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You will need a lot of time in Paris, France

 
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erato's pictureby erato review
added on 27th of August, 2009
Paris is just as beautiful as they say. The whole city, the streets, the buildings. Although, I didn't like the contrast between the old buildings and the very modern ones next to each other.
The city was also extremely crowded, there are very many people and cars on the streets, at the tourist spots like the Eiffel Tower and especially in the metro. So you better take some more time and walk on the surface.
It is also much better if you find a supermarket instead of buying food and drink at the tourist spots, it is extremely expensive. Also consider that you will need some time to get around, so don't make strict plans but relax and enjoy the great Paris.
 

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Paris, FranceIn 52 BC, Julius Caesar captured the city which became to be called Gaul.   By 5th century, invasions were widespread particularly by the Attila and the Huns.  Clovis I renamed Gaul to Paris and as the capital of his kingdom.  Soon enough, churches were built. In the 7th century, the Carolingians led by Charlemagne took over Paris and resulted to loss of political power.  But in 987 AD, Hugh Capet, became the king of France and French government was once again secured.  Then the construction of Notre-Dame Cathedral was initiated by Bishop Maurice de Sully in 1163 and completed only by 1330. During the 12th and 13th century, more... Read more »

 
 
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