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Outstanding sights of Paris.

Outstanding sights of Paris.

Parisians are very picky about preserving and cultivating their language, culture and nationality. Despite the noticeable polyethnicity of the population of Paris, it seems that every local resident, no matter what cultural or national environment they belong to, feels like a full-blooded Frenchman and does not forget to declare it at the first opportunity.

Escort girls from Paris will be happy to accompany you from the hotel and show you the sights!

However, this is only an impression, formed not least under the influence of a stereotype about French self-identification and a purposeful course to increase the national consciousness of the French. It is really not easy for a foreign tourist to realize this without prior information.

Once you get into such a multicultural environment, you inevitably start to remember what country you are in now and what part of this or that ethnic community prevails here. Only such thoughts disappear involuntarily when you are in outstanding places-tourist zones, where a lot of people from seemingly all corners of the world gather. And in the metro, when representatives of five or six different nationalities are standing next to each other in the same car.

In all other places, Paris remains exclusively Paris. And refined French people enjoy living in one of the most visited cities in the world and can use their dominant position for their own personal interests. But even this they do with taste, subtly with pleasure, creating an invisible attractive component of their national color.

Rather, with the exception of the rules, you can find an English-language menu in the cafe, as well as names marked in several languages on the streets. Even before entering Paris, guides warn tour groups that the French are reluctant to switch to a foreign language, even if they speak it well, thus creating the need to learn their native language. And this is also part of the French mentality and feature, which is much more important to adapt to when there is a need to stay in France for a long period.

One of the most popular historical places in Paris is Montmartre, famous for its streets that create the atmosphere of a small provincial town. No less impressive are numerous other streets and alleys, winding through which you can come across new interesting architectural sights and structures, small squares, playgrounds, restaurants, cafes, and even entire restaurant complexes, shops. The selective compactness of Parisian streets is another feature of this city, which in General can compete with its scale and spaciousness.

Popular in Paris and the Square of Saint-Sulpice, which got its name from the Cathedral of the same name, in front of which it was broken up in the middle of the XVIII century. The Cathedral itself does not look like a Shrine in any way, but rather like a large administrative and representative building surrounded by large columns and a high staircase. In the middle, the Cathedral really becomes a Cathedral, with numerous paintings on the walls, an iconostasis, candles and images of saints. And to get used to the idea that I went to the Shrine, which at first was perceived as an ordinary building, helps the fountain of the four bishops, erected on the square in front of the Cathedral.

Built in the middle of the NINETEENTH century, the fountain has a symbolic meaning, because it is surrounded by stone lions that serve as guards of the faith. The fountain itself is three-level, decorated with antique vases, and at the top is a quadrangular structure with a dome and niches, each of which contains statues of preachers of the era of Louis XIV, the authorship of which belongs to different sculptors.

Striking beauty of Parisian parks and gardens, attract visitors with their neatness, abundant well-groomed greenery, friendliness and great historical significance and symbolism. So, in one of these gardens – the Luxembourg, there is the most romantic fountain in Paris-the Medici fountain, made in the Italian style in the middle of the XVII century.

The Luxembourg garden itself is one of the outstanding attractions of the French capital. Palace and Park area, with an area of more than 25 hectares. The garden was laid out in the first decade of the XVII century on the order of Maria de ' Medici, around the castle, which was then still suburban. Today, the Luxembourg Palace serves as the meeting place of the French Senate, the lower part of the French Parliament. The garden is a popular place for recreation, leisure and sports.

The Pantheon in Paris is also world famous. It is impossible to ignore this large-scale building, built in the style of the heyday of classicism, which already invites you to see it in detail from afar. Large sign at the entrance: "The Motherland is grateful to great people!". And the latter just found their eternal rest in the Pantheon. Here are the remains of outstanding people of France. At first it was the Church of Saint Genevieve, which was held in high esteem among Parisians. But it succumbed to destruction and looting several times, until it was rebuilt in the XIII-XIV century. In the middle of the eighteenth century. king Louis XV decided to rebuild the Church.

The construction of the temple went through a lot of difficulties, in particular architectural, as well as historical and revolutionary. It was during The French revolution that the Church acquired the significance in which it is valued today. Under the name of the Pantheon, it became the tomb of famous historical figures in France, including Voltaire, Rousseau, and Marat, whose remains, however, did not long remain at rest in the walls of the Pantheon, but were thrown out.

During the reign of Napoleon, the Pantheon again acquired its religious significance and played the role of the Church. Consequently, the great enlighteners, although on different sides of each other: Voltaire on the left, and Rousseau – on the right of the entrance to the Pantheon, for a long time rested in the walls of the building, which served, according to Voltaire, the function of "opium for the people".

Among the outstanding people of France, as well as the world, who at different times rested in the Pantheon-Jacques Germain Souflot-chief architect and artist of the Pantheon, Victor Hugo, Jean Bodin, Emile Zola, Louis Braille, Marie Jean Condorcet, Pierre and Marie Curie, Alexander Dumas-father.
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