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 arron-dissements 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
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.
Pont Neuf, Paris
The Pont Neuf is the oldest and most famous bridge in Paris. The bridge was commissioned in the 16th century by King Henry IV. When it opened in 1607 it was the only bridge in Paris without houses built on it.
Montmartre, Paris
Despite the many tourists here, Montmartre - once Paris's artist's enclave - has managed to keep a charming and village-like atmosphere. The most famous attraction in this area is the Sacré-Coeur Basilica.
Place de la Bastille, Paris
This square was the location of the Bastille stronghold, which was stormed on July 14, 1789, triggering the start of the French Revolution. The stronghold was demolished and an enormous opera house now dominates the square.




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