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
La Défense, Paris
La Défense is the prime high-rise office district of Paris. Many of Paris's tallest buildings can be found here as well a modern version of the Arc de Triomphe: the Grande Arche de la Défense.
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.
Panthéon, Paris
The Panthéon, a 19th century building, was first designed as a church, but later turned into a civil temple. Its crypt contains the vaults of several of France's famous countrymen.
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.

Random Paris Tours & Activities
Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Paris, Paris
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$30.60
Paris City Tour, Seine River Cruise and Eiffel Tower, Paris
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$80.25
Arc de Triomphe Walking Tour with Access to the Summit, Paris
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 90 minutes
From USD
$23.80



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