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Paris, a legendary city

Paris has developed in amazing fashion over the past 2,000 years, radiating out from its heart, the Ile de la Cité island on the Seine. Great monuments you can visit reflect its two millennia of history, going from the Roman Arènes de Lutèce to the new, contemporary François Mitterrand National Library.

Paris, a legendary cityNicknamed 'The City of Lights', Paris is packed with legendary sights: the Seine, with its stunning bridges and quays; Notre-Dame Cathedral; the Tour Eiffel and Trocadéro museums opposite; the Champs-Elysées; the Louvre palace and the Palais Royal; Montmartre and the Sacré Coeur; St-Germain and the left bank Latin Quarter.... The car had come to reign supreme here until recent times, when pedestrians and cyclists have been gaining the upper hand, thanks to increasing numbers of pedestrianized quarters, and, for cyclists, many new provisions, including the highly successful Vélib' cycle-rental scheme.