Wednesday July 1, 2020

GRAND ADVENTURE by ANNA MARIE MATEESCU   PARIS, FRANCE Paris is undoubtedly famous for iconic symbols like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Moulin Rouge, its cafe culture, pastries, and fashion. The city is known for radiating beauty, elegance, and being boldly romantic. Being one of the most desirable travel destinations in the world due to its stunning architecture, history, its wealth of art, and culture, it is no wonder this popular spot’s exquisite gastronomy will leave you feeling a few pounds heavier – but blissfully so! Regardless of what time of year you visit, Paris will enamor and enchant you with its picturesque landscapes and worldclass museums. Whether your visit to Paris is for a day or a week, you’ll be left longing to return so that you may explore this magical city even further. The French capital has long been known as the City of Light, with most thinking this moniker comes from the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower that grace the banks of the Seine at night; along with the glistening boulevards around the city. The nickname actually comes from the mid-17th century when Louis XIV (the Sun King, or “Roi Soleil”) decided to restore the public’s faith in law and order by quadrupling the number of police officers in the city and installing lanterns on almost every major road in Paris. From that point on the city became known as “La Ville- Lumière” (The City of Light). NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS “Our Lady of Paris” refers to a medieval Catholic Cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The cathedral was consecrated in honor of the Virgin Mary and is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture....... Read more on Full Issue!

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