paris
Country : France
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : French
Population
City: 2 181 374 (2004)
Metro: 11 532 409 (2004)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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Paris
closeParis, the world's most popular city destination, has plenty of must-see places but make sure you spend at least a day strolling off the beaten path, as this is the only way to discover the real Paris: a lively cosmopolitan but undeniably French city.
The center of Paris is divided in 20 arrondissements with the majority of the world known attractions (Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, Louvre, Panthéon, Notre-Dame,...) situated in the first 8 arrondissements.
Random Paris Highlights
Palais Royal, Paris
The Palais Royal is a palace built by Cardinal Richelieu in 1629. King Louis XIV - later known as the Sun King - spent his youth in this palace before moving to the Louvre. The central courtyard and garden can be visited free of charge.
Sacré-Coeur, Paris
The Sacré Coeur is a basilica in Roman-Byzantine style located on top of the Montmartre hill. Construction started in 1875, but the building wasn't completed until 1914.
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Centre Pompidou is a cultural center in the heart of historic Paris. The complex was built in 1977 by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. It includes a museum of modern art and a large library.
Place des Vosges, Paris
The Place des Vosges is the oldest square in Paris. All buildings bordering the square have the same red-brick facade. One of the houses surrounding the magnificent square is home to the Victor Hugo Museum.




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