Paris

Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of , is one of the largest agglomerations in , with 2.2 million people living in the dense central city, 7 million people in the Metropole du Grand Paris and almost 12 million people living in the metropolitan area.
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is a collection of modern high-rise office and residential buildings built according to an evolving central plan on the western outskirts of Paris, beyond the last Parisian loop of the river Seine. Photo: Micdjunior, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The centre of contemporary Paris and the site of such landmarks as the Louvre and of the Tuileries… Photo: Bradley Eldridge, CC BY 2.0.

The 4th is a good chunk of what used to be medieval Paris, and you'll find a lot left from that time on both islands and in the narrow streets of the lower Marais. Photo: Björn Söderqvist, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The is perhaps the most expensive area to live in Paris. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

Notable Places in the Area

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The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the of the Seine. Photo: DXR, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Notre-Dame de Paris, referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the in the . Photo: P e z i, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the in Paris, . is situated 3 km west of Paris. Photo: Benh, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The Avenue des is an avenue in the of Paris, , 1.9 kilometres long and 70 metres wide, running between the and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the is located. is situated 2½ km northwest of Paris. Photo: JSquish, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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As with Paris itself, the is hard to write about without using superlatives. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

The of Paris is one of the best known of the city's central districts, located on the Left Bank of the river Seine. Photo: K'm, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The of Paris is one of the financial centres of Europe, being home to the Bourse and thus the CAC 40 index you hear about in world financial news. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The of Paris is home to the Avenue des Champs Elysées, which ends up at the Arc de Triomphe. Photo: Aleksandr Zykov, CC BY-SA 2.0.

A quieter part of the ancient Marais neighbourhood which is centred in the , the 3rd is possibly one of the best places to live in Paris. Photo: Pol, Public domain.

Although largely residential, the is best known for its northeastern quartier Montparnasse, for the Paris Catacombs and the Parc Montsouris. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is home to two quite different but equally blossoming centres of Parisian nightlife. Photo: ParisSharing, CC BY 2.0.

The of Paris centres on the Canal Saint Martin and the restaurants and cafés which line its banks. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The of Paris is a diverse, "in between" section of the French capital. Photo: Daniel Stockman, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The of Paris lies slightly off the beaten path, directly north of the Arc de Triomphe. Photo: Loïc LLH, CC BY-SA 3.0.

This large district occupies most of the West of Paris, extending east-west between the bends… Photo: Elena Tatiana Chis, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The of Paris is in the city's southwest on the Left Bank of the Seine. Photo: Jean-François Gornet, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The of Paris is one of the largest of the city's districts even without the 2,460 acre Bois de Vincennes, which more than doubles its size. Photo: Edgar Jiménez, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The of Paris lies to the east of the centre and represents an old working-class area now in rapid transformation. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

The of Paris is probably best known for the hill of Montmartre which was the… Photo: Mbzt, CC BY 3.0.

The of Paris is primarily a residential and business district in the southeast of Paris, on the of the Seine. Photo: PHGCOM, Public domain.

The of Paris is in the north of the city, and is a peaceful, green and family-friendly refuge from the otherwise quite stuffy and/or shabby city. Photo: Mbzt, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The in travellers' terms generally refers to the "Left Bank" of the River Seine in the capital city of Paris. Photo: Guilhem Vellut, CC BY 2.0.

Localities in the Area

is a commune in the Hauts-de-Seine department and region of north-central . Photo: Moonik, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, . is situated 5 km northwest of Paris. Photo: Parisette, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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is a commune in the southern Parisian suburbs, located 4.4 km from the centre of Paris, France. is situated 5 km south of Paris. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

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