Situated on the River Seine is - what many people consider to be - the most beautiful city in all of the world, Paris, France. Paris is the capital of France, as well as the largest city in the country. 2,193,000 people call this splendid city home. The country has remained nearly the same since it was merely a village in 1860. It offers so much …there is no wonder that Paris has been ranked as one of the most important as well as influential cities in the world. Tourism is of high importance in Paris, as is a number of other factors including entertainment, culture, and business. The city of Paris is surrounded by plentiful forests, known as the lungs of the city to one side, and the beautiful water of river Seine to the other.