Paris is the capital of France and it's largest city. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of Île-de-France. The actual city of Paris has an estimated population of 2,167,994 but the Paris suburbs and metropolitian area has a population of over 11 million,and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe. An important city for more than two millennia, Paris is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centres, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. Paris and the Paris Region, with €533.6 billion (US$731.3 billion) in 2007, produces more than a quarter of the gross domestic product (GDP) of France. The Paris Region hosts 37 of the Fortune Global 500 companies in several business districts, notably La Défense, the largest purpose-built business district in Europe. Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with 45 million tourists every year in the Paris Region, 60% of whom are foreign visitors.

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Laura, Katie and chloe 9 June, 2010

i think this is a bit plain because there are no pictures and makes it boring to read if you don't have any pictures or diargram or maps to look at! i went straight to google images so i could have a picture to look at!

Parag 20 July, 2010

I hav a dream of goin 2 Paris

guhjhty 3 December, 2010

im goin to paris when im im secondary scool :)

chenielle atkins 23 January, 2011

im goin to paris for the weekend with my fiance for my birthday so looking forwrd to it x

kaiser 15 July, 2011

i just got bk from paris ... best week of my liiiffee !!!!

Paramjit 4 March, 2012

I have a drem i am going paris

Emma 15 March, 2012

I just got back from Paris, it was beautiful at night wehn eerything was lit up

Paul 22 August, 2012

Paris is a place 2 be most likely nw

Johnny 9 November, 2012

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paris 17 January, 2013

i love it it looks great!

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