EARLY HISTORY OF PARIS:
Paris was known as Lutetia (Lutece) in ancient times, Paris was conquered by Julius Caesar in 52 BC, and existed as a regional center under the Romans and in the early Middle Ages.
In 987, HUGH CAPET, Count of Paris, became king of France, and under his successors, the CAPETIANS, the city's position as the nation's capital became established.
Often characterized as spirited and rebellious, the people of Paris first declared themselves an independent commune under the leadership of Etienne Marcel in 1355-58. Then the storming of the Bastille in 1789 was the first of a series of key actions by the Parisian people during the French Revolution.
We were there in August of 1999.
Getting to Paris, France:
The most direct way is by air. The Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: Aéroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in the Paris area, is one of the world's principal aviation centers, as well as France's main airport. It is named after Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), leader of the Free French Forces and founder of the French Fifth Republic. It is located within portions of several communes, 25 km (16 mi) to the north-east of Paris. The airport serves as the principal hub for Air France.
There are numerous flights & hotels to Paris.
There are several Guided Tour Agencies offering standard city, and historical tours of Paris and the surrounding area.
After arranging your flight we would suggest getting your hotel and then letting them arrange tours of the area for you. If you call the hotels Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.
We do this all the time. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem doing it this way!
We have links to Priceline.com on our page so that you can arrange your flight and hotel in Paris.
|Sacre' Coeur, Erected in 1876|
From Montmarte Hill
It Gives A Great View Of Paris
|The Moulin Rouge (Red Windmill)|
Founded In 1889
The Mecca For Artists
|The Place Du Tertre|
Hundreds Of Artists
Next To Sacre' Coeur
|Soldiers Marched in Victory|
Through The Arc De Triomphe
|Dome Des Invalides|
Contains Napoleon's Tomb
Died 5 May 1821, Buried 15 Sept 1821
Most of Paris Turned Out
|Our Parisian Guide,|
She Had Quite a Job!!
|Obelisque de Luxor, Gift From Egypt 1829|
Depicts Deeds Of Rameses II
|Notre Dame, Demons To Scare Off Evil||Notre Dame From Right Side|
On The Street Montebello
Construction Started In 1163 AD
|Notre Dame Left Side|
|Audrey & Eiffel Tower||We Really Are In Paris!|
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