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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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The centre of contemporary and the site of such landmarks as the Louvre and of the Tuileries …

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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.

The of is home to the Avenue des Champs Elysées, which ends up at the Arc de Triomphe.

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The 5th Arrondissement of Paris is one of the best known of the city's central districts, located on the Left Bank of the river Seine.


The of is in the city's southwest on the Left Bank of the Seine.

As with itself, the 6th Arrondissement is hard to write about without using superlatives.

The of is probably best known for the hill of Montmartre which was the …

This large district occupies most of the West of Paris, extending east-west between the bends …

is a collection of modern high-rise office and residential buildings built according to an evolving central plan on the western outskirts of , beyond the last Parisian loop of the river Seine.

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The 11th Arrondissement is home to two quite different but equally blossoming centres of Parisian nightlife.

The is perhaps the most expensive area to live in .

The of 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.

The of is a diverse, "in between" section of the French capital.

The of Paris lies slightly off the beaten path, directly north of the Arc de Triomphe.

Although largely residential, the is best known for its northeastern quartier Montparnasse, for the Paris Catacombs and the Parc Montsouris.

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.

The of centres on the Canal Saint Martin and the restaurants and cafés which line its banks.

The of Paris is primarily a residential and business district in the southeast of Paris, on the of the Seine.

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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 .

The of 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.


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