People from all over the world travel to Paris to discover and experience the aura of romance and mystery that has been the setting for many novels and movies.
It is likely that everyone who visits Paris for the first time will carry the same list of attractions not to be missed: the Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower etc. Paris' picturesque 19th-century cityscape includes wide boulevards and the Seine River which divides the city into the right bank, known for being the commercial heart of the city, and to the left bank, home to the University of Paris and all that is intellectual and artsy. Enjoy the city by simply walking the wide boulevards and absorbing the ambiance. Sit in a café, have a glass of wine and let the city pass you by.
- 20,000 light bulbs sparkle on the Eiffel Tower, every hour, from nightfall to 1am• 13,000 cafés and restaurants including 8,000 with a terrace
- 1,800 historic monuments and 35,000 works exhibited at the Louvre
- 70,000 seats in 208 theatres and café-theatres
- 463 parks and gardens, 484,000 trees including 300,000 in the Bois de Vincennes and Bois de Boulogne
- 17,500 shops, including 5,300 clothing, and 69 days of sales each year
- 2,300 bottles of champagne are uncorked every evening in Parisian cabarets