Paris is known as one of the most romantic cities on planet earth. It is the biggest city and the capital of France. Paris is located in the northern part of the country. For around 1000 years, Paris was the largest city located in the western world. From the 16th through the 19th centuries, Paris was the biggest in the world. The city is considered environmentally friendly and is considered the most liveable as well.

Paris is considered one of the world’s major global cities and influences areas such as education, politics, fashion, entertainment, and the arts and sciences. There are many international organizations that have their headquarters within the city, such as OECD, UNESCO, Paris Club, and the International Chamber of Commerce.

The weather in Paris is typical of Western Europe, which can be described as mild as well as moderately wet. The summer months see warm temperatures with an average between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. The spring and fall see mild days. During the winter, there is rarely much sunshine, but the temperatures typically stay above freezing averaging around seven degrees Celsius. Accumulating snow is rare, but there are occasional snowfalls.

The city is divided into 20 districts that are called arrondissements. One of the best maps of the city can be purchased for around €3-5 at any newsstand is the Paris Pratique par Arrondissement. This will make navigation of the city much easier. Each district of the city has something unique to offer.

The Jardin des Tuileries, Les Halles, Musee du Louvre, and the Palais Royal are located in district one and offer a good starting place for touring the city. The second district is the central area for business in the city. The fourth district offers the Notre-Dame de Paris and the Hotel de Ville. Planning your trip is made easier with the purchase of the map.

The best way to get around the city and by far the cheapest is on foot or by using the Metro. If you want to visit the areas around the city, make sure you take advantage of car hire in Paris.

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