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Paris - Attune With A Refined Visitor

By George Josserme

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• article synopsis •

It is utterly large the statements made by intelligent and refined people. The one below
is just one of the many.

"What an immense impression Paris made upon me.
It is the most extraordinary city in the world."

Charles Dickens

Writer -- Social Critic

English • 1812 - 1870

TRUTHFULLY, PARIS HAS ENCHANTMENT. It is hard to put one finger on what it is exactly, but when visiting Paris, one perceives Parisians always tastefully dressed, most of them are a pleasure to talk to, and their French language spells something captivating and charming: Romance!

When visiting Paris, one see things that make French people so French such as attention to fine details. One could find a bistro offering only croissants, but each variety is an exquisite delight. A cup of coffee at most café comes with a chocolate next to the cup. Boutiques and department stores have creaseless bags to carry fine attires; and the list goes on and on.

Alongside a chic boutique or a polished department store or a stylish café sit heavyweights McDonald's and Pizza Hut adding nothing but fast food. Even so, the City of Love excells being chic, panache, and she always prevails and reverberates. Paris offers entertainment, fun, and the seeing of sights that amuse one's eyes; but Paris is much deeper than that. She calls forth feelings and emotions, she indulges with finesse, she invites to elicit on valid knowledge that makes our lives better.

Avenue Des Champs Élysées is a prestigious, fulgurant street in Paris. She is one of the most famous in Europe and one of the most expensive strips of real estate in the world. This main Parissienne artery will fill your eyes and catch your whimsies. Guaranteed!

Undisputedly, the City of Love is an alluring proposition to a discriminating and cultivated person who is perceptive of fine distinctions, who discerns and appreciates finesse, who has sensitivity for fine arts, who recognizes beauty, who has a palate for fine meals and wines.

That person is attuned with Paris, and should visit places to aquire further knowledge. Keep in mind that Museums in Paris have free admission the first Sunday of every month. Here they are:

» musée du louvre where Napoleon's soldiers' trophies taken from defeated armies are displayed. Those trophies are not far from the most celebrated art: winged victory and mona lisa.

» ile de saint louis is romantic and unique. It is known to connoisseurs travellers as the premiere Paris' starting point. Read the article 'Visiting Paris - Ile De Saint Louis' found in 'Visiting France & Paris Index.'

» arc de triomphe is a structure that Napoleon had built. In 1810, a wooden replica was built for him and Joséphine to enter Paris through it the day they were married. At the end of WW II, allied military forces entered Paris through Arc de Triomphe unofficially returning France to French people after Germans had invaded their country. To the military immense surprise, young women broke up the military formation to passionately kiss soldiers in their lips, other women carried push-carts with hot foods, men carried on sacs loaded with bottles of wine. The outburst of emotions was French people expressing their profound and heartfelt thankfulness.

» musée d'orsay devoted to a period between Musée du Louvre and Centre Georges Pompidou. Displays French Art from 1848 to 1915 including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It is a museum known for the most extensive collection of impressionist masterpieces in the world such as Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, Seurat, Gauguin, and Van Gogh.

» centre georges pompidou is very out of the ordinary place. For instance, escalators, ventilation ducts, and most of its steel structure were placed on the outside to facilitate uninterrupted spaces within. This center is acclaimed for its modern art collections which is excellent, but there is much more to feed your eyes and your intellect.

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