Paris - information about the city

Paris (pronounced /ˈpærɪs/; French: [paʁi] is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. It is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits (the 20 arrondissements) largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,193,031 (January 2008), but the Paris metropolitan area has a population of 12,089,098, (January 2008), and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe.Paris was the largest city in the Western world for about 1,000 years, prior to the 19th century, and the largest in the entire world between the 16th and 19th centuries. Paris is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centres. It is one of the most important tourist cities all over the world.
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Paris - tourist attractions

markerA Palais Royal The Palais Royal (Royal Palace) is a palace with a garden located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. It was constructed in 1629 by the French architect Jacques Lemercier in charge of Cardinal Richelieu and initially was known as the Palais Cardinal. However, when King Louis XIII moved here, it was ... Palais Royal - photo
markerB Place Vendôme The Place Vendôme is a square situated in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, created to honour the armies of Louis XIV, known as the Sun King.  The Place Vendôme was built in 1702 and designed by the architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart, known for his work on the Versailles Palace. His task was to create ... Place Vendôme - photo
markerC Bois de Boulogne The Bois de Boulogne is a park situated along the western edge of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, covering an area of approximately 850 hectares. In the northern part of the park lies the Jardin d'Acclimatation - a beloved by children zoo and botanical garden.In the park, you can find a variety of... Bois de Boulogne - photo
markerD Canal de l’Ourcq The Canal de l'Ourcq is a 108-kilometre long and 3,7-metre wide canal which is part of the Paris Basin - the region of France constituting the lowland area around Paris. It begins at Port-aux-Perches (close to the town of Lizy) and flows to the Bassin de la Villette, where it joins the Canal Saint-M... Canal de l’Ourcq - photo
markerE Centre Pompidou Centre Georges Pompidou (the Pompidou Centre), also known as le centre national d’art et de culture Georges-Pompidou, is a cultural centre in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, home to institutions dedicated to modern art. The building of the centre is in the high-tech architectural style. The complex... Centre Pompidou - photo
markerF Moulin Rouge The Moulin Rouge (Red Mill) is a cabaret created in 1889 by Joseph Oller, the owner of the Paris Olympia, and Charles Zidler. It is located near the hill of Montmartre in the Paris district of Pigalle (18th arrondissement) on Boulevard de Clichy and can be easily recognized by the red windmill place... Moulin Rouge - photo
markerG Park Monceau Park Monceau (Parc Monceau), located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, at the intersection of Boulevard de Courcelles, Rue de Prony and Rue Georges Berger, is one of the most beautiful parks in Paris and a perfect place for anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life. It cove... Park Monceau - photo
markerH Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile The Triumphal Arch in Paris (Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile) is a monumental structure located in the middle of the Place Charles de Gaulle (also known as Place de l'Étoile), in the Champs-Élysées district, at the border of the 8th, 16th and 17th arrondissement. It was built as a homage to French soldi... Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile - photo
markerI Panthéon, Paris The Pantheon in Paris is a 19th century Neoclassical building located in the Latin Quarter of Paris (5th arrondissement) on the mountain of Sainte-Geneviève. Originally, it functioned as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, but now is a civic temple and a famous burial place. It was designed by the ... Panthéon, Paris - photo
markerJ Sacré-Coeur The Sacré-Coeur Basilica (also known as The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) is a Roman Catholic church in Paris dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It has the status of minor basilica. The church is located in the 18th arrondissement, on the top of the Montmartre hill, which is the highes... Sacré-Coeur - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 48.8667, 2.3333
Approximate population: 2,193,031

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