Paris, France Travel Guide - What To See & Do
Our illustrated travel guide will take you to Paris, France.
Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, is - with 2.2 million people living in the dense (105 km²) central city and almost 12 million people living in the whole metropolitan area - one of the largest agglomerations in Europe. Located in the north of the country on the river Seine, Paris has the reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Dubbed the City of Light (la Ville Lumière) and Capital of Fashion, it is home to the world's finest and most luxurious fashion designers and cosmetics, such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Guerlain, Lancôme, L'Oréal and Clarins. A large part of the city, including the River Seine, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city has the second highest number of Michelin-restaurants in the world (after Tokyo) and contains numerous iconic landmarks, such as the world's most visited tourist site the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge, Lido etc, making it the most popular tourist destination in the world with 45 million tourists annually.
Finding Internet access when out and about can be problematic so carry your mobile guidebook in the palm of your hand. We include a fully linked Table of Contents and internally to access context-specific information quickly and easily when offline. Many web links are included as well for additional information.
Welcome To Paris
Charles de Gaulle International Airport (Roissy)
Orly International Airport
Beauvais (A√©roport de Beauvais Till√©)
Transfer between Train Stations
By Scooter or motorbike
Language & Dialect
Museums and galleries
Meet and greet locals
Tourists and locals
Bars, Clubs & Drinking
Safety & Security
Local & Day Trips
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- KWL, July 2012
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