Activities

Quartier Latin

Charming boulevards and winding medieval streets The Latin Quarter is situated on the quaint left bank of the Seine. The intriguing name, however, dates back…

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Paris at its best – Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Built around an abbey Saint-Germain-des-Pres means ‘Saint-Germain in the meadows’ because it was a quiet town built around a Benedictine Abbey on the outskirts of…

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The Eiffel Tower

The Iron Lady of France Gustave Eiffel, the tower’s designer, intended for it to stand only 20 years but its role in the first radio…

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The Eiffel Tower

The Louvre Museum

From a fortress to a museum Founded as a fortress in the 12th century, the Louvre Palace, as it later became known, was home to…

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The Louvre Museum

Tuileries Gardens

Royal gardens Tuileries Garden was created by Catherine de Medici in 1564 to complement her very own Tuileries Palace. Later, successive kings acquired more land…

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Tuileries Gardens

Parc Asterix

Fun for the whole family This fun-filled thematic amusement park stays true to the comic series while bringing together a variety of attractions, rides and…

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Notre Dame Cathedral

The foundation stone for the Cathedral was laid in 1163 under the aegis of Bishop Maurice de Sully. The construction, however, was completed in 1345,…

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Notre Dame Cathedral

Disneyland Paris

Where dreams come true Disneyland Paris is a place where dreams come true for millions of little children and, I dare say, grownups, too. True…

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Disneyland Paris

Les Halles

Erstwhile fresh market Les Halles, with a documented history that dates back to the 10th century, was known as the ‘belly of Paris’ because it…

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Moulin Rouge

Steeped in Parisian lore The Moulin Rouge is as steeped in Parisian history as the Eiffel Tower. Indeed, the cabaret was founded in the same…

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Moulin Rouge

Musee d’Orsay

Railway station to famed museum The museum resides in what was Gare d’Orsay, a railway station that was all but set to be demolished until…

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Musee d'Orsay

Arc de Triomphe

A grand victory arch The grand victory arch was commissioned in 1806 by Emperor Napoleon to honor military victories. At 50 m high, 45 m…

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Arc de Triomphe