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Olympic torch relay in Paris concludes

Olympic torch relay in Paris concludes

The Olympic torch relay concluded in Paris Monday afternoon, after repeated disruptions by Tibetan separatists and their supporters which aroused indignation from spectators and sports officials. [Full story]
[Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Reports of extinguished flame not true]
[Torchbearer exhibits courage in Paris]
Quick facts
Standard time zone: Time: GMT +2
Official language: French
Currency: Euro
Previous leg  London
April 6, 2008
San Francisco  Next leg
April 10, 2008
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Tourism of Paris in brief

Istanbul City tours The capital is bursting with activity. Openings of new venues follow the re-openings of old ones: the nave of the Grand Palais ... [Full story]

City highlights

A city of old stones and dreams This period leaves the memory of its splendour in the Arena, and above all the Cluny Thermes, or Gallo-Roman public baths. The Lutèce Arena was home to Roman circus games ... [Full story]

A cosmopolitan city Paris is home to a varied population. A high proportion of students, young workers and elderly people, many tourists and a large number of foreign residents: a genuine cultural wealth. [Full story]


History of Paris

History of ParisFrom Lutetia to the Napoleon Bonaparte Empire, from the declaration of the Republic to the Paris Commune: Paris was right at the heart of events that marked French history. [Full story]

Tourist attractions

  • Notre-Dame
  • Madeleine
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
August 8-24, 2008

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