Paris is the capital city of France and the most populous city of the country. It is a home of 2.2mln people and it is the ninth populous city in Europe. The city is placed on the River Seine and it is considered to be a city of love, fashion, science and finances. The city is visited for about 40 million tourists every year. This article will point out the most significant information on the city.
The landmarks of the city
The most popular tourist attraction of Paris is the Louvre Museum. It is the biggest museum dedicated to art in the world. It is also a landmark of Paris and France. The museum consists of 38,000 objects that come from prehistory times to the twenty-first century. In 2016, the museum was the most visited museum in the world. It was visited by over seven million people. It is really an incredible result. During visiting the museum, it is worth to pay attention at ‘The Mona Lisa’ painting by Leonardo da Vinci painted between 1503 and 1519. Moreover, the other paintings worth seeing are: ‘The Bather’ by Ingres from 1808 and ‘Three lion-like heads’ by Charles le Brun from 1671. The second place worth to visit in Paris is definitely the Disneyland Paris – called also Euro Disney Resort. It is the entertainment resort located about 32kilometres/20miles from Paris City Centre in Marne-La-Vallee. It is one of the most popular and the most visited theme park in Europe. It is visited by about 13.5 million tourists every year. The resort was opened in 1992 and it provides numerous attractions for both young and old visitors. It is the only place where you can meet the Mickey Mouse and the Donald Duck.
How to get to the capital of France?
The tourists have numerous possibilities to reach the city. However, the fastest and the most economic one is travelling by plane. Paris is operated by three airports that serves about 100 million passengers annually. They are following: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), Paris Orly Airport (ORY), Beauvais – Tille Airport (BVA). The major airport of Paris is Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). It is also called Roissy Airport. The airport is named after the President of France. The airport is placed about 25kilometres/16miles from Paris City Centre. The airport serves about 66 million passengers every year. It is the second busiest airport in Europe after London Heathrow and the tenth busiest airport in the world. The airport consists of three terminals and four runaways.