Charles Aznavour. During the long career this performer of French chanson became the author and the singer of more than thousand of songs the considerable part of which is included into gold fund of the French and world stage. It is possible to consider as recognition of talent of Aznavour that his songs are part of repertoire of stars of world size, Liza Minnelli, Bing Crosby, Ray Charles, Fred Astaire, and Shirley Bassey – legendary performers singing songs of the Frenchman.
The capital of the French republic has a large variety of every possible sights thanks to which Paris is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities of our planet. And such names as, for example, Arc de Triomphe, Place Charles de Gaulle, the Louvre, Tour Eiffel, Notre Dame de Paris, are nearly synonyms of Paris. Millions of tourists from every corner of the globe come here to see all these creations of architecture annually.
At all times Paris was the place which attracted and still attracts millions of visitors from every corner of the globe. Thanks to the architecture, history, and its unique picturesque spirit Paris is some kind of “Mecca” for numerous tourists. And what is indeed important is that the City on the Seine does not lose the feature, uniqueness and appeal any time of the year. Thanks to that its streets are filled by eager travelers.
Among numerous well-known statements about Paris, scattered worldwide, it is possible to allocate ingenious Chopin words that in short but absolutely precisely characterize this remarkable city: «Paris is everything you want!»
The capital of France is always ready to please any traveler with the magnificent curve small streets, monumental constructions, grandiose parkways, magnificent restaurants, extravagant little shops, cozy cafes, well-known theatres and concert halls, and at the same time to surprise with the beggars and the homeless, the fallen actors and musicians. All this diversity also makes what we call in a word… Paris! As they say, «to see Paris and to die…»
It is natural that such sights as Arc de Triomphe, Grands Boulevards, la Place de la Bastille (the Bastille Square) and La Place Pigalle, Tour Eiffel, the Louvre and Jardin du Luxembourg, are some kind of official symbols of Paris. However it is impossible to learn a city completely, let’s say, experience its real spirit if you don’t visit some places which are not described in tourist guidebooks and are generally known by local residents and some of the tough tourist-savages.