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Paris - Ile De France

Canal Saint Martin - A gentrified district

Canal Saint Martin flows through Paris

Canal Saint Martin, once built for the transport of goods and supply of drinking water to Paris, is now used for river cruises

Buttes Chaumont – Park in Belleville – Paris

Buttes Chaumont – Park in Belleville – Paris

The luxuriant Parc des Buttes Chaumont, the 3rd largest park in Paris, was landscaped in the 1860s on a barren hill located in the village of Belleville

Bouquinistes and Notre-Dame Cathedral

Bouquinistes – street booksellers of Paris

The Bouquinistes – street booksellers of Paris have a license granted by the city but are the only traders allowed to sell in the street without paying tax

Jardin des Plantes - Galerie de Paleontologie

Jardin des Plantes – Botanical Garden Paris

The Jardin des Plantes of Paris includes the Museum of Natural History and the Botanical Gardens and is considered the Mecca of Natural Sciences

Parc de Bercy - Info booth

Parc de Bercy – Public garden Paris

The Parc de Bercy was landscaped in 1997 on the site of the former official Wine Warehouses of Paris, and is the second largest Parisian public park

The Arenes de Lutece also serve as school sport ground

Arenes de Lutece – the Roman amphitheatre

The restored Arenes de Lutece is the amphitheatre-arena built around 200AD in antic Paris and the oldest Roman monument still standing in the city

Archaeological Crypt Notre Dame

Archaeological Crypt Notre Dame – Ile de la Cite

The Archaeological Crypt Notre Dame, a museum in situ located under the cathedral square, exhibits the vestiges of the Roman rampart and antic Paris

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe – Place Charles De Gaulle

The Arc de Triomphe faces the Avenue des Champs Elysées and was built in the early 18th century to commemorate the victories of Emperor Napoleon I

Zouave statue and Pont de l'Alma

Zouave statue on Pont de l’Alma in Paris

The Alma Bridge is famous for the Zouave statue traditionally used by the Parisians as an unofficial standard to monitor the rise in the river water level

Eiffel Tower Seen from Champ de Mars

Eiffel Tower – Paris most visited monument

The Eiffel Tower, the masterpiece Gustave Eiffel built for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 is today the most visited monument in France

10 things to do in Paris on a rainy day

Top 10 things to do in Paris on a rainy day

We've compiled a list of the top 10 things to do in Paris on a rainy day, from traditional to off the beaten track visits
Cultural Metro stations in Paris

Cultural Metro stations in Paris

Paris Metro has 303 stations, many of which have been redecorated and refurbished to promote the monuments or districts they serve
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche seen from the Square Boucicaut

Le Bon Marché, Paris’ oldest department store

Le Bon Marché, the oldest department store in Paris and the only one on the Left Bank, is a Parisian luxury icon that belongs to the LVMH group
Printemps Haussmann - Paul Sedille's facade on Boulevard Haussmann

Printemps Haussmann, luxury department store

History of Printemps Haussmann, an iconic Parisian luxury department store that spreads on 3 interconnected Art Nouveau buildings on Boulevard Haussmann

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