Information about Paris
Paris is the capital of France and its most populous city with around 2,400,000 inhabitants. Paris is located in the northeast of the country, occupying an eccentric position that does not prevent its incontestable hegemony over France.
Paris is also the capital of gastronomy, fashion and shopping; A city where something always happens. Attached to the quality of life and sustainable development, it offers a particularly pleasant framework to its inhabitants and visitors. Innovative, bold and vibrant, Paris has entered fully into the 21st century.
It is also known as the City of Light, it is the most popular tourist destination in the world, with more than 42 million foreign visitors per year and the most important tourist places in Paris, are:
The Eiffel Tower
The Elysian Fields
The Arc de Triomphe
The National Opera of Paris
Banks of the Seine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. In total, 37 bridges and walkways cross the Seine and 15 cross its canals.
The Orsay Museum
The Pompidou Center
The neighborhoods of Montmartre and Opera
The City of Architecture and Heritage
Museum of Decorative Arts
The history of Paris begins around 259 B.C. with its foundation on the right bank of the Seine by the Celtic tribe of the Parisii. This first fishing village fell to the Romans, who in 52 BC. They founded a city called Lutetia.
The city changed its name to that of Paris only in the fourth century. During this time he resisted the invasion of Attila and, according to legend, thanks to the providential intervention of Santa Genoveva