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3 historical churches in Paris you should see

Paris is literally an ancient city. People settled down in that exact location about 4500 BC and the city we know as Paris started truly forming around 250 BC, when a tribe called Parisii built settlements on the island of Cité, the island that hosts Notre Dame cathedral today. Paris has seen every era of recorded European history. When the …

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5 farmers´ markets you should explore in Paris

Paris is a huge metropolis where millions of people live in an environment that is as urban as it gets. Looking down to the city from the Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse tower or other high-rise, you will see the city reaching the horizon in every direction. Sometimes you can´t help but wonder if people living in a concrete maze like this …

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Hostels in Paris – what to expect?

Like most of European capitals, Paris has a wide selection of affordable hostels to accommodate the young backpackers. You know, Europe has a system that pumps masses of young travelers around the continent. It´s called the EuRail pass that allows traveling the continent by train for affordable price. The EuRail system pretty much guarantees that every major city in Europe …

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5 unique bars you should visit in Paris

Parisians love going out to meet and mingle with their friends. Not surprisingly the city is not only full of cafés, but also bars of all styles. If you want to get a beer or two (or three, or four…) it´s not hard to find a bar or a pub. But stumbling upon a bar that not only serves you …

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The Eiffel Tower – Parisian survivor

The monument called The Eiffel Tower was hated. Plans to build the highest-of-the-world-to-be tower in the Champ de Mars neighborhood sparked immediate protests from prominent Parisians and the broad audience. The Eiffel Tower was completed for the 1889 Universal Exposition, just 7 days before the exhibition opened. The tower was a total hit among the Universal Exposition visitors and soon …

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Arc de Triomphe – The French war memorial

If you stand on the rooftop of the Grande Arc at La Defense, you can see the longest straight, visible line in Paris. In the middle of the long line you see the Arc de Triomphe, then Obelisk of the Place de Concorde, after it there is the Arc Carouselle at the Park Tuileries and then I.M. Pei’s Pyramide at …