Travel the World: Paris

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Ah, the City of Lights. Even if you've never been there, you've most likely seen it hundreds of times in movies and on TV. You might even feel like you know the city like the back of your hand. But let's get back to reality, here. How many of these Parisian landmarks can you pinpoint?

Eiffel Tower?

Most Parisians weren't big fans of the Eiffel Tower when it was constructed in 1889.

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Centre Pompidou?

The Centre Pompidou, constructed in the 1970s, is a huge arts complex in the Beaubourg area. The Musée National d'Art Modèrne is the the largest modern art museum in Europe.

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Rive Gauche?

The Rive Gauche, or Left Bank, is the section of Paris on the southern side of the river Seine.

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Ile de la Cité

The Ile de la Cité, in the Seine, is the cultural heart of Paris and site of the Nôtre Dame Cathedral. It's connected to the city by the Pont Neuf.

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Arc de Triomphe?

The Arc de Triomphe stands in the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Elysées. The 162-foot monument is dedicated to fallen French soldiers.

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Avenue des Champs-Elysées?

The Champs-Elysées is the main thoroughfare on the Rive Droite, or Right Bank. It starts at the Arc de Triomphe.

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Sacré-Coeur?

The Basilique de Sacré-Coeur, completed in 1919, sits on top of Montmartre, the city's highest point.

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le Marais?

Le Marais, a once down-on-its-heels area, is enjoying a comeback. The city's biggest gay neighborhood is here, as well as the Musée Picasso.

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1st arrondissement?

Arrondissements are Paris' municipal wards. The first, and most central, is home to the Louvre and the Place Vendôme.

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Jardin des Tuileries?

The Jardin des Tuileries is the best example of a formal garden in the city -- it was designed by Louis XIV's gardener.

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