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As a world-capital of art, fashion, food and literature, Paris offers sweeping boulevards, cozy cafes, and excellent museums and galleries. We stayed in an apartment in the Latin Quarter and found it easy to get around by foot or by Metro, with most sights clustered in convenient zones.
 


 


 

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, on the Ile de la Cite, is the geographical and spiritual heart of the city.

 

The Seine River bisects the city into the Left and Right banks. On several of the 37 bridges crossing the Seine, there is a tradition of fastening locks as a way of declaring love or making wishes.
 

 

This view from the roof of the Georges Pompidou Centre highlights the characteristic rooftops of Paris.

 

A pleasant walk through the Left Bank area affords views of the historic residences, squares and parks. The top of the Eiffel Tower can be seen above the rooftops.
 

 

 

The University of Paris-Sorbonne's central campus building in the Latin Quarter was founded in 1253.

 
The National Museum of the Middle Ages, housed in the 1330 mansion of the Cluny abbots, adjoins the ruins of 2nd Century Roman baths.
 

 

 

Jardin du Luxembourg is a 60 acre formal garden of terraces, fountains and statues gracing the 1615 palace.
 

The Place des Vosges, Paris's oldest square, was commissioned by Henri IV. Its 36 houses were laid out in 1612.
 

Chapelle des Invalides Dome Church Paris

Eiffel Tower, located on the Champs de Mars beside the River Seine, is the tallest building in Paris. It has been visited by more than 200,000,000 people since its construction in 1889.
 

The Hotel des Invalides features the golden dome of the church, the Army museum, and Napoleon's tomb.

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