Paris is the capital and most populous city of
France, with an area of 105 square kilometres
(41 square miles) and a population of 2,206,488.
Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of
Europe's major centres of finance, commerce,
fashion, science, and the arts.
city is a major rail, highway, and air-transport
hub served by two international airports:
Paris-Charles de Gaulle (the second busiest
airport in Europe after London Heathrow Airport
with 69.5 million passengers in 2017) and
Paris-Orly. Opened in 1900, the city's subway
system, the Paris Métro, serves 5.23 million
passengers daily, and is the second busiest
metro system in Europe after Moscow Metro.
Paris's Gare du Nord is one of the ten busiest
railway stations in the world, with 262 million
passengers in 2015.
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Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron
lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris,
France. It is named after the engineer Gustave
Eiffel, whose company designed and built the
Constructed from 1887–1889 as the entrance to
the 1889 World's Fair, it was initially
criticized by some of France's leading artists
and intellectuals for its design, but it has
become a global cultural icon of France and one
of the most recognisable structures in the
world. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited
paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people
ascended it in 2015.
The Louvre is
the world's largest art museum and a historic
monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of
the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the
Seine in the city's 1st arrondissement (district
or ward). Approximately 38,000 objects from
prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited
over an area of 72,735 square metres (782,910
square feet). In 2017, the Louvre was the
world's most visited art museum, receiving 8.1
Experience culture and art
through the ages with a small-group tour of
Paris' epic Louvre Museum. Jump the queue and
spend three hours with a guide, seeing and
learning about some of the museum's 35,000
artworks across eight themed galleries. Then
enjoy time on your own to explore, viewing
paintings, sculpture and architecture from 450
BC to the 19th century.
The Arc de Triomphe is
one of the most famous monuments in Paris,
standing at the western end of the
Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de
Gaulle, formerly named Place de l'Étoile — the
étoile or "star" of the juncture formed by its
twelve radiating avenues.
The Arc de Triomphe should not be confused with
a smaller arch, the Arc de Triomphe du
Carrousel, which stands west of the Louvre. The
Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and
died for France in the French Revolutionary and
Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French
victories and generals inscribed on its inner
and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
As the central cohesive element of the Axe
historique (historic axis, a sequence of
monuments and grand thoroughfares on a route
running from the courtyard of the Louvre to the
Grande Arche de la Défense), the Arc de Triomphe
was designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806, and its
iconographic program pits heroically nude French
youths against bearded Germanic warriors in
chain mail. It set the tone for public monuments
with triumphant patriotic messages.