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    Tour Eiffel

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  • Chateaux Vaux le Vicomte

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    Chateaux Vaux le Vicomte

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Paris Region has an unrivalled heritage in terms of culture, architecture and leisure activities, which grows richer year with new events and openings. In 2014 for example there is with the Parc Zoologique de Paris, the Picasso Museum and the Louis Vuitton Foundation.

Many sites across the capital contribute to the destination's global reputation, including 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites. To the south, there is Château de Fontainebleau and its 130hectare park and gardens. It is the only royal and imperial palace to have been lived in over seven centuries. A few kilometres away, the Château de Vaux le Vicomte – the largest private palace in France – is a treasure that inspired the creation of another to the west of Paris: the estate of Versailles, beloved by Louis XIV.

Paris Region may have made a name for itself as the capital of fashion, luxury and shopping, but the destination is equally famous for its superb way of life. In terms of hotels, there are always new places to stay and as for cuisine, the city is full of excellent restaurants to add to your visit.
However, Paris Region is perhaps most famous for its range of festivals and cultural, sports and historical events on offer throughout the year. In 2014, the Paris Region is organising events around the bicentenary of Napoleon 1st Campaign of France, the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris and the centenary of the Great War
Among the commemorations, exhibitions and sites marking the two world wars, two events stand out as a tribute to those Australians at the forefront who helped make the Paris Region a destination, which today welcomes the entire world.

The Musée de la Grande Guerre, in Meaux, is an excellent starting point to visit the battlefields in the north and east of France and to better understand the conflict. And, exclusive to La Villette, the film D-DAY, Normandy 1994, helps you discover the key moments and little-known aspects of this huge military operation.

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