The French capital city, Paris, is located in Île-de-France, one of the country’s eighteen regions. Also known as Parisian Region (région parisienne), it extends for 12,012 km2.
Population: 12 million inhabitants
Other major cities: Boulogne-Billancourt, Saint-Denis, Argenteuil, Montreuil, Nanterre, Vitry-sur-Seine, Créteil, Asnières-sur-Seine, Versailles
Main attractions: Eiffel Tower, Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles), Jardin du Luxembourg, Montmartre, Sainte-Chapelle, Palais Garnier, La Grande Arche de la Défense, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Île de la Cité
Nearest Airports: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG - Aéroport de Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle), Paris Orly Airport (ORY - Aéroport de Paris-Orly) and Paris–Le Bourget Airport (LBG - Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget)
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The French capital is synonymous with culture, art and fashion. Here we show you two of the most iconic Parisian images: the Eiffel Tower and the river Seine, which crosses the city. A river cruise is actually a great way to see the city from a different angle. By night, the landscape is even more glamorous, especially the Tour Eiffel, which at nightfall lights up and sparkles for the first 5 minutes every hour until 1 a.m.
If you like imposing monuments, you should really visit the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Other suggestions would be to tour the Montparnasse area, watch a show at the Moulin Rouge, and walk along the Champs-Élysées Avenue to be amazed with the architectural features of the buildings. Disney fans should not miss the opportunity to visit the Disneyland Paris resort.
A rental car is a good option to go to the outskirts of Paris.