Paris A trip to the City of Love

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Anupama Nair

Paris is a city I would love to visit and is in my bucket list. In fact,  I would say it is one of the best places to see. Do you know Paris has a nickname? Yes. It is called “City of Love”. How did the city get this name? It is called the “City of Love”, because of the romantic atmosphere and exuberance it shows to the world.  I would say “the City of Love isn't just a random nickname given to Paris; it's the perfect description anyone who visited the French capital would give to the city for all the romantic vibes they find there”. Did you know the City of Paris is more than 2000 years old?

 

How did the city gets its name Paris? The history of Paris goes back to a Gallic tribe called as the Parisii, who around 250 BC settled an island  now known as Ile de la Cite in the Seine River, which runs through present-day Paris. In 52 BC the great Roman Emperor Julius Caesar and the Romans captured area, which eventually became Christianized and was known as Lutetia, which Latin for ‘midwater dwelling’. The settlement later spread to both the left and right banks of the river Seine and the name Lutetia became Paris. Later, Paris became the capital of France. As the city grew, the Left Bank earned a reputation as the intellectual district while the Right Bank became known for business.

 

Today, Paris is home to more than 2 million people, with an additional 10 million people living in the surrounding metropolitan area. The city still manage to retain its reputation as a center for food, fashion, commerce and culture. Paris also continues to be one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.

 

Here are the tourist attractions in Paris:

 

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Musee du Louvre
  • Cathedrale Notre-Dame De Paris
  • Avenue des Champs-Elysees
  • Musee de’ Orsay
  • Palais Garnier
  • Place de la Concorde.

I sure would love to see these places in my trip to Paris. Do you?

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