Paris is the capital and largest city of the France located on the Seine River.
Its population is 2.2 million (2009), while its metropolitan area is one of the largest population centers in
Europe with more than 12 million inhabitants.
Paris is one of the world's leading business and cultural centers, and its influence in politics, education,
entertainment, media, science, fashion and the arts contribute to its status as one of the world's major cities.
The city has one of the largest GDPs in the world, €607 billion (2011), and is one of the world's
leading tourist destinations.
Paris receives around 28 million tourists per year, of which 17 million are foreign visitors, which makes the city
and its region the world's leading tourism destination. Its museums and monuments are among its highest-esteemed
We recommend you stay in Paris for at list 4 nights.
Main sights recommended are:
The Louvre, one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument.
The Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world.
Sacré-Cœur Basilica located at the summit of the hill Montmartre, the highest point in the city.
The Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world.