Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of
France, is one Europe's largest cities, with 2.2 million
people living in the dense, central city and almost 12
million people living in the whole metropolitan area.
Located in the north of France on the river Seine, Paris
has the well deserved reputation of being the most
beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with
historic associations and remaining vastly influential
in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris' monument-lined boulevards,
museums, classical bistros and boutiques are enhanced by
a new wave of multimedia galleries, creative wine bars,
design shops and tech start-ups.
The city has the second highest number
of Michelin restaurants in the world (after Tokyo) and
contains numerous iconic landmarks, such as the world's
most visited tourist site the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de
Triomphe, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum,
Moulin Rouge, and Lido, making it the most popular
tourist destination in the world with 45 million
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