Paris the Most Visited City in the World
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, on the Seine, in northern France. The city of Paris, within their administrative boundaries largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,193,031 (January 2007), but the Paris metropolitan area has a population of 11,836,970 (January 2007) and is one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in Europe.
Between 2009 and 2010, in Paris under the three most important and influential cities in the world ranked in the top three European cities in the future according to a study by the Financial Times and the top ten cities in the world, as published by the British contribution Monocle ( live June 2010). An important control for more than two millennia, Paris is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centers, and their influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's most important cities in the world. Paris, the 10 greenest cities in Europe, one in 2010
Paris and the Paris region, with € 552.1 billion (U.S. $ 768.9 billion) in 2009, produces more than a quarter of gross domestic product (GDP) of France. According to 2007 estimates is the Paris metropolitan area in Europe's largest economy of the city and the fifth largest in the world. The Paris Region hosts 37 of the Fortune Global 500 companies in various business districts, notably La Défense, the largest purpose-built business district in Europe.Paris also hosts many international organizations such as UNESCO, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the informal Paris Club. A recent survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2010, Paris is the world's most expensive city to live in.
Paris and its region are the most popular tourist destination in the world with 45 million tourists annually, 27 million are foreign visitors.The city and region contains many famous tourist attractions, especially the Eiffel Tower as well as world famous institutions and popular parks.
Since 1848, Paris is a popular destination of the rail network, with Paris in the middle. Among Paris 'first mass attractions drawing international interest were the above-mentioned Expositions Universal, that was the origin of Paris' many monuments, namely the Eiffel Tower in 1889. This, in addition to the capital's Second Empire embellishments, did much to the city itself the attraction it is doing today.
Paris' museums and monuments are among the most valued attractions, tourism, the city and national governments to create motivated later. The city's most valuable museum, the Louvre welcomes more than 8 million visitors a year, by far the world's most visited art museum. The city cathedrals are another attraction: Notre Dame de Paris and the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur get 12 million and eight million visitors. The Eiffel Tower, by far the most famous monuments of Paris, on average, more than six million visitors per year and more than 200 million since its construction. Disneyland Paris is a major tourist attraction for visitors to not only Paris but also the rest of Europe, with 14.5 million visitors in 2007.
The Louvre is one of the world's largest and most famous museums, housing many works of art including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo statue. Works by Pablo Picasso and Auguste Rodin at the Musée Picasso and Musée Rodin, or found, while the artistic community of Montparnasse is the Musée du Montparnasse Chronicle. Krass apparent with its service-pipe exterior, the Centre Georges Pompidou, also known as Beaubourg, houses the Musée National d'Art Moderne. Art and artifacts from the Middle Ages and Impressionist eras are in the Musée Cluny and Musée d'Orsay, or held former with the precious tapestry cycle The Lady with the Unicorn. Paris' newest (and third largest) museum, the Musée du Quai Branly, opened its doors in June 2006 and houses art from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.
Many of the once popular local Paris operations have come to the tastes and expectations of the tourists, rather than just local patrons. Le Lido, the Moulin Rouge dance hall, for example, is a staged dinner-theater spectacle, a dance display that was once but one aspect of the former cabaret atmosphere. All the furnishings of the former social or cultural elements, such as its ballrooms and gardens, are gone today. Much of Paris' hotel, restaurant and night entertainment trades have become heavily dependent on tourism.