Paris is the capital and the most populated city in the country of France. It is located in the Ile-de-France region, on the River Seine and is made up of twenty districts, which when combined form the Region Parisienne. The Region Parisienne has a population of over twelve millions people. Paris is one of the cultural, architectural, and economic centres of Europe. With its famous monuments, fashion and luxury, Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world.
The city and regions surrounding Paris are some of the wealthiest municipalities in Europe. The Region Parisienne offers a huge selection of unique office space, and is home to a large number of international companies. Paris has a sizable service economy, which predominantly comprises of tourism, business and financial services. Other industrial sectors include entertainment and culture, and high-tech manufacturing. There are over thirty Fortune 500 companies whose world headquarters are located within the Paris Region. These companies include Total, Peugeot, France Telecom, CNP Assurances, Renault, Air France-KLM, Christian Dior, and L’Oreal.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Paris has immense options in terms of sights and things to do. Among the annual events in the city are the Chinese New Year, Spring Fashion Week, the French Tennis Open, the Bastille Parade, Cinema en Plein Air, Nuit Blanche and many others. Some of Paris’s most popular attractions include the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Champs Elysees, and Notre Dame. For food lovers, Paris is the place to be – from small restaurants to luxurious dining, food markets to charming bistros, this city has it all. Paris also originated the café culture that is now evident throughout the world.
Three major airports serve Paris: Orly Airport, Charles De Gaulle International Airport and Beauvais-Tillé Airport - each operate international and domestic flights and offer shuttle services to the city centre. Getting to Paris is also possible by train, with SNCF national railway authority providing a vast number of routes and Eurostar running a rail service direct to London. Several bus carriers, such as Eurolines, Megabus and iDBUS, connect the city with other parts of Europe. Getting around central Paris is possible on foot, by scooter or motorbike, by Metro, buses and taxis.