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City of lights

Mythical, trendy, historic, popular, unusual … Paris offers so many faces. From its essentials to its typical sites, one should visit the French capital walking in order to discover its artistic, architectural and cultural riches or the many facets of its neighborhoods. From the Champs Elysées to the Eiffel Tower, passing the famous flame of the Pont de l’Alma, from the Seine to Notre Dame, the Louvre and its greatest masterpieces, a huge range of walks are possible along History and its exceptional remains. As Paris is punctuated with typical as much as hectic living districts, you’d better wear comfortable shoes if you do not want to miss anything!

Connected, smart and sustainable city

Real capital of the start-ups, a world leader in innovation, Paris reinvents itself and attracts talents through its economic dynamism. To add to its appeal, it improves every day the accompanying conditions for young companies.

The City encourages citizen participation, openness of data, joint construction projects, support to the innovation ecosystem and network interconnection.

Paris combines technological solutions and open methods to address the greatest  urban challenges and ensure ecological transition. Ingenious, sustainable and connected, Paris offers companies all the advantages of a modern city.

Capital of major international sports events 

Since the hosting of the UEFA EURO 2016, Paris has turned into the capital of major international sports events. Thanks to its high-level venues such as the Parc des Princes, Roland-Garros or the Accorhotels arena, Paris organises each year spectacular events in a sustainable way, like the Men’s Handball World Championship in 2017, the Ryder Cup in 2018 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019.  The sports agenda for the upcoming years is already overflowing with a NBA game or the Eurobasket women in 2021, and the Rugby World Cup in 2023!

In 2024, Paris will organize the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the third time in its history. This represents a unique opportunity for Paris to drive change by combating climate change, rethinking our lifestyles, stepping up the fight against all forms of discrimination, getting more people involved in sport and increasing citizen engagement. As a catalyst of local public policies, the Games will leave a strong legacy for Paris and the Parisians.

  • Country: France
  • Population: 2,241,346 inhab.
  • Mayor: Mrs. Anne Hidalgo
  • Area: 105,49 km2
  • Official language: French
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  • Olympic events: Summer Olympic Games 1900, 1924 & 2024
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