PARIS : THE CITY OF LIGHTS – Nirav Asher

HELLO everyone this is my first blogsite.  I have decided to collect information and knowledge and write this blog on Paris. I’ll keep it short and sweet but will try to give you the maximum knowledge . PLEASE LIKE , COMMENT AND SHARE……

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The picture that you see above is nothing but the picture of enlightened city of Paris. Paris , the capital of France is the most popular city of France which has a total of 105 square kilometers. Its population is 2,22,9,621. The beauty of Paris cannot be described in words as it is such an attractive and lively city

Around its historical heart, the small Île de la Cité, the City of Paris stretches on both sides of the Seine River, which divides it into two parts: the Rive Gauche (Left Bank, south) and Rive Droite (Right Bank, north).

The city is also a major rail, highway, and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle (the second busiest airport in Europe after London Heathrow Airport with 63.8 million passengers in 2014) and Paris-Orly.

MONUMENTS OF PARIS : 

Paris has many important cultural institutions: its Louvre museum is the most visited in the world; its Musée d’Orsay is noted for its collection of French Impressionist art, and its Pompidou-center Musée National d’Art Moderne has the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe.

The centre of Paris contains the most visited monuments in the city, including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre as well as the Sainte-Chapelle; Les Invalides, where the tomb of Napoleon is located, and the Eiffel Tower are located on the Left Bank south-west of the centre.

           THE AXE HISTORIQUE

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PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA.

PHOTOGRAPHY :

Numerous photographers achieved renown for their photography of Paris, including Eugène Atget, noted for his depictions of street scenes, Robert Doisneau, noted for his playful pictures of people and market scenes (among which Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville has become iconic of the romantic vision of Paris), Marcel Bovis, noted for his night scenes, and others such as Jacques-Henri Lartigue and Cartier-Bresson.

LITERATURE :

Paris has been the centre of the French publishing industry, the home of some of the world’s best-known writers and poets, and the setting for many classicworks of French literature. Famous French writers included Charles Baudelaire, Stéphane Mallarmé, Mérimée, Alfred de Musset, Marcel Proust, Émile Zola, Alexandre Dumas, Gustave Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant and Honoré de Balzac.

VICTOR HUGO

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ADD TWO LETTERS TO PARIS AND IT BECOMES PARADISE

MUSIC :

In the late 12th century, a school of polyphony was established at Notre-Dame. Troubadours, from the south of France, were also popular. The Conservatoire de Musique de Paris was founded in 1795. By 1870, Paris had become an important centre for symphony, ballet and operatic music. Bal-musette is a style of French music and dance that first became popular in Paris in the 1870s and 1880s

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             OLYMPIA : A FAMOUS MUSIC HALL

FESTIVALS OF PARIS :

Bastille day, the biggest festival in the city, is a military parade taking place every year on 14 July on the Champs-Élysées, from the Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde. Other yearly festivals are Paris-PlagesJournées du PatrimoineFête de la MusiqueTechno ParadeNuit BlancheCinéma au clair de lunePrintemps des ruesFestival d’automne and Fête des jardins. Carnaval de Paris. 

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             FRENCH REPUBLICAN GUARD ON BASTILLE DAY

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SPORTS :

Paris’s most popular sport clubs are the association football club Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and the rugby union club Stade Français. It hosts the French national football team for friendlies and major tournaments qualifiers, annually hosts the French national rugby team’s home matches of the Six Nations Championship, and hosts several important matches of the Stade Français rugby team.

Paris played host to the 1900 and 1924 Olympic Games. It is bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, after also being a candidate host for the Olympics in 1992, 2008 and 2012.

The final stage of the most famous bicycle racing in the world, Tour de France, always finishes in Paris. Since 1975, the race has finished on the Champs-Elysées.

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TOUR DE FRANCE

THERE IS NO CURE FOR PARIS. 

These are the major points that I have covered in this blog. Feel free to comment on anything and share your opinion and correct me if  I am wrong anywhere.

For referring to any such information please visit my blog http://www.thecurvatureoflight.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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