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Paris

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Le Jardin de Luxembourg
118 acre park, previously a palace garden, contains ponies, a merry-go-round, and a giant playground
Le Tour d'Argent
fancy restaurant overseeing Notre Dame, famous for duck (numbered), $16 million worth of wine in cellar
Le metro
subways, performers audition to play in metro, clean, quick, and crowded
Pere Lachaise
large graveyard, "home" of many famous Parisians, popular is the grave of Jim Morrison
La Seine
8-mile long river flowing through Paris, divides Paris in half, toured by river cruises
Musee D'Orsay
used to be train station, 70,000 works of art
Notre Dame
gothic cathedral, supports called flying buttresses, saved/almost destroyed
Tour Eiffel
seen from everywhere when built French hate, used to be tallest building in world
Arc de Triomphe
built by Napolean, home to tomb of unknown soldier, avenues cascade
Centre Pompidou
modern, inside-out building, surrounded by performers
Musee du Louvre
previously palace, art museum
Hotel des Invalides
Napolean's tomb, military museum
Quartier Latin
on left bank, narrow streets, inexpensive food
Banlieue
suburbs outside city
Ile de la Cite
larger central island, holds Notre Dame
Ile St. Louis
smaller central island, holds artists' quarters