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World’s Greatest and Largest Museum: The Louvre Acquire Traveler’s Ultimate Prize

The most recognized symbol of Paris is the Tour Eiffel, but the ultimate traveler’s prize is the Louvre. The Louvre is comprised of three wings—the Richelieu, the Sully, and the Denon—arranged like a horseshoe, with the Pyramide nestled outside in the middle. This is the world’s greatest art museum—and the largest, with representative examples from almost every civilization on earth.

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Symbol of Paris, Eiffel Tower and Hotle Invalides

Paris, the city of life, love, and light. Traveling in Paris means romance and enjoyment. From the Eiffel Tower to the Mona Lisa, from the bustling Champs Elysées to the winding streets of Montmartre, you’ll find magic, romance, and history.

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France Travel: Weekend Picnic in Fontainebleau Forest

Fontainebleau is so much a part of the French imagination, it’s so full of history, legend and weirdness. Wadering off the path and heading up one of the house-sized granite formations that rise up from the pine-needle floor of the Fontainebleau forest, I came face-to-face with two French painters.

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Visit Cluny Museum in Paris to Find the Roman Antiquities

Tourists today tend to gravitate to its few remnants — the baths in the Cluny Museum, traces from when Paris was Roman. PARIS, or Lutetia, as it was known in ancient Gaul, was sacked, fortified and rebuilt by the Romans.

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Top Travel Story in Paris 2009

Well before midsummer, the sun sets late over Paris. Even at 9 p.m., you can sit on the banks of the Canal St.-Martin in the 10th Arrondissement, and see in the still water the reflection of the sky, a blue mottled with thin clouds, and the low pale buildings with their amber lights just turned on, and the ruffled, fractal edge of the trees in full green bloom. Night seems as if it will never come.

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