Paris The Capital of France

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When you hear the name “Paris” we generally think about the illustrious landmarks and acclaimed artwork. The landmarks being the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre however; the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre are only the beginning of the omnifarious landmarks Paris has to offer. Paris’ culture and notorious landmarks combined with tourist attractions, give Paris just the right touch of class and luster. The Eiffel Tower standing 1,063 ft. tall has certainly earned its name as “The Iron Lady”. (http://www.livescience.com/29391-eiffel-tower.html) Built by Gustave Eiffel, the tower was meant to be taken down 20 years after it was built. Eiffel didn’t like the idea of his hard work being for nothing therefore; he made the tower a meteorology station. In 1910, Paris renewed Eiffel's concession because of the tower's usefulness as a wireless telegraph transmitter, to communicate wirelessly with ships in the Atlantic Ocean and intercept enemy messages during World War I. Today the tower is used to transmit radio and television signals throughout the “City of Love” The notorious Louvre has several apparent attributes but; I have found several things that will make you strive to dig deeper into this amazing museum. The Louvre began as a fortress. King Phillip, in the late 12th century, began the marvelous structure as a defense post with a moat! Today the 12th century architecture can still be seen in the lower hall. Charles V planned to renovate the building later in the 14th century.

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