Paris is a unique city and all those who visit this city, fall in love with it. The atmosphere is magical and the multiple characteristics make it beautiful and variegated.
Walking through the streets of Paris takes you back in time. While visiting Montmartre, you will re-live the atmosphere of Belle Époque, when Paris was the favourite destination of the artists looking for the fame. Some among the most famous painters in the world chose Paris as their home: Pissarro, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Modigliani.
The city offers any kind of attractions, from a remarkable architecture, such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, dated back to XII Century and main place of worship of the city and the Arch of Triumph, that culminates at the top of Champs-Élysées and built to celebrate the victories of Napoleon Bonaparte.
You can’t miss the Palace of Versailles, where the Sun King lived until the Frech Revolution. The Mansion is about 20 Km far from the city centre and it is a real spectacle, both inside and outside. The Hall of Mirrors is famous for the play of lights that make the room seem plunged in gold, and for the gardens that extend as far as the eye can see and that are real jewels. The the architect André Le Nôtre focused on perspective while projecting the gardens, conferring them an outstanding depth. The result is an expanse of water features and geometries, sculptures and canals.
If you are an art lover, you will find your perfect dimension. The Gare d’Orsay, an authentic railway station become an art gallery in 1986, offers some among the most famous art works in the world, such as Degas’ dancers and Renoir’s portraits. The structure of the gallery itself is noteworthy: it is the old Paris station, dated back to 1900.
Remarkable is the Centre Pompidou (also known as Beaubourg), inaugurated in 1977 and renovated during 90’s by a team of architects: among them, the famous Renzo Piano. The gallery hosts architectural works, modern art and photography with a permanent collection always active and many other travelling exhibitions. Along with all this, conferences, concerts and cultural activities.
The Bibliothèque Publique d'Information, another place to visit, is inside the Beaubourg and is the main library of Paris, with hundreds of thousands sources among books, magazines, maps, arrangements and much more.
Paris is also the city of fashion. Many of the most famous and exclusive brands have their headquarter in Paris and during Fashion Week the city is populated by eccentric people showing off their most extravagant outfits.