by © Monica Di Santi ♦
When you travel to attend a language course in situ, you have the opportunity to visit jaw-dropping places in the country of your destination or during a quick weekend getaway to a nearby country.
Paris, the city of love and romance, gives you the opportunity to stroll hand in hand along wide avenues, clean skies and refreshing river breeze while you take in the atmosphere of the place.
According to research, certain areas of Paris, such as the Top of Eiffel tower, the Medici Fountain and the Louvre Pyramid are popular proposal places you don't want to miss while you experience the French flair.Take a virtual tour of Paris
The Eiffel tower, the symbol of Paris was built in 1889 for the World fair. Its structure consists of 15,000 pieces of metal welded together. It has three floors. At night, the golden lit tower stands as the Queen of the night.
To cherish in the fields around the Eiffel tower is an incredible experience during the day. You can climb the tower and enjoy the spectacular view from the transparent floor at the top. Make a toast with champagne to celebrate the ocassion and visit the gallery to learn about the history of the tower.
This Gothic catholic cathedral was built in 1163 in place of a temple from the Roman period, and finished in 1345. On the central portal, one of the most conspicuos work of art is the Last judgemnet. The right door is called the portal of St. Anne and the left one is called portal of the Virgen. On the right side of the church is the entrance of St. Stephen where a magnificent rose-shaped window decorate the hall. From here the spire can be seen soaring in the center of the church.
The inside of the temple is huge and can house 9,000 people. You can see magnificent stained glass windows form the 13 century. The church holds sacred silverware and relics such as a piece of the True Cross, The Crown of Thorns and the Holy Nail.
Image what it would be like to wed in Notre Dame, in Paris. Wow! Georgous!
A charming arch ordered by Napoleon as a memorial to the Grand Army was built in 1806 and it stands in the middle of the square. On the sides of the arch are bas reliefs and the one facing Champs Elysées, portrays the departure of volunteers in 1792, known as Marseillaise. Under the arch lies The Tomb of the unknown soldier which was placed in 1920 and its eternal flame is tended every day.
A long avenue running between Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe in Place Charles de Gaulle. It's well-known for its shops, cafes, restaurants and great outdoors lunchrooms. It's also the place where the Bastille Day military parade takes place. Champs Elysée is a heavenly field where the dead rest in Greek mythology. A great place to relish a romantic saunter
This area is on left bank of the river Seine, around the Soborne University. This old scholarly sector of Paris was built in 13th century and is famous for its student life, dynamic pace and bars, is home to several educational establishments. The district took its name from the language that was spoken there in the Middle ages. Would you dare to propose in Latin to your love?
A church on top of Montmarte hill was built in 1876 using a combination of Romanesque and Byzantine architecture. On the back, a tower contains a a 19-ton bell called the Savoyarde. A stunning staircase takes you up to the front of the entrance where a porch stands with three arches.
Kneel down in front of Sacré-coeur and propose to your girl-friend or boy-friend. Ladies take the iniciative and speak out. Everything is possible in Paris
Paris offers you lots of opportunities to enjoy a lively atmosphere, its culture, romanticism and cuisine. Get ready to travel right now.
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Mónica Di Santi is a travel study consultant at E1-network.com.
with more than 15 years working as teacher, translator and web writer. She holds a master degree in Linguistics an is the author of Fun with Languages.
Her articles and stories have been published in USA , Canada and India.