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Visiting Paris - Attune With Refined Visitors

By George Josserme

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PARIS GENUINELY CARRIES ENCHANTMENT. It's hard to put one's finger on what it is, however. When visiting Paris, one can tell Parisians always being stylish, and they set trends. 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. For instance, one could find a shop only selling croissants; but each variety is an exquisite delight. A cup of coffee at most street corner café comes with a tiny chocolate. Some boutiques and department stores have creaseless bags to carry fine attires.

Alongside one chic boutique, or polished and in vogue department store, or stylish café sit heavyweights McDonald's and Pizza Hut. Nevertheless, this wonderful City of Love is chic and panache; and she always prevails and reverberates.

Paris is for folks wanting entertainment, fun, and the seeing of sights that fill their eyes; but visiting Paris is much deeper than that. She calls forth deep feelings and emotions. She let us indulge in finesse. She invites us to elicit on knowledge that makes life better to people who have what it takes to see further and deeper.

Undisputedly, the City of Love is such an alluring proposition to a discriminating person with cultivated intellect, and perceptive of fine distinctions. It is a person able to discern finesse and to appreciate centuries-old traditions; who possesses sensitivity for fine arts; who has a palate for fine meals and wines; and who recognizes beauty when he or she sees it. That is a person who will feel at home visiting Paris.

It is when visiting Paris that certain places are not to be missed by those who know why to acquire knowledge in advance. These are some of them:

» musée du louvre where Napoleon's soldiers' trophies ~taken from defeated armies~ are displayed not far from the most celebrated art like Winged Victory and Mona Lisa.

» Romantic and unique ile de saint louis is known to a few ~other than connoisseurs~ as the premiere Paris' starting point. See the article 'Visiting Paris - Ile De Saint Louis'.

» arc de triomphe which Nalopen ordered its construction. It was 1806. In 1810, a wooden replica was built so Napoleon and his bride Marie Louise could enter Paris through it.

» The prestigious and fulgurant avenue des champs élysées is the one of the most famous streets in Europe, and and one of the most expensive strips of real estate in the world. A vistor to Paris finds several monuments on that avenue including arc de triomphe and place de la concorde with its 21 acres making her the largest square in Paris. avenue des champs élysées will fill your eyes and catch your whimsies like no other street.

» musée d'orsay devoted to the period between classical musée du louvre and modern centre georges pompidou. It displays French art from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It is known for the most extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world such as Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Gauguin, and Van Gogh.

» The bohemian montmartre is a neighborhood on a hill some 420 feet high where Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, and others made it their home; and a place to work their masterpieces. Another must-visit that no refined person should miss.

In occasions, it is part of visiting Paris to take one break from all that Paris encompasses. Connoisseur visitors know where to go. You will find the first list of their visited places if you read the Recommended Article following the link below.

About Author Mr. George Josserme

Our editor elaborates on what is needed to see why Paris and France are for anyone, but both are more adept to folks with certain qualities, aptitudes, and refinements.

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