Population: 2,273,305 (2013)
Demonym: Parisian (English); Parisien(ne) (French)
Area: 105 km2 (41 mi2)
Dialing Code: +33
Electricity Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug/Socket Types: C & E
Time Zone: Central European Time (UTC+1); Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Paris, that romantic capital and largest city of France, is difficult to forget. Those who’ve never even been to France will most likely be able to recognize and correctly name many of the city’s famous landmarks. It is a world capital in many areas, such as art, history, culture, cuisine, and business. It is the most visited city in the world, and there are too many reasons why.
Located on the banks of the river Seine, the city is home to numerous landmarks, historical monuments, museums, restaurants, cafes, and other attractions; one would be hard-pressed to exhaust even half of the options.
Paris, like every world city which has been talked about to no end and featured in gazillions of movies and books, might have caused many people to come to their own conclusion about this great city before they have even stepped foot within; however, it is best to go about Paris as a clean slate, and make one’s own discoveries as one goes.