Paris is the capital of France as well as the most famous city in the country. Paris is well known around the world, welcoming around 18 million visitors annually. The city has always been famous for its famous landmarks, fashion stores, gastronomic cuisine, cafés and bakeries.
As France’s symbol in the world, and the showcase of Paris, today it welcomes almost 7 million visitors a year (around 75% of whom are foreigners), making it the most visited monument that you have to pay for in the world.
The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
The Louvre or the Louvre Museum, is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris. In 2016, the Louvre was the world's most visited art museum, receiving 7.3 million visitors.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark and the second most visited monument in Paris, the basilica stands at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city.
The Palace of Versailles was the principal royal residence of France from 1682, under Louis XIV, until the start of the French Revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI. It is located in the department of Yvelines, in the region of Île-de-France, about 20 kilometers southwest of the centre of Paris.
The cathedral is consecrated to the Virgin Mary and considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Its pioneering use of the rib vault and flying buttress, its enormous and colorful rose windows. Major components that make Notre Dame stand out include one of the world's largest organs and its immense church bells.