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Visiting Paris - Attune With Refined Visitors

By George Josserme

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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 place in the world."

Charles Dickens

English writer.
Social critic.
1812 - 1870

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

When visiting Paris, one see things that make French people so French such as attention to fine details. One could find a bistro selling only croissants, but each variety is an exquisite delight. A cup of coffee at most street corner 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 endlessly.

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

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 finess, who has sensitivity for fine arts and recognizes beauty on sight, who has a palate for fine meals and wines. That person is attuned with Paris.

The following is a short list of places in Paris attune with refined visitors:

» musée du louvre where Napoleon's soldiers' trophies taken from defeated armies are displayed 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.'

» avenue des champs élysées is a prestigious, fulgurant, one of the most famous streets in Europe, and one of the most expensive strips of real estate in the world. A visitor to Paris finds several monuments on that avenue including arc de triomphe and place de la concorde which is the largest square in Paris. This main Parissienne artery will fill your eyes and catch your whimsies. Guaranteed!

» arc de triomphe is a structure that Napoleon had built in 1806. In 1810, a wooden replica was built for Napoleon and Joséphine to enter Paris through it. At the end of WW II, allied military forces entered Paris through arc de triomphe unofficially returning France to the French people after the German invasion.

» musée d'orsay devoted to a period between classical musée du louvre and centre georges pompidou. It 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 Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, 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.

The following saves you some money: just like centre georges pompidou, museums in Paris have Free Admission the first Sunday of every month.

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