Paris, 11, France

  • Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,193,031, but the Paris metropolitan area has a population of 11,836,970, and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe. In 2009 and 2010, the city has been ranked among the three most important and influential cities in the world, among the first three "European cities of the future" according to a research published by Financial Times and among the top ten cities in the world in which to live according to the British review Monocle. 

    The city is the home of the most visited art museum in the world; ''the Louvre'' as well as the ''Musée d'Orsay'' noted for its collection of French Impressionist art, and the ''Musée National d'Art Moderne'' a museum of modern and contemporary art. The notable architectural landmarks of Paris include Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century); the Sainte-Chapelle (13th century); the Eiffel Tower (1889); and the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur on Montmartre (1914). In 2014 Paris received 22.4 million visitors, making it one of the world's top tourist destinations. It is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants. Most of France's major universities and grandes écoles are located in Paris, as are France's major newspapers, including Le Monde, Le Figaro, and Libération.

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Forget Chocolate Bunnies. Check out this Video of Chocolate Dresses in a Paris Fashion Show Forget Chocolate Bunnies. Check out this Video of Chocolate Dresses in a Paris Fashion Show
Salon du Chocolat Festival, Paris
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Discover Belleville, one of the hidden gems of Paris, France Discover Belleville, one of the hidden gems of Paris, France A colorful melting pot of a number of ethnic groups, the neighborhood of Belleville, Paris, is where you can enjoy a different side of the “City of Lights”. The next time you are in Paris, head to Belleville, and be captivated by its charm and energy.
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It's not all about the River Seine - Check out the canals of Paris It's not all about the River Seine - Check out the canals of Paris The beautiful sights, waterfront cafes, postcard perfect neighborhoods and knowledgeable tour guides makes you want to visit the Parisian canals over and over again.
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France - The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape France - The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape The Causses and the Cayennes Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape is a 302,319 hectares property located on the southern part of central France. It is a mountainous landscape that is interspersed by deep valleys. The landscape is a good representation of agro-pastoral systems.
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