* Country: France
* Status: Capital city
* Area: Approximately 105 square kilometres / 41 square miles
* Population: 2.2 million in the city; 10.95 million in the Île de France area
* Language: French
* Currency: Euro
* Time Zone: GMT / UTC +1
* Tourism: 45 million visitors annually
The capital of France, Paris, city of lights, art, history and romance. The famous monuments such as the Eiffel tower, Louvre, Notre Dame and the river Seine attract millions of people.
It is one of the most fascinating and romantic cities in Europe, and tourists visiting this wonderful city will find that things to see and do are almost limitless.
The center of Paris is divided in 20 arrondissements in a sort of spiral with the first arrondissement in the middle and the higher numbers on the outer circle. Most of the arrondissements have their own characteristics. The majority of the world known attractions (Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, Louvre, Panthéon, Notre-Dame,...) are situated in the first 8 arrondissements.
Some of the main monuments and places and the tourist attractions
The Eiffel tower built by Mister Eiffel for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889, with a height of 320 meters, the tower allows a very impressive view of the city, at night it becomes spectacular attraction lighting up the city.
The Seine is a major river of North Western France and one of its well-known commercial waterways, plus a great tourist attraction, especially within the city of Paris. It is a second longest river in France.It rises on the Langres plateau, 18 mi (30 km) northwest of Dijon, and flows through Paris before emptying into the English Channel at Le Havre after a course of 485 mi (780 km). Its tributaries include the Marne and Oise rivers. It drains an area of about 30,400 sq mi...