Paris Under Sunlight

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Paris under sunlight

+ The place

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+ My feelings and historical part

Paris is my playground. I leave in the morning with my photo equipment and landings in Châtelet, the former Butcher Center of Paris (a restaurant: The Louchebem). From there, I will move to a corner of Paris either by foot or by transport (preferably the bus), and I will walk, going from one street to another to discover nice corners whose guides don’t speak.
If you really want to enjoy Paris, make first all the highlights then don’t hesitate to think outside the tourist places.
Stroll through Paris and look for the best angles. Store your guide and walk the streets of Paris as a resident. I also advise you to take the bus. You will be able to see many more things and stop when you want.
I walk a lot in Paris. I happen to do a dozen miles in Paris without really realizing it. It is also a feeling of freedom.
Historical part
The position of Lutetia, Paris in Roman times, on an island allowing the crossing of the great navigable river that is the Seine by a route connecting the North and South of Gaul, in fact, since ancient times, an important city , capital of Parisii, then place of residence of a Roman emperor. Its position in the center of the territory controlled by the Frankish Kings makes it the capital of France instead of Tournai. Paris becomes one of the main cities of France during the X century, with royal palaces, rich abbeys and a cathedral; during the 12th century, the city became one of the first centers in Europe for education and the arts. The royal power settling in this city, its economic and political importance continues to grow. Thus, in the early fourteenth century, Paris is one of the most important cities in the Christian world. In the seventeenth century, it was the capital of the main European political power, in the eighteenth century one of the largest cultural centers of Europe and the nineteenth century the capital of arts and pleasure.

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+ Linked pages

   • The night: One of my favorite pages and at night, Paris is fantastic.
   • Under water: The February 2018 flood which scared many Parisians.
   • Le Père-Lachaise: Who does not know this cemetery?
   • The catacombs: A place to see despite this dismal side.
   • Special: Always unusual photos and street art and murals.

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