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Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. It lies on the banks of the Seine River in the north of the country, in the heart of the Île-de-France region.
Divided into the 20 districts - a kind of numbered parishes that develop from the center to the city limits, clockwise - the various neighborhoods of Paris retain their characteristics, which do not embarrass the elitist personality of Parisians.
Housing numerous monuments for its considerable political and economic role, Paris is also an important city in the history of the world. A symbol of French culture, the city attracts nearly 30 million visitors a year, and also occupies a preponderant place in the world of fashion and luxury.
Paris, the capital of France, known as the City of Light, is considered one of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities in Europe and the world. Accustomed over the centuries to dictating fashion and influencing the thinking of many generations, the city on the banks of the Seine River is undoubtedly one of the most visited destinations on the planet for its beautiful historical sites and cultural treasures, and for known as one of the most romantic destinations on the planet, which is why it receives thousands of honeymoon couples every year. The Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées Avenue, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Montmartre, Sacred Heart Basilica (Basilica of the Sacred Heart), Moulin Rouge and Louvre Museum are just some of the many famous attractions. They make Paris a must for travelers from all over the world.
Paris has a long tradition of nightlife. You don't have to look far to spend an exceptional night. With its theaters, shows and concert halls, Paris at night will make your stay unforgettable.
Paris is known worldwide as a city of excellent cuisine, wines and restaurants and is constantly evolving.
The best croissant, the best baguette, chocolates, foie gras and bistros today are foods that are sure to be enjoyed.
Some of the most famous specialties you can taste in Paris are Blanquette de veau (veal stew), Coq au Vin (rooster cooked in red wine) and assorted cheeses.
There are some more exotic delicacies you can also enjoy, such as Foie gras (goose liver or duck paste), Cuisses de grenouilles (frog thighs), Escargot (snails) and Caviar (non-sturgeon roe). fertilized, salted, preferably unpasteurized (fresh) and without any other additive, coloring or preservative).
In the field of desserts, some traditional are Crème br leitelée (cream), Crêpes (thin pancakes), Chocolate Mousse, Pâtisserie (traditional confectionery, which includes, for example, Macarons) and Mille-feuilles ( a thousand sheets).
In addition to bourgeois cuisine, which includes all classic dishes, and regional cuisine (cuisine de terroir), France is the birthplace of cuisine nouvelle, characterized by being prepared in a short time, with light sauces and smaller portions, presented in a unique way. refined and decorative. You can discover some of the palates of this type of cuisine during your visit to Paris.
France also has a very rooted wine culture, so it is worth trying some of the wines produced in the region.
Paris lies in the middle of the Ile de France region, which has the least rainfall in France, however, the city is known for its unexpected rainfall that can occur at any time of the year. Summer temperatures are mild to warm with occasional hot flashes, while winters are very cold with temperatures hovering around the freezing point.
Average temperatures in Paris usually range from 5 ° C (41 ° F) during winter to 20 ° C (68 ° F) in summer. July is the warmest month of the year, and January is the coldest.
Spring, from March to May, is the driest season. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed in all other seasons. The average annual rainfall is 607-641 mm (24-25 inches).
Thanks to its temperate climate, however, snowfall is sometimes very heavy in Paris.
The windiest months in Paris are usually from November to January, averaging 21-23 km / h. (13-14 mph). During the rest of the year, the city enjoys a pleasant breeze of 15-18 km / h (9-11 mph).
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