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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Paris

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Historical Places in Paris

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    Eiffel Tower , Paris
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    Also known as the "Iron Woman," Eiffel Tower is an iconic symbol of the City of Lights. You’ve no doubt admired this tower in countless films
    Tours from $39
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    4.7
    Widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris allegedly contains some of Catholi
    Tours from $12
  • Arc de Triomphe , Paris
    4.6
    One of the city’s most famous monuments, Arc de Triomphe honors those who died fighting in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and
    Tickets from $14
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    4.5
    You'll recognize Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre by its picture-perfect white stone. The basilica remains white even with weathering a
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    Palace of Versailles , Versailles
    4.1
    Considered the most illustrious and opulent castle in all of France, Palace of Versailles exemplifies the most beautiful achievements of Fren
    Tours from $14
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    Each of the city’s 20 arrondissements, or districts, has a personality all its own. If you prefer high-end accommodations and to be in the middle of the action, look for lodging in the 1st through the 4th arrondissements. For more affordable lodging and access to major metro lines, try the 12th. The Oberkampf area of the 11th arrondissement has an edgier, more hip vibe. For easy access to tourist sites,  the 16th is within a stone’s throw of the Arc de Triomph and the Eiffel Tower, and the 17th is within walking distance to the Champs-Elysées. Avoid the 18th, 19th, and 20th, because these can be dangerous, especially if you’re not familiar with the city.
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