The first step to European Union

Paris is one of the most visited cities of the world with more than 27 million visitors each year, attracted by all the romantic and historic charms that the city has to offer. Paris also offers a privileged access to Europe thanks to its numerous links to most European Capitals. Some of the 500 largest companies have set up their headquarters in La Defense, the business center, and surrounding Paris, to benefit from its international context and its European economical opportunities.

World leader in Fashion, Luxury goods and Gastronomy

Paris is known as a capital of chic for its fashion weeks and with its luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix and Yves Saint Laurent. Each high fashion company has its own identity, mixing the traditional glamour and the radical chic of today’s fashion style. France is known for its finest cheeses, the elongated crispy bread called “baguette”, the “charcuterie” and the wine. Pavement vendors, cafe terraces, bistros, brasseries, and elegant restaurants offer different but specific « Parisian Fare ».

The city of Lights

Maintaining the imprint of the ancient past, Paris illuminates its thousand years heritage every night so that every prestigious monument can sparkle, such as Notre-Dame de Paris, the Eiffel Tower, and the Seine River. The historical capital has inspired many artists, writers, philosophers and composers. Countless novels and film shootings have also built up the city’s image as the capital of romance. Thousands years of history have made Paris a city rich in architectures and monuments perfectly preserved. Paris also homes thousands of museums with an exceptional concentration of treasures: collection of paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and photography exhibitions. 

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