Paris has been referred to as the most romantic and exquisite city in the world and it is clear to see why. The city is situated in the northern part of France, by the River Seine, and is together with beautiful buildings and striking landscapes. A major portion of the city, including the river, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, which isn't surprising considering the helpful landmarks present here. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe are all iconic structures, instantly recognisable through the world, and together they attract nearly fifty million visitors annually.
The Paris Carnival, known as the Carnaval de Paris within vernacular, is a carnival that can trace its origins back to the very center ages; the event was believed to be first held in 1274. The modern incarnation of the street festival was first saved in 1997, following a gap of nearly fifty long time. The festival has been widely embraced by people from all walks of life since its revival. Featuring non-stop music, wild and colourful costumes and all-day programs, the carnival is considered among the biggest events in area attracting a variety of jugglers, musicians, actors, street performers and artists.
Undoubtedly the highlight for the festival is the dimanche Gras (meaning Fat Sunday), which is a parade that meanders across the city city. The parade is led by a cow, which has given rise to the carnival's other name, Promenade du Boeuf-Gras or the Fat Cow Parade! The parade usually starts at Place Gambetta and terminates at the hotel de Ville (Town Hall). There is no admission fee charged to market related forums the street festival, and everyone is invited to be involved in on the fun. In 2012, the Carnaval de Paris will be held on the 19th of February.
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