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City of Paris Part 2- Père Lachaise Cemetery, La Défense and the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris

Paris Part 2 Père Lachaise Cemetery La Défense Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris Métro Notre Dame

The French capital is known for its urban spaces, but it also has 450 parks and gardens spread over an area of more than 500 hectares that contribute to the city’s biodiversity. With around 100 gardens and 15 parks, Paris offers a vast choice of green spaces! credit

Most international visitors associate Paris, like other popular destinations, with its top sights: the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, the Sacré Cœur Basilica. But the reason Paris is the world’s leading tourist destination also has to do with the staggering number of monuments it boasts: 2,185, which means near-infinite options for sightseeing and walks through the city and its history. Credit

Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris

With about 15 000 works, The City of Paris Museum of modern art museum collections represent the wealth of the artistic creation in XXth and XXIth centuries and testifies of the dynamism of the contemporary artistic scene. Credit

Père Lachaise Cemetery (French: Cimetière du Père-Lachaise [simtjɛʁ dy pɛʁ laʃɛːz]; formerly cimetière de l'Est, "Cemetery of the East") is the largest cemetery in Paris, France (44 hectares or 110 acres).[1] With more than 3.5 million visitors annually, it is the most visited necropolis in the world.

The cemetery covers 110 acres and is the largest in Paris, France.

Père Lachaise Cemetery receives more than 3.5 million visitors annually which makes it the most visited necropolis in the world.

Among the famous people buried there are Peter Abelard and Héloïse, Molière, Eugène Delacroix, Jacques-Louis David, Georges Bizet, Frédéric Chopin, Honoré de Balzac, Marcel Proust, Georges Seurat, Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernhardt, Isadora Duncan, Gertrude Stein, Colette, Edith Piaf, Marcel Marceau, Richard Wright, Yves Montand, and Jim Morrison.

Estimates concerning the number of people buried there vary widely, from some 300,000 to about 1,000,000. Credit

The Métro network

The Paris Métro (French: Métro de Paris; [metʁo də paʁi]), short for Métropolitain, is a rapid transit system in the Paris metropolitan area, France.

It is the second busiest metro system in Europe, after the Moscow Metro, as well as the tenth busiest in the world.[5] Wikipedia

It is reputed as one of the best transport systems in terms of service density, frequency and safety. It has a daily ridership of approximately 7 million people.

Operated by Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP), the metro is 214km-long and has 303 stations. Credit

Each year, the RATP auditions hundreds of amateur and professional musicians, granting 350 of them a coveted license to play for six months.

Few people realise it, but many French and international artists have been discovered in the passageways of the Paris metro, including Keziah Jones, Manu Dibango, Touré Kounda, William Baldé, Dany Brillant, Lââm and Ben Harper. Not to be upstaged, certain talented artists from the younger generation also got their start in the Parisian underground, including Zaz, Pep's and Irma. Credit

The district of La Défense, the largest economic center in Europe, covers three communes: Courbevoie, Puteaux and Nanterre. This business district, mainly surrounded by towers, headquarters and offices, is home to the tallest and most emblematic towers in France. La Défense is since 25 September 2019 classified International Tourist Zone. Credit

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