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Paris – City of Light: Part 2

*French culture

France is called the cradle of European culture with famous cultural building. Besides, French people always care about development and construction of culture. Paris is the main point to develop the culture of France.

1Eiffel


Eiffel Tower
Eiffel is a cultural symbol of the city of light. This metal construction is in Champ – de – Mars park. This tower was built by Gustave Eiffel and his colleagues in 1989 and 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. Eiffel used to be the highest construction in 40 years. The high of tower is 300 meters, but putting flag antenna and thermal expansion increase the high of tower. Nowadays, Eiffel is the highest construction in Paris.
Eiffel Zoom!

2Marianne

Marianne
Coming to France, it is easy to see picture of a woman at memorials, schools or even on the official stamps. That woman is Marianne. Marianne is a national symbol of the French Republic, an allegory of liberty and reason, and a portrayal of the Goddess of Liberty.
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It is said that Marianne is from La gariou de Marianno poem in the French Revolution 1789. Besides, it is also thought that Marianne is the name of a woman who take care injured soldiers during revolution.film A Million Ways to Die in the West online streaming

3The Notre Dame Cathedral


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The Notre Dame Cathedral is a Catholic church that was built on an island next to Seine river. In 1160, bishop Maurice de Sully and priests decided to break down Saint – Etienne church and built a gothic church.
Notre Dame de Paris

The first stone was placed in 1163 with appearance of Alexandro III Pope and king Louis VII. The Notre Dame was built from 1163 to 1350. Many architects constructed the church such as Jean de Chelles, Pierre de Montreuil, Pierre de Chelles, Jean Ravy và Jean le Bouteiller.

4Bastille Day – 14/7


Champs Elysses

There are many activities in this day to commemorate the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. Especially, the Bastille Day Military Parade is the best activity in this day. Military Parade is held on the Champs – Elysses with participation of many soldier and government leaders.
parade down Champs Elysses to L'Arc de Triomphe

Military Parade is very imposing and amazing. In addition, there are always new performances every year that attract tourists and French people.

5The Cradle of European Art


Arc De Triomphe Du Carrousel - Paris

France is the world cultural center. The national leaders, and citizens always attach special importance to the construction and preservation of the art construction.
Louvre  Museum , Paris

As a result, there are many great constructions, museums, libraries, theaters in Paris. Paris has more than 100 museums with various architectures. In addition, Paris also has many libraries that open freely for everybody.

6Paris fair

Mondial de l'automobile 2014

There are many fair in Paris that display new products, modern things and latest inventions.
people and cars
The most attractive exhibition is Mondial de I’automobile in autumn. This is the most important car fair in the world.
Belin - Salon du Livre de Paris 2015
Besides, there are many famous fairs such as Salon du livre de Paris, Salon du cheval, Salon du chocolat held annual in spring.

To be continued…

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