Facts about Paris

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. It is not only a good tourist spot but also, one of the leading cities of Europe for business, science and culture. Paris is the largest city as well as the capital of France. It is densely populated and at the same time one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in.

Paris has a Maritime Climate, mostly influenced by the current of North Atlantic. Summer days are really hot but, Autumn and Spring is mild. In winter the days are cold but not severe and it is the best time for visiting Paris if anybody wants it cheaper. Paris is passed by the river Siene, situated in the northern France.

The economy of Paris is one of the most enriched economies of the world. Paris is the city, which have got the highest GDP among the cities of Europe. Hauts-de-seine-dapertment and nearby La defense is the main business area. Finance, It services, electronics, optics and aerospace etc. are the major business sectors in Paris.

Paris has good educational facilities. Notre-Dame Cathedral was the first institution for higher studies in Paris. University of Paris was built later than the Notre-Dame. University of Cergy-Pontoise, University of Marne-la-Vallee, University of Versailles Saint -quentine are also well known. After the student riot in 1968 the curriculum of the universities was changed which has ensued a standard education in Paris.

Paris has got a lot of wonderful parks and gardens. Tuileries garden, situated near Louvre is one of the oldest gardens in Paris, built in 16th century. The Jardin Des Plantes was the first public garden in Paris made for the cultivation of medical plants. Parc De La Villette, Parc Andre Citroen, Parc Monceau are the popular parks in Paris.

The most spectacular building in Paris is the Eiffel Tower, located in champ De Mars. The tower was designed by Engineer Gustave Eiffel. The work was started from1889.It was used as the temporary entrance arch for the world’s fair in 1889. Eiffel tower is one of the tallest towers of the world and possibly the main tourist attraction of Paris. The modern Paris is the result of the project of rebuilding in mid 19th century.

Paris is notorious for its numerous museums, with a huge collection of rare arts, paintings, statues and many other crafts. Louvre is the biggest museum in the world. The most famous painting of Leonardo de Vince Monalisa is kept in Louvre. The famous statue Venus De Milo is also kept in Louvre. The collection of the works of Pablo Picaso and Auguste Rodin is kept in the Picasso Museum and Auguste Museum.

Paris is one of the popular tourist destinations in Europe. Every year millions of tourists visit Paris an take a ferry to France from the UK. Eiffel tower, Louvre museum, the wonderful parks and gardens are the major tourist attractions of Paris. Tourism has a great impact on the economy of Paris.