We’ ll always have Paris.
Howard Koch – Casablanca movie
Paris has a timeless familiarity for first-time and frequent visitors, with instantly recognizable architectural icons, along with exquisite cuisine, chic boutiques and priceless artistic treasures.
By the 17th century, Paris had become one of Europe’s major centers of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts, a position that it retains still today. Paris received 22.2 million visitors in 2015, making it one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
Popular landmarks in the center of the city include the Eiffel Tower, constructed for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889; the Arc de Triumph on the Champs Elysees, and the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur on the hill of Montmartre. Other must-see sights include France’s tribute to Napoleon and unknown soldiers, the Pere Lachaise cemetery, final resting place of Edith Piaf, and the Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the world’s most impressive examples of Gothic architecture.
Paris is especially known for its museums and architectural landmarks: 7.4 million in 2016 visit Louvre which is the most visited museum in the world