutes walk), RER B Saint-Michel Notre Dame.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00-18:45, Sat, Sun: 08:00-19:15.

Ticket price: admission is free.
Triomphe
No less famous architectural monument, the symbol of Paris, located on Charles de Gaulle square, on the historical “triumphal path” linking the Royal residences – the Louvre and Versailles.

Triomphe
Construction of the arch was started by order of Emperor Napoleon after the battle of Austerlitz in 1806, as a symbol of the victories of the French army. However, its final form of the arch acquired only in 1836, when Bonaparte was already resting on the island of St. Helena.

Triomphe
50-meter arch is decorated with bas-reliefs, and at night a special charm it gives illumination. There is also a large Museum where you can learn about the history of the construction of the arch.
Pantheon
The majestic building of the Pantheon is one of the most important and interesting sights of France, leading its history since 1744.

Pantheon
The Pantheon is a mausoleum in which outstanding personalities are buried – Voltaire and Rousseau, Victor Hugo and Emil Zola, Dumas-the father and wife of Curie. The last buried here (in 2011) was aimé césar, a French poet and public figure, a fighter for the rights of blacks.
The Pantheon is also a former Cathedral of St. Genevieve and, as the guides like to call it, a monument to the ambitions and passions boiling at the Royal court and then at the barricades. The world-famous mausoleum is located in the Latin quarter of Paris and is one of the most visited places of the French capital.
How to get there: Paris metro stations Maubert-Mutualité and Cardinal-Lemoine, line 10.

Buses: 21, 27, 38, 82, 84, 85, 89.

RER: line B, Luxembourg station.

Working hours: From April 1 to September 30 – from 10:00 to 18:30, and from October 1 to March 31 – from 10:00 to 18:00.

Ticket price: Adult – 8,5 Euro, children, youth, students, disabled – free of charge.

Paris
It is worth noting that the monuments in France are monitored by the so-called center of national monuments, the purpose of which is only to preserve, restore and maintain the monuments and collections under its responsibility and provide visitors with audio guides, booklets describing the monuments in different languages, etc.

Paris
Much attention is paid to visitors with disabilities, for which there is easy access to the monuments and the possibility of obtaining information about them.

Paris
The center of national monuments has a website with a description of all attractions, as well as a system of buying tickets online.

Paris
Useful tip: in Order not to stand in line and have time to visit several attractions, we advise you to buy tickets in advance on the website of the center of national monuments.
The Louvre Museum
The Louvre Museum
The Louvre was once a fortress built by king Philip Augustus in 1190, then a Palace, and now the largest art Museum in the world. Collections of the Louvre keep masterpieces of art of different civilizations, cultures and eras.

The Louvre Museum
The Museum has about 300 thousand exhibits, of which only 35 thousand are exhibited in the halls. Also, many exhibits are hidden from time to time for reasons of safety – they can not be seen more than 3 months in a row. The pride of the collection – the enigmatic “La Gioconda”, the legendary ancient standard of beauty – the Venus de Milo, a marble figure of the goddess of victory Nike of Samothrace, the original of the portrait of the Mona Lisa and other paintings of Leonardo da Vinci.

The Louvre Museum
How to get there: station Palais Royal – Musee du Louvre (the intersection of the lines M1 and M7).

Bus: 21, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 76, 95.

Boat: a water-bus stop promenade “François Mitterrand”.

Opening hours: Mon, Thu, sat, sun from 09:00 to 18:00. Wed, Fri 09:00 to 21:45. Tue – output.

Ticket price: Adults – 15 euros, children under 18 years – free of charge. Free admission on Bastille Day (14 July).
Sacré-Coeur Basilica
One of the main beauties of the French capital. The snow-white repeatable sacré-Coeur Basilica is located on the highest point of Montmartre mountain, which makes it visible from almost any point of Paris, as well as the Eiffel tower. 237 steps of the stairs lead to the entrance, on both sides of which there are statues of Joan Of Arc and Louis.

Sacré-Coeur Basilica
The Basilica was built in memory of the victims of the Franco-Prussian war. At its base is a box with French medals. And the Church kept the urn with the heart of Alexander Legentil, one of the notable Parisians and initiators of the construction of the legendary Church.

Sacré-Coeur Basilica
How to get there: Station Anvers (line 2), Abbesses (line 12), buses – 95, 80, and 54.

Working hours: from 06:00 to 22:30.

Ticket price: entry to the Basilica is free of charge, visit of the crypt and the dome is 5 euros.
The Palace Of Versailles
The Palace Of Versailles
One of the French Royal residences, which was built by Louis XIV and has now become one of the most visited tourist destinations in France.

The Palace Of Versailles
The architectural and landscape masterpiece includes luxurious Palace buildings and exquisite gardens with artificial and natural lakes.

The Palace Of Versailles
The most grandiose and impressive attraction of the Palace of Versailles is rightly considered the hall of Mirrors. It amazes and delights with wealth and luxury. Every detail of the interior is generously decorated with gold. It was here, in the Mirror gallery in 1919, that the famous Treaty of Versailles was signed.

The Palace Of Versailles
Palace and Park complex Versailles is included in the list of 100 wonders of the world, and since 1979 is included in the List of UNESCO world heritage sites.

The Palace Of Versailles
How to get there: From Paris to Versailles can be reached in half an hour by high-speed trains RER, line C. In Versailles stop called Versailles Rive Gauche, from there to the Palace gate 10 minutes on foot.

You can take the bus number 171, which departs from the metro station Pont de Sevres in Paris. Buses run every 15-20 minutes.

Opening hours: the Complex is open every day except Monday and public holidays: December 25, January 1 and may 1.

The Palace Of Versailles
Chateau – from 09:00 to 17:30 (from may to September – until 18:30);

Large and Small Trianons, farm – from 12:00 to 17:30 (from may to September – until 18:30);

The Palace Of Versailles. Large and Small Trianons, farm
Gardens and Park – from 8:00 to 18:00 (from may to September – from 7:00 to 20:30).

The Palace Of Versailles. Gardens and Park
Ticket price: Adult – 20 euros, on the days of the fountains 27 euros. Children under 5 years – free of charge.

Detailed information about the mode of operation, ticket prices, current exhibitions can be found on the official website of Versailles.

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