Paris (2)

View of Paris and the towers in La Defense from the terrasse in Saint Germain en Laye

The parisian geography is that of a plains region, marked by the Seine and Marne valleys and local heights that, without representing mountain ranges, are a good set of belvederes over the area.

Shaded digital terrain model in and around central Paris. Similar maps can be obtained at http://www.geoportail.f

Some reference points and a graphic scale to grasp the dimensions:

1-        Historical core around the islands of La Cité and Saint Louis

2-        Champs de Mars and Eiffel Tower

3-        Champs Elysees

4-        Montmartre

5-        Buttes Chaumont Park

6-        Versailles Gardens

7-        Saint Germain-en-Laye

8-        Paris- Charles de Gaulle Airport

9-        Paris- Orly Airport

10-     Disneyland Paris

Next post will show a personal vision on each of these spaces.

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