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Demographics Paris is home to some 2 million residents, with an additional 10 million people living in the surrounding metropolitan area. The city retains its reputation as a center for food, fashion, commerce and culture.

CultureParis is one of the world’s great centres of cultural life. In literature, music, cinema and, perhaps most of all, visual art, the city’s residents have made huge contributions to cultural innovation. Paris also continues to be one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, renowned for such sights as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg Gardens and the Louvre Museum, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “Mona Lisa.”

ClimateSpring in ParisParis is famously beautiful in the spring. Temperatures in the spring months climb to a comfortable 20°C by May, but nights can still be chilly in early spring.Summer in ParisJune is a popular month to visit Paris, The weather is usually warm and sunny, with average day time temperatures of around 25°C.Autumn in Paris The autumn weather in Paris can be overcast, wet and windy.Winter in ParisParisian winters are cold and wet. It rarely falls below freezing during the day, but occasional snows.

HistoryThe City of Lights was founded around 250 B.C.The history of Paris can be traced back to a Gallic tribe known as the Parisii, Julius Caesar and the Romans had taken over the area, which eventually became Christianized and known as Lutetia. In 987 A.D., Paris became the capital of France.During the French Renaissance period, from the late 15th century to the early 17th century, Paris became a center of art, architecture and science.


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