quinta-feira, 19 de junho de 2014

Eiffel Tower, Paris - A look into the heart of the city

This tower is the icon of the city, the tallest structure in Paris, and the most-visited paid monument in the world.

The view from the top is a magnificent way to see Paris. You can buy the tickets to enter for 8,50 €, and if you are in a mood to try the best of the French cuisine, you can enjoy Le Jules Verne, a restaurant on the second floor with a multi-Michelin star chef.

quinta-feira, 12 de junho de 2014

Champs-Élysées, Paris - Just like the song describes it

The avenue that runs from the Obelisk of Luxor in the east, to the location of Arc de Triomphe in the west, the avenue holds great history and wonders across 1,90 Km.
Joe Dassin song “Aux Champs Elysées”, tell us about a carefree France, with a love story between a men and a woman.

The Obelisk of Luxor was originally located at the entrance to the Luxor Temple in Egypt. The Obelisk was then placed in the center of Place de la Concorde where before a guillotine to punish counter revolutionaries was. The Obelisk was a symbol of peace, ending the revolution.

Arc de Triomphe honors those o fought and died in the Napolionic Wars. The place is also famous for the Parade to French and Allies forces after the liberation of Paris (1944) with the courageous General Charles de Gaulle leading the parade, besides the danger from the remaining German snipers who tried to stop sporadically the soldier’s march.

quinta-feira, 5 de junho de 2014

Montmartre, Paris - The view from the hill

This hill known to be the best place to see Paris, besides the view from Eiffel Tower. Today is still place for artist to gather that one time was a place for art studios who belonged to Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh.

In the top of the hill we can see the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur with is many steps to reach her, is the highest place in Paris.

Monmatre is also Nightclub District, young people use this place to enjoy all mystique of the town, even in the winter people gather outside, with the coffee shops putting their heaters outside so people can enjoy the streets.