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Parisii became Paris

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Mentioned as Parisii by Gaius Julius Caesar, they were a Celtic tribe founded Paris in the 3rd century BC. Parisii gave the name Paris to that city. As Gaius Julius Caesar noted in Commentarii de Bello Gallico, the Parisii seems to be a generous people. When Caesar entered the area where they lived, the townsmen destroyed their own homes because they had preferred to abandon their properties rather than be taken over by the Romans.

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Inspiring second-oldest metro railway system is in there.

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Paris has an underground railway system called "Paris Métro." It was opened to the people in 1900. If my researches were correct, it was the 5th metro system in the world, and when it was opened, it had become the second-longest metro system by having a system length of 214 km. It was only second to London Underground at that time. Due to the high mass of tourist arrivals in Paris, it has become one of the 10 busiest metro systems globally, and one of the most notable features is that every building in Paris is within 1 kilometer of a metro station. And also, other countries used the word Metro after this subway system. 

The world's longest bicycle race ends in Paris.

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Tour de France is the toughest and the longest bicycle race in the world. It is mainly held in France but runs through some of the nearest countries such as Italy, Spain, Germany. Nearly 200 cyclists joined this race, which covers more than 3,000 km, runs for 23 days, including rest days. The road varies from year to year, but its final destination is the Champs-Elysses in Paris. When this article was written, the French have won 37 of these from the start of the Tour de France but have not won a single game since 1985.

The largest museum in the world is located there with a glass pyramid.

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When you are in France, one thing you should not miss is seeing the Mona Lisa artwork. Mona Lisa artwork is located inside the Louvre Museum, which is the largest museum in the world. Close to 15 acres in area, the Louvre houses more than 30,000 things to see. It isn't easy to see everything in the Louvre museum one day, as almost every item has a significant history, which is very interesting to learn. One of the exciting things to see besides the museum is the Louvre Pyramid. It is a pyramid-shaped structure made from glass and metal, which is 21 meters in height. If you are in Paris, don't miss visiting this Louvre Museum and see the Italian Renaissance's archetypal masterpiece done by Leonardo da Vinci.

The world's largest triumphal arch is located there.

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The Arch of Titus in Rome inspired the building. Of course, on this site, they proposed building a three-story elephant but then abruptly changed their mind due to the denial of the petition and built the building we see today as a 164-foot-high arch. The inner archway is approximately 27 feet in the climax. This honorific arch exhibits the military victories France achieved and the generals who led wars for the country.  Interestingly, the four pillars on Arc de Triomphe memories four different things: Napoleon's victory in the Treaty of Schönbrunn, the French First Republic, the War of Sixth Coalition, and the Treaty of Paris. So don't remember when you are in there to explore the four pillars.

Place de la Concorde is located there.

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Place de la Concorde, located on the Seine's right bank, is one of the best places to visit in Paris. It was previously known as Place de la Revolution. However, it is the largest square in Paris, measuring about 19 acres. However, the mindblowing 23-meter-tall Obelisk of Luxor tower is one of the top attractions in this square. Every year, when Bastille Day comes, this square hosts a military parade, and at that parade, it is a proud sight as the parade comes through The Arc De Triomphe. Also, the trees along the parade road are well maintained.

Eiffel tower was considered a useless thing when it was constructing.

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Whatever comes to mind when talking about Paris is the Eiffel Tower. As this is a ring exchanging site among couples, this place is one of the trendy tourist destinations, and this is the reason for the increase in the number of tourists visiting the country. There are some interesting facts about the Eiffel Tower. Constructed to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution, the Eiffel Tower was the main feature in the World's Fair in 1889. During construction, a group of 300 made from architects, artists, sculptors, and writers petitioned the commissioner of the Paris Exhibition that the tower was a ridiculous building and that the construction of it should needed to be stopped. But, they were able to build it within two years. Many people wonder how tall is the Eiffel tower, and it is a common and instant question that pops up when seeing this fantastic structure. The most straightforward answer for that is 324 meters measured from the ground to the tower's tip. 


The small Statue of Liberty extends the friendship.

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Do you notice that the Statue of Liberty in the United States was given by France? It was a gift to show the friendship between the two countries had during the American Revolution. However, while the gift was in the United States. In 1889, France unveiled a same-looking, but eight times smaller statue called the Statue of Liberty Paris on the River Seine island, which further extended the friendship.

Famous Sacre Coeur, which has a giant bell, is located there.

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Built at the tallest point of the city, the church consists of three parts. Sacre Coeur is home to one of the most massive bells in the world. Savoyarde Bell, which was brought into this place with the help of 21 horses, was given by a French department called Savoie located in the Alps. Sacre Coeur was architected by Paul Abadie, and he used some exciting rock to build it. The church is made of white stone brought by Seine-et-Marne, one of France's departments, so it is whitewashed and still shines today. 


The world-famous Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral can be seen there. 

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Designed in the Gothic style, Notre-Dame Cathedral features 12th-century architecture. In Italian, it is known as "Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris," which translates to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Paris. When you study Romanized culture, you may have heard of a city called Lutetia. Surprisingly, that city was in the place where the Notre-Dame Cathedral now is. The town was a prominent place when the Roman Empire La Gaul ruled, and when you are in that place today, you can get some spiritual healing by thinking that you are in a position of a glorious history.