Through Eastern Spain and France

Romantic
Romantic
31 - 40
days

A trip that has it all, travel north along the Spanish coast through France and Switzerland to enjoy stunning beaches, diverse cultures, and an abundance of romance.

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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Madrid, Spain

  • 2

    Toledo, Spain

  • 3

    Seville, Spain

  • 4

    Malaga, Spain

  • 5

    Granada, Spain

  • 6

    Murcia, Spain

  • 7

    Valencia, Spain

  • 8

    Barcelona, Spain

  • 9

    Nimes, France

  • 10

    Nice, France

  • 11

    Grenoble, France

  • 12

    Geneva, Switzerland

  • 13

    Basel, Switzerland

  • 14

    Strasbourg, France

  • 15

    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

  • 16

    Paris, France

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Things to do in and around Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Edificio Villanueva
  • Madrid near Plaza Mayor
  • Museo Reina Sofia
  • National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid
  • Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • segovia autumn sunset
  • Palacio de cristal
  • Estacion de Atocha (Atocha railway station)
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Madrid 454 Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Avila, Spain-30
  • salamanca bird view
  • SPAIN2013
  • Convent of Las Descalzas Reales
  • Madrid - Museo El Prado
  • A fight!
   
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Madrid

Spain, Community of Madrid region

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Madrid is where ancient and old meet modern and cosmopolitan, where sightseeing, dancing, and shopping go hand in hand.

Madrid is the capital of Spain and its largest city. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural center of Spain. While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theater with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building containing some of Spain's historical archives; a large number of National museums, and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado.
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Things to do in and around Toledo

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  • Toledo
  • Toledo Cathedral 10
  • Olive grove
  • San Juan de los Reyes Monastery
  • Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • segovia autumn sunset
  • Synagogue of El Transito, ca. 1356, Toledo (4)
  • Toledo, Museo Santa Cruz
  • Avila, Spain-30
   
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Toledo

Spain, Castile-La Mancha region

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Situated amid lovely scenery, this charming city offers diverse architecture, cultural monuments, local cuisine, and rich history.

Toledo is a municipality located in central Spain. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage and historical co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. Toledo is known as the "Imperial City" for having been the main venue of the court of Charles I, and as the "City of the Three Cultures", having been influenced by a historical co-existence of Christians, Muslims and Jews. Toledo has a history in the production of bladed weapons, which are now popular souvenirs of the city.
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Things to do in and around Seville

  • Cathedral of Seville & Views
  • There's a single tram line Seville, Spain
  • Santa Cruz, Seville
  • Spain - Seville - Real Alcazar - King Don Pedro's Palace
  • Seville Cathedral
  • CÓRDOBA
  • White villages
  • Alcazar
  • Plaza de España (Sevilla)
  • Museo de Bellas Artes Interior 2
  • House of Pilate: Classical fountain courtyard
  • Cádiz
  • Atardecer en la Barrosa
  • Patio de los naranjos de la Catedral de Sevilla.
  • Ronda
  • 2011 Jérez de la Frontera
   
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Seville

Spain, Andalusia region

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The capital of Andalucia, Seville is steeped in its history yet fully embraces the modern-day, providing a full experience.

Seville is a Spanish city, it is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir. Its Old Town, the third largest in Europe, contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcazar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. The St. Mary of the See Cathedral was built from 1401–1519 after the Reconquista on the former site of the city's mosque. It is among the largest of all medieval and Gothic cathedrals, in terms of both area and volume. The Alcazar facing the cathedral was developed from a previous Moorish Palace. Construction was started in 1181 and continued for over 500 years.
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Things to do in and around Malaga

  • Taking a view over Malaga Harbor from Castillo de Gibralfaro
  • my family in Spain
  • Playa - Beach, Malaga
  • Alcazaba, Málaga
  • Málaga Cathedral / Catedral de Málaga
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  • Ronda
  • Malaga Harbour
  • Santa Maria de la Victoria, Malaga
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  • Marbella
  • CÓRDOBA
  • Nerja
   
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Malaga

Spain, Andalusia region

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An ancient city located on the gorgeous southern coast, this city is full of historic landmarks and offers marvelous beaches.

Malaga is a city and a municipality in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. The southernmost large city in Europe, it lies on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean. Malaga enjoys a subtropical–Mediterranean climate. It has one of the warmest winters in Europe. Malaga's history spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. The archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras make the historic center of the city an "open museum", displaying its rich history of more than 3,000 years.
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Things to do in and around Granada

  • La Alhambra - Granada
  • Generalife
  • The Alhambra from Mirador de St. Nicolas (1)
  • Palace of Charles V
  • Where the most Catholic monarchs rest
  • Sobresaliente Catedral
  • Nerja
  • Granada Cathedral
  • Albaicín
  • Monastery of San Jerónimo de Granada
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Granada

Spain, Andalusia region

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Granada is simply spectacular, with its Moorish history and culture beautifully preserved to this very day.

Granada is a city and the capital of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It sits at an elevation of 738 meters above sea level, yet is only one hour by car from the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Tropical. The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada. It is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that make Granada a popular destination among the touristic cities of Spain. The Almohad influence on architecture is also preserved in the Granada neighborhood called the Albaicín with its fine examples of Moorish and Morisco construction.
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Things to do in and around Murcia

  • El río tranquilo
  • El río tranquilo
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  • Plaza
   
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Murcia

Spain, Huerta de Murcia region

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Spain's seventh largest city is a quiet provincial area, boasting diverse architecture, great eateries, and a relaxed ambiance.

Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country. It is located on the Segura River, in the Southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, noted by a climate with hot summers, mild winters, and relatively low precipitation. Murcia was founded by the emir of Cordoba Abd ar-Rahman II in 825 with the name Mursiyah. Highlights for visitors include the Cathedral of Murcia and a number of baroque buildings, renowned local cuisine, Holy Week procession works of art by the famous Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo, and the Fiestas de Primavera (Spring Festival).
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Things to do in and around Valencia

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  • Valencia Blue
  • Valencia Beach
  • Museum of Fine Arts / Музеят на изящните изкуства
  • Teruel
  • Peñíscola
  • The National Ceramics Museum Gonzalez Marti / Националният музей на кремиката
  • Llotja de la Seda / Silk Exchange / Пазара за коприна
  • Oceanogràfic
  • Alicante 2006 017
  • Cuenca
   
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Valencia

Spain, Valencian Community region

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While Valencia retains a pride and tight connection to its past, it also is extremely modernized in its demeanor and culture.

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain. Its historic center is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 acres; this heritage of ancient monuments, views and cultural attractions makes Valencia one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Major monuments include Valencia Cathedral, the Torres de Serranos, the Torres de Quart, the Llotja de la Seda, and the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciencies, an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex designed by Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela.
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Things to do in and around Barcelona

  • Barcelona
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Barri Gòtic
  • Park Guell
  • Terraces in Raval
  • Sitges, Spain
  • Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
  • Getxo at night
  • Street
  • La Rambla
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  • La Sierra de Montserrat
  • Monasterio de Vallbona de les Monges
  • Interior - Palau de la Musica de Catalana
  • 3 - Passeig de Gracia 2 Houses
  • 2011 Barcelona
  • Barcelona Beach
  • Com per aixecar la pedra...
  • Illes Medes
  • Museu
  • picasso museum
  • 007660 - Barcelona
  • Casa Milá (La Pedrera)
  • Girona
  • Abbaye Sant Benet de Bages
   
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Barcelona

Spain, Catalonia region

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A vibrant metropolis set on the Mediterranean Sea, famed for its brilliant architecture, rich culture, and captivating history.

Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, and the second largest city in the country. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural center and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.
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Things to do in and around Nimes

  • Clock Tower Nimes France
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  • Jardins de la Fontaine
  • Nimes
  • Avignon
  • Arles
  • Nimes museum of modern art
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  • Aqueduct - Montpellier - France
  • Cirque de Navacelles
  • 2005-09-17 10-01 Provence 109 Aix-en-Provence
  • Marseille 2
   
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Nimes

France, Languedoc-Roussillon region

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This Roman town is known for its splendid architecture and numerous artifacts, which reveal a rich history.

Nîmes is the capital of the Gard department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France. Nîmes has a rich history, dating back to the Roman Empire, and is a popular tourist destination. Several famous monuments are in Nimes, such as the Nîmes Arena and the Maison Carree. Because of this, Nîmes is often referred to as the French Rome.
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Things to do in and around Nice

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  • le plateau du vercors
  • The Promenade
  • Yves Klein
  • Villa des Arènes
  • Cannes
  • Rando Stand Up Paddle aux iles de Lérins
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  • 111 Paris - Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Musee Guimet
  • Make My Living
  • Nice
  • Antibes
  • Gorges du Cians 2
  • View of Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Gorges du Daluis
   
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Nice

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

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Known for its famous "Promenade des Anglais", this port city boasts a rich cultural life and a profusion of modern artworks.

Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse. Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille. The city is called Nice la Belle, which means Nice the Beautiful, For decades now, the picturesque Nicean surroundings have attracted not only those in search of relaxation, but also those seeking inspiration.
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Things to do in and around Grenoble

  • Grenoble
  • Bastille on the hill
  • Grenoble (Isère), ancienne église St-Laurent  (3)
  • Museo de Grenoble
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  • Annecy
  • Gorge de la Bourne
  • Chambery, allée rue croix d'or
  • Town centre
  • below Les Grands Goulets
  • Lyon 1
   
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Grenoble

France, Rhone-Alpes region

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With a reputation as avant-garde, this town is set among lovely landscapes, and boasts excellent cuisine and architecture.

Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isere. Located in the Rhone-Alpes region. The proximity of the mountains, as well as its size, has led to the city being known in France as the "Capital of the Alps". The Bastille, an ancient series of fortifications on the mountainside overlooking Grenoble on the northern side is visible from many points in the city. The Bastille is one of Grenoble's most visited tourist attractions and provides a good vantage point over the town below and the surrounding mountains.
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Things to do in and around Geneva

  • Switzerland-02552 - Geneva on the opposite shore
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  • 07-24-2003 Geneva 0040
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  • Château de Chillon
  • Mont Pélerin - Palézieu (17.06.13) 56
  • Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cologny, Geneva, Switzerland
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  • 12-05-2003 Geneva, Natural History 0001
  • Genève.
  • Lausanne
  • Bern
  • 05-07-04 Geneva, Art Museum 0011
  • Clock Museum
  • The distant Swiss Alps from Scex Rouge
  • Montreux, Lake Geneva, the Alps and the ... grapevine
   
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Geneva

Switzerland, Geneva region

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Ideally located on Lake Leman, Geneva has become a thriving metropolis full of cultural events, museums, music venues, and festivals.

Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland. Situated where the Rhone exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. The opera house has the largest stage in Switzerland. It features opera and dance performances, recitals, concerts and, occasionally, theatre. The Victoria Hall is used for classical music concerts. Every summer, the Geneva Festival is organised. Hundreds of thousands of people come to Geneva to see the annual one-hour long grand firework display. Museums and art galleries are everywhere in the city. The Palace of Nations, home of the United Nations headquarters, can also be visited.
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Things to do in and around Basel

  • Basel view from Munster
  • Basel
  • Kunstmuseum
  • s'isch scheen und mer hockt am Rhy :)
  • Schaulager
  • Zürich | Zurich General view
  • Lucerne, Switzerland
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  • La Fondation Beyeler (canton de Bâle, Suisse)
  • Bern
  • weissenstein (50)
   
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Basel

Switzerland, Basel-Stadt region

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One of Switzerland's largest cities, Basel is the country's cultural center with museums, art galleries, and a rich history.

Basel is among the most important cultural centres of Switzerland. The city has large number of theatres and many museums. Theater Basel presents a busy schedule of plays, opera and ballet. Basel is also host to an array of buildings by internationally renowned architects. Basel features a great number of heritage sites of national significance, including the Old Town of Basel as well as churches, monasteries, secular buildings and archaeological sites. There are a number of culinary specialties originating in Basel, including Basler Läckerli cookies and Mässmogge candies. Zoo Basel is the most visited tourist attraction in Basel and the 2nd most visited tourist attraction in Switzerland.
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Things to do in and around Strasbourg

  • Strasbourg - Grande Ile
  • Rainy day
  • La Petite France  (Strasbourg)
  • MAMAC 6
  • The towering Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Other view of the plains 2
  • Riquewihr Vines
  • Petite France
  • Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre Dame
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  • Obernai notre commune
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  • Historical Museum / Историческия музей
  • Musée Alsacien
  • Road
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Strasbourg

France, Alsace region

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Strasbourg harmoniously combines its governmental importance with the wonder generated by great museums and superb architecture.

Strasbourg is the capital city of the Alsace region in eastern France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Strasbourg's historic city center, the Grande ֳŽle, was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honor was placed on an entire city center. The city is chiefly known for its sandstone Gothic Cathedral with its famous astronomical clock, and for its medieval cityscape of Rhineland black and white timber-framed buildings, particularly in the Petite France district or Gerberviertel ("tanners' district") alongside the Ill and in the streets and squares surrounding the cathedral, where the renowned Maison Kammerzell stands out.
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Things to do in and around Luxembourg City

  • Gronn
  • Abbey Neumunster
  • Siena
  • philharmonie at night
  • Villa Vauban - 3
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  • Luxembourg
  • Villa Vauban - 5
  • natural history museum
  • National Museum of History and Art
  • Alzette River
  • Echternach
   
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Luxembourg City

Luxembourg, Luxembourg region

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The capital city is home to some of the best historical and cultural attractions, as well as great restaurants and nightlife.

Luxembourg City is the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The city of Luxembourg itself is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, on account of the historical importance of its fortifications and despite the city's comparatively small size, it has several notable museums: National Museum of History and Art, Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of Natural History. Luxembourg City is also famed for its wide selection of restaurants and cuisines, including four Michelin starred establishments. Landmarks include the Gothic Revival Cathedral of Notre Dame, the fortifications, the AM Tunnel art gallery and the Grand Ducal Palace.
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Things to do in and around Paris

  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
  • Champs-Élysées from Above
  • Place des Vosges, Paris
  • Le Louvre, Paris
  • Sacre-Coeur
  • Versailles 10/10/2013
  • Château de Vaux le Vicomte
  • Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
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  • Place des Vosges
  • Latin Quarter
  • Fontainebleau, Paris
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  • 295 Paris - place Vendome
  • Fontaines
  • Lac Daumesnil
  • Rodin Museum building
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  • Château de Chantilly - 24-12-2007 - 15h44
  • Notre Dame
  • Musee d'Orsay wide view
  • Île St. Louis
  • Avenue de l'Opéra
  • day trip to chartres
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Paris

France, Ile-De-France region

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The City of Lights boasts fascinating architecture, rich culture, and amazing cuisine, making it one of the best destinations in the world.

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Centuries of cultural and political development have brought Paris a variety of museums, theaters, monuments and architectural styles. Among Paris' important museums and cultural institutions are the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre, and the Musee National d'Art Modern, the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The central area of the city along the Seine River is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and includes many monuments, including Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century to 13th century); the Sainte-Chapelle (13th century); the Eiffel Tower (1889); and more. Paris is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants.
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