Paris is capital and largest city of France, as well as political, cultural, educational and financial center of country. Paris covers an area of 105.4 square kilometers, has a population of about 2.24 million people and has more than 1400 years of history. It is a world famous tourist city with more than 30 million tourists visiting every year. Major tourist attractions include Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Palace of Versailles, Notre Dame Cathedral and Arc de Triomphe.
Historical and cultural heritage will be open to public on third Saturday and Sunday of September every year in France with aim of giving more people opportunity to educate, love and protect cultural heritage. France is world's largest exporter of agricultural products, second only to United States in terms of exports, and is known as "the world's largest farm". An international agricultural exhibition is held annually in Paris. Paris is also largest industrial and commercial city in France. The north is an important industrial and commercial area, where large French concerns and financial institutions are concentrated. The industry and manufacturing industry in France is very developed, and it occupies a leading position in nuclear energy, aviation, aerospace and railways.
Most of main buildings and picturesque places of Paris are located on both sides of Seine. If you are traveling to Paris, you can choose a boat to take in scenery. It is recommended to start by boat from Eiffel Tower. Along way, you can enjoy Saint-Gerro Church, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triumphal City Hall, Louvre, Grand Palace and Pompidou. Great view of art center. These buildings are closely linked to history of France. Each landscape has a historical story. Putting these stories together is story of France's growth.
The Louvre is a world famous palace of arts, one of world's four largest art treasures and a world famous palace of all treasures. It was built in 1204 and covers an area of about 195 hectares. The Louvre was originally royal palace of France, where 50 kings and queens lived, and is now a museum. The museum's art collection reaches 400,000 pieces, ranking first among four largest museums in world, and is famous for its collection of classical paintings and sculptures. The Mona Lisa Smile, Statue of Victory and Venus de Milo are called "Three Treasures of Louvre". It is worth noting that at main entrance to Louvre there is a transparent pyramid building designed by famous Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei.
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889. It was originally intended to commemorate French Revolution. Now it has become a landmark of France and a well-known tourist attraction. The Eiffel Tower is new and unique in design, 300 meters high and is a masterpiece in history of world architecture. The tower has elevators and spiral staircases to climb to top. There are 1711 steps from base of tower to top floor. The fee for climbing tower is 60 euros per person. Among them, there are restaurants on first and second floors, as well as an observation deck on third floor. The top of tower offers a panoramic view of Paris. I think you will be amazed by beautiful and romantic scenery of Paris.
The Arc de Triomphe is located on wide square of Star of Charles de Gaulle and is gateway to meet triumphal army going into battle. Because it is at end of Champs-Elysées and at highest point of Shiou Hill, it was a nuisance to traffic when completed. To solve this problem, in middle of 19th century, 12 alleys were stretched around Arc de Triomphe, each of which had a width of 40-80 meters and was radial, like bright light of a star. , and Arc de Triomphe is also called "Star Gate".
The nightlife in France is rich and varied. There is a very lively scene in 18th or 10th district. The famous Moulin Rouge is located in 18th arrondissement, which is most romantic place in France and attracts a large number of tourists every night. Taxis in France are very expensive, and it takes more than 80 yuan for a 5-10 minute journey. Because all taxis in France are Mercedes-Benz and BMW cars. Thus, when traveling in France, most people will choose transport such as buses or metro, with big exceptions, of course. Social security in France is quite good, working hours per week do not exceed 35 hours, and vacation days per year are more than 30. The French enjoy free medical care, and children under 8 years old can receive a child allowance of 156 euros per year.
In short, a trip to France is not a bad choice.