The City of Paris
April 22, 2020
Located in the North-Central area of France, the city of Paris is one of the
most important tourist destinations in the world with annual visitors 30,000,000.
It is crossed by the Seine River, and with a population of over 12,000,000
inhabitants (including the metropolitan area), is the second most populated
city of the European Union after London.
Its economic activity is mainly based on financial and real
estate services. They also highlight the production of luxury items, haute
couture, perfumes and jewellery.
Its climate is fairly wet, not excessively low temperatures
during the winter and between 25 and 30 degrees during the summer.
In its cuisine emphasizes meat, excellent pastries, a variety
of cheeses and typical French wines.
The French capital has three airports: Orly airport, Charles
De Gaulle, Orly and Beauvais Tille, located at a distance of 15, 23 and 26
Include areas such as the Latin quarter, place full of students
due to the proximity of the University of La Sorbonne; the Tuileries garden
public park located in the center of the city; the District of painters in
the Place du Tertre, busy place for artists who sell their works or made pictures
to anyone who wants it; and the theme park Disneyland Resort París,
place of must-see, especially for the enjoyment of children, where we can
find themed hotels, restaurants, cinemas, and shops.
In the sports section, is worth special mention of the Stade
of France, located in the suburb of Saint-Denis. The Final of the World Championship
of soccer of the year 1998, between selections of France and Brazil, with
a result of 3-0 in favor of the French team was held in this stadium. Similarly
held in addition to football, events such as rugby matches or concerts of
music among others. It has a capacity of nearly 80,000 spectators.
Museums and monuments to visit in Paris
• The Eiffel Tower with a height of 324 meters: completed
in the year 1889, the work was carried out by the engineer Gustave Eiffel.
• Cathedral Notre Dame: Gothic, construida built between 1163 and 1245.
• Arch of Triumph: it is 49 meters high by 45 wide and is located in
the Plaza de Charles de Gaulle.
• Palace of Versailles: built by order of Luis XIV.
• Madeleine Church: neoclassical style, it was built in 1806.
• The Louvre Museum: inaugurated on 8 November 1793. It contains collections
of the most important works of the world, as for example: La Gioconda by Leonardo
da Vinci, or the portrait of Louis XIV of Rigaud.
• Carnavalet Museum: located in the Marais district, tells the story
of Paris since its inception to the present day.
• National Palace of the Invalides: Palace where lie the mortal remains
of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
• Musée d'Orsay: realistic and Impressionist Exhibition of paintings
by artists such as Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and
Vincent Van Gogh among others.
Google map of Paris