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Once the tallest structure in the world, the Eiffel Tower is probably Europe's best known landmark and Paris's most famous symbol. You couldn't possibly visit Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. Even if you do not want to visit this world famous structure, you will see its top from all over Paris. The tower rises 300 meters tall (984 ft); when it was completed at the end of the 19th century it was twice as high as the Washington Monument , at the time the tallest structure in the world. The Eiffel Tower was built for the World Exhibition in 1889, held in celebration of the French Revolution in 1789. The construction was only meant to last for the duration of the Exposition, but it still stands today, despite all protests from contemporary artists who feared the construction would be the advent of structures without 'individuality' and despite the many people who feared that this huge 'object' would not fit into the architecture of Paris.
Lovers leave locks inscribed with their names on Pont des Arts. The Sacre Coeur Basilica offers sweeping views of Paris. The Montmartre district, a haven for artists, used to be dotted with windmills. This is one of two that remain. Rue Cler is a pedestrian market street dotted with bistros and shops.
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Ladurée ( French pronunciation: [la.dy.ʁe] ) is a maker of luxury cakes and pastries . It is known as the inventor of the double-decker macaron , fifteen thousand of which are sold every day. They are still one of the best known makers of macarons in the world.
Julien Goldstein for The New York Times The Seine divides the river, and the city, into Left and Right Banks. More Photos »
The Marais is one of Paris’ oldest and most dazzling quarters. First developed in the 12th century, the Marais, which means "swamp" and once was one, went from being a royal favorite under Henri IV and Louis XIII, to falling into ruin after the Revolution of 1789. Since its revival in the 1960's, it has shone as a center of Parisian artistic and cultural life. The Marais is one of the only areas that preserves the narrow streets and architectural styles of Medieval and Renaissance-era Paris.