Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Pretty Paris - 2
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca
“A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Carlo Goldoni
Paris's founders were probably the Gauls, who built a small settlement on the left bank of the Seine. The Romans reached here at an early stage, led by Julius Caesar. Paris became a true capital in the year 987 when Ugo Capeto founded a new dynasty. Paris began to develop not only as an urban centre, but also from the cultural point of view. Paris has retained its place in the history of mankind and its culture.