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Paris is a city capable of giving the whole gamut of feelings and emotions. Painted with a special charm, it fascinates with its views. And no matter what side the many-sided Paris turned to you – historical or modern – it will be beautiful …

6 classic sights of the French capital that everyone should see
We recommend starting your classic trip to Paris with Air France, the country’s national carrier. In just 4 hours, the plane will transfer you from Moscow to the French Charles de Gaulle airport. And then, using the high-speed train with a special RER badge, you can easily get to the center of Paris, where your journey to happiness begins. Why is happiness? Because, having fallen into the arms of Paris, you involuntarily begin to feel happy, but how could it be otherwise when you touch the beauty of eternity?

Notre Dame Cathedral
To start your acquaintance with Paris is worth the majestic Catholic church, an outstanding architectural monument – Notre Dame de Paris, sung in art and bearing the title of the most famous religious building in the world. It is here that the so-called “Zero kilometer” is located, from which all distances in France are counted.

Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame de Paris is a Gothic legend, covered in so many secrets and legends like no other attraction in France. Its architecture is truly unique and inimitable.

Notre Dame Cathedral
Outside, the cathedral is decorated with picturesque stained-glass windows and terrible gargoyles, inside – the crown of thorns of Jesus Christ, the largest organ with 111 registers and about 8000 pipes, expertly executed sculptures of the dark Middle Ages, paintings, an archaeological crypt is interesting to visit.

Notre Dame Cathedral
How to get there: Cité metro station or Saint-Michel (6 minutes walk), RER B Saint-Michel Notre Dame.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8: 00-18: 45, Sat, Sun: 08: 00-19: 15.

Ticket price: Admission is free.

Triumphal Arch
No less famous architectural monument, the symbol of Paris, located on the Charles de Gaulle square, on the historical “triumphal path” connecting the royal residences – the Louvre and Versailles.

Triumphal Arch
The construction of the arch was begun by order of the Emperor Napoleon after the Battle of Austerlitz in 1806, as a symbol of the victories of the French army. However, the arch acquired its final form only in 1836, when Bonaparte was already resting on the island of St. Helena.

Triumphal Arch
The 50-meter arch is decorated with bas-reliefs, and at night the lighting gives a special charm. There is also a large museum where you can get acquainted with the history of the construction of the arch.

Pantheon
The majestic building of the Pantheon is one of the most significant and interesting sights of France, leading its history since 1744.

Pantheon
The Pantheon is a mausoleum in which outstanding personalities are buried – Voltaire and Russo, Victor Hugo and Emil Zola, Dumas the father and the Curie spouses. The last buried here (in 2011) was Aime Cesar, a French poet and public figure, a fighter for the rights of blacks.

Pantheon
The Pantheon is also the former cathedral of St. Genevieve and, as the guides like to call it, a monument to the ambitions and passions that boiled at the royal court, and then on the barricades. The world-famous mausoleum is located in the Latin Quarter of Paris and is one of the most visited places in the French capital.

Pantheon
How to get there: Paris metro stations Maubert-Mutualité and Cardinal-Lemoine, line 10.

Buses: 21, 27, 38, 82, 84, 85, 89.

RER: line B, station Luxembourg.

Opening hours: From April 1 to September 30 – from 10:00 to 18:30, and from October 1 to March 31 – from 10:00 to 18:00.

Ticket price: Adult – 8.5 Euros, children, youth, students, disabled people – free of charge.

Paris
It is worth noting that monuments in France are monitored by the so-called center of national monuments, the purpose of which is only to preserve, restore and maintain the monuments and collections under his responsibility and provide visitors with audio guides, booklets describing the monuments in different languages, etc.

Paris
Much attention is paid to visitors with disabilities, for whom easy access to the monuments and the possibility of obtaining information about them are provided.

Paris
The center of national monuments has a site with a description of all the attractions, as well as a ticketing system online.

Paris
Useful advice: In order not to stand in line and have time to visit several attractions, we advise you to buy tickets in advance on the site of the center of national monuments.

Louvre Museum
The Louvre Museum was once a fortress erected by King Philippe-Augustus in 1190, then a palace, and now the largest art museum in the world. The Louvre collections contain masterpieces of art from different civilizations, cultures and eras.

Louvre Museum
The museum has about 300 thousand exhibits, of which only 35 thousand are exhibited in the halls. Also, many exhibits are hidden from time to time for reasons of safety – they can not be in sight for more than 3 months

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