Paris France

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Paris, France
- Saif Charania

Geological Location

O Paris is the capital and most populated city of

France. It is situated on the river Seine, in the north of the country, at the heart of the Île-deFrance region.
O Population : 2,230,000

History
O The history of Paris, France, spans

over 2,000 years, during which time the city grew from a small Gallic settlement to the capital and primate city of France. It further developed into a centre of art, medicine, science, fashion, tourism, high culture and high finance, becoming one of the world 's major global cities.

Notre Dame de Paris
Cathedral

O Masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the cathedral

Notre-Dame de Paris, imaginated by Bishop
Maurice de Sully was built between the 12th and the 14th centuries (1163-1345). The French road distances are established from the "0 km" point located on the square in front of the cathedral entrance. Arc de Triomphe

O Raised over command of Napoleon Ier, the Arch of

Triumph dominates the Avenue of the Champs-Elysées.
Its construction began in 1806 and ended in 1836, 15 years after the Napoleon’s Death.
O The arch is 50 meters high, 45 meters wide, and 22 meters thick and is decorated with low relieves which evoke the battles of the French first Republic and Empire periods (1789-1815). Under the arch, the Unknown
Soldier Tomb can be found (a soldier of the First World
War).

Culture of Paris

O The city is today one of the world 's leading business

and cultural centres; entertainment, music, media, fashion, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world 's major global cities.
O Paris is also home to notable cultural attractions such as the Louvre, Musée Picasso, Musée Rodin, Musée du
Montparnasse, Musée National d 'Art Moderne. Art and artifacts from the Middle Ages can be seen in Musée
Cluny.

Fashion
O Paris

has long been an international hub of fashion design.
Paris is the original home of haute couture, and has long set the trends for fashion in



Bibliography: O http:// www.justfrance.org/france/paris/festi vals.asp O http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Pari s O http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris O http:// www.worldcitiesculturereport.com/citi es/paris

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