For faster browsing, we recommend that you upgrade your browser
Select country and language
PARIS, TIMELESS AND CHARM
“There are only two places in the world where we can live happy: at home and in Paris.” (Ernest Hemingway)
A WELL-ROUNDED CULTURE
The ancient Romans founded Paris in 53 BC, calling it Lutetia Parisiorum. Today, more than 2,000 years later, Paris is universally considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, a preeminence confirmed by the 28 million visitors who come to the French capital each year.
ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL TOURS
Visitors to Paris cannot and should not miss out the most traditional and taken for granted, but also the most fascinating, visit to the city's most famous monument, the Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel) to admire the city from on top of its 324 meters. The tower, a symbol of the city, continues to trouble the minds of French intellectuals and until 1930 was the highest architectural structure in the world. And as you can never have enough culture, you should devote a day to visiting the Louvre Museum. With its 9 million visitors a year, this is the most visited art museum in the world. Maybe that's why Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa has such an enigmatic look! But the beauty of Paris can be best admired from the Seine, on board a bateau-mouche at sunset.
FASCINATING AND TIMELESS
The "Ville-Lumière", the nickname by which the city is known thanks to the massive city lighting project carried out by Marshall Nicholas de La Reynie, has a timeless beauty. Paris is a lady who has retained her charm amazingly well. Time might add a few lines, but it can only make her more precious, leaving visitors enraptured and speechless. But Paris is not just about art and culture: today the La Défense financial district is home to around 30 Fortune Global 500 companies, which puts the French city ahead of economic giants such as London, New York and Beijing. Thanks to foreign, especially Arab, investors, the city is experiencing a new youthfulness and a renewed desire to excel.
And while waiting to lift the Champions League Cup, Parisians (and visitors) can take comfort in the wonders of French cuisine. A center of world excellence for the palate, assisted as always by Mother Nature, who offers in these places early produce grown by the expert hands of local farmers and transformed by Michelin-star chefs.
© Philippe L
© Frédéric BISSON