Welcome to our
fifth edition of 360TG Views, News &
Throughout 2007, our newsletters will
aim to inform, intrigue and inspire you to see the world around
you. Thanks to our
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images we take you to all the best places in the world and
give you the very latest views & reviews from both you, our
readers, and our photographers on location.
In this month's issue, we throw the
spotlight onto one of Europe's top city destinations
... Ever more eclectic and
cosmopolitan, this capital city never fails to seduce. Here you
can browse in the Latin Quarter, climb the steps to romantic
Montmartre, gaze at impressionist brushstrokes in the Musée
d’Orsay, humour besuited waiters in the Café de la Paix, or dine
on cous-cous and Creole fare. No prizes for guessing this is, of
... so this month, we give you our essential guide to Paris
Beyond the Da Vinci Code?
undeniable popularity of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code,
the French capital remains reliably French. Familiar sights
like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacré-Coeur or the Arc de
Triomphe act like points on a compass around this city of
grand boulevards penned out by Baron Haussmann in the 19th
century. For Da Vinci Code diehards on the trail of
Robert Langdon, a visit to the Louvre with a glimpse of the
Mona Lisa should be at the top of your list.
offers an intriguing mix of old and new; modern idioms like
the Pompidou Centre or the Louvre’s glass pyramid sidestep
controversy, while café philosophers seem more embroiled in
the politics of the day than digesting Sartre ... and with
the election of the new French President, Nicolas Sarkozy,
there is much to discuss! Of course, there is more to Paris
than politics - romantics and fashionistas should take a
wander around La Rive Gauche (the Left Bank) and the narrow
lanes of the Latin Quarter.
It has always been
easy to get to Paris, whether by plane, train or automobile.
However, those coming by train could soon be arriving in
Paris a little more quickly. The French 'Bullet Train', the
TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse), recently set a
staggering world speed record of 357 mph (575 kph) on the
line from Strasbourg to Paris. At that speed, the TGV eats
up 100 metres every ½ second!
Paris has long
been a forward thinking city, installing the first urban
windmill in 1889 in the Pigalle district, near Montmartre.
OK, so maybe this wasn't exactly aimed at curbing global
warming, but the red windmill, aka Le Moulin Rouge, has been
generating its own kind of heat ever since. Famous the world
over for its flamboyant cabaret and glamorous besequined
Doriss girls, the Moulin Rouge should be on any open minded
visitor's itinerary. Budget travellers can always enjoy the
film Moulin Rouge starring Nicole Kidman.
User recommends - "This has always been my
favorite part of Paris ..." Jenn, 360Traveller More
Where in the
World - "Jerez, Spain - such
a beautiful old town to photograph - only wish I had time to
sample more sherry!". Colin,
360TravelGuide.com photographer More ...
*** Look out for next month's edition when we
throw the spotlight on another top holiday destination ***
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