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.
As the symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is a landmark bringing many to the great city every year. It is sure to be one of the first stops you will want to make while you are there. Designed in 1889 for the World Fair, the Eiffel Tower stands 984 feet tall, and is a true beauty. Stairs can take visitors to the first and second floors, where a great deal of Paris information awaits. An elevator can take you to the last floor where the beautiful city can be viewed. See the Eiffel Tower at 7e Arrondissement, Paris.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris (Notre Dame Cathedral) is a site that will absolutely amaze you at your very first site. This is the world's first Gothic site, with construction beginning on the building in 1163, and completed in 1212. Visitors must climb the 387 steps to get to the top, where a magnificent views of Paris await you. The Cathedral is located at 4e Arrondissement in Paris.
At the Orsay Museum, visitors can view the largest collection of impressionist artwork in the world. The building was built for the world fair in 1900, and is a beauty in itself. It was used to house freed prisoners during World War 11, until becoming the museum that it is today in 1986. There are six floors of works located inside the Orsay Museum, and is a fantastic treat to any Paris vacation. The Orsay is located at 7e Arrondissement, Paris.