Paris enjoys a particularly favourable position in Europe – several European capitals are only a few hundreds of miles away – and within France, on a bend of the river Seine, and right in the heart of the Parisian Basin. Two islands make up the historical heart of the city, Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis, which spreads on both sides of the Seine, with the right bank to the north and the left bank to the south. A ring road divides central Paris from the suburbs.
Economic and commercial capital of France, the city occupies a privileged position in Ile-de-France, first European economic region at the crossroads of major roads and rail links. Business districts such as La Défense host the largest national and multinational companies. The main sectors of economic activity remain the tertiary sector, industry, trade and tourism of course.
Paris is the most visited city in the world and attracts nearly 30 million tourists per year, including 17 million foreign tourists, and nearly 45 million if one includes the Ile-de-France region and Disneyland.
The charm of the city is based on this unique blend of culture and frivolity. Paris has more than a hundred museums to offer, world-famous monuments like the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame de Paris and a rich architectural heritage, ranging from Haussmann’s elegant buildings to major contemporary projects, such as the Pompidou Centre and the glass pyramid. But visitors are also attracted by the exuberance of its nightlife, clubs and cabarets, including the famous Moulin Rouge, and the Champs-Elysées with its luxury boutiques. Paris remains closely tied to the great names of haute couture and top designers’ perfumes, with Dior, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, leather goods with Vuitton and Hermes, and the jewellers of Place Vendôme.
Mythical city, source of inspiration for many artists, Paris is above all the city of lovers, immortalized by the photographer Robert Doisneau. For the most visited city in the world is also the most romantic….
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