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Paris, the city of love and a thousand other clichés, still holds a certain mystic. But no matter how many written words this great city has commanded - however familiar this town may appear - Paris will always remain an enigma, a magnet for millions of visitors from around the world.

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France
Full Name French Republic
Capital City Paris
Area

547,030 sq km
211,208 sq miles

Population 60,400,000
Time Zone GMT/UTC +1(Central European Time)
Daylight Saving Start last Sunday in March
Daylight Saving End last Sunday in October
Languages French (official)
Religion 86% Roman Catholic, 8% Muslim, 2% Protestant 1% Jewish, 3% unaffiliated
Currency Euro (Euro)
Electricity 230V 50HzHz
Country Dialing Code 33

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MilanFashion Capital of The World

Milan is a city in the north of Italy. The city rests in the Lombardy plains and it is home to a population of 1,308,500 inhabitants. It is thought that the city was first settled by the Celts around 600BC. Milan was then captured by the Romans around 222BC and by the 4th century the city was the capital of the Western Roman Empire. In the 11th century, the city was granted semi-independence by the Romans, but in ensuing years Milan faced invasions by France and Austria.

The city regained independence in 1859, but it became a stronghold of the German army during World War II.During this time, Milan suffered extreme bombing and large portions of the city were destroyed. Since the war ended in Italy on April 25th 1945, the city has been rebuilt as a stylish and welcoming metropolis.Despite Allied bombing, the city does boast some stunning architectural treasures. The Duomo Cathedral was built in a late-Gothic style and boasts 1,000 statues and beautiful views from its spire.

Equally impressive is the Santa Maria delle Grazie Church, which is also home to Leonardo da Vinci's 'Last Supper'. The lovely area around Porta Ticinese is also worth a wander as this old fashion quarter was almost entirely untouched by the bombings. The city is renowned for its stylish residents and Milan boasts an abundance of shops where visitors can follow the latest trends. For those looking for exclusive (and expensive) items, the area around Via della Spiga is an essential visit. While the district around Buenos Aires Avenue offers equally beautiful, but slightly more affordable goodies.

For shoppers looking for more unusual items, the Porta Genova area is home to numerous interesting independent stores. The city is dotted with plenty of charming cafes and cosy restaurants where visitors can relax and enjoy the unique atmosphere and style of Milan.

.Dara Ward operates over 150 travel sites worldwide. These include Hotels in Milan and Hotels in Cork.

By: Dara Ward



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