Paris (France) – the most detailed information about the city with a photo. The main attractions of Paris with descriptions, guides and maps.

City of Paris (France)
Paris is the capital and largest city of France, located in the northern part of the country on the banks of the Seine River in the center of the Île-de-France region. It is one of the most romantic and fashionable cities in the world, which attracts millions of tourists with its famous sights, magnificent architecture, fashionable boutiques and a special atmosphere of love and freedom.

Панорама ночного Парижа

Paris is a dream city. Who has not heard this catchphrase, who did not want to visit Paris, and after visiting again come back here.

This city attracts absolutely everyone: lovers of fashion and romance, art and history, architecture and food. Here you will find absolutely everything: world-famous museums, the most fashionable shops, interesting sights, cozy restaurants and the most romantic places.

Paris is a city of love and light, the capital of fashion and a literary paradise, a city of a thousand faces that makes you fall in love at first sight.

Панорама Парижа

Antiquity. Paris grew up on the site of the ancient settlement of the Parisian tribe – Lutetia. This is a Celtic tribe in the 3rd century BC. built a fortified settlement on the island of Cité. Trade was the basis of their economy. In 52 BC. they joined the revolt of the Gauls. In the same year they were defeated by the Romans at the Battle of Lutetia. The Romans rebuilt the city. An aqueduct, baths, an amphitheater, and a forum were erected here. In the 4th century the city was besieged by the Franks. After a ten-year siege – taken. It became the capital of the Frankish state in the 5th century.

Middle Ages. At the beginning of the 5th century, Paris became the capital of the Merovingian state. In the 6th century, the city grew rapidly and was built. This was greatly facilitated not only by its political function, but also by trade. In the 7th century, the city ceased to be the capital of the Frankish state. In the 10th century, Paris again became the capital after the coronation of the first king of France from the Capet dynasty. Until the 12th century, the population of the city was mainly concentrated on the island-fortress of Cite. The royal residence was located here until the 14th century. In the 12th-13th century, there was an active settlement of the right bank of the Seine. In the first half of the 15th century, during the Hundred Years War, the city was occupied by the British. From the middle of the 15th century to the middle of the 16th century the capital was moved to Tours.

Остров Сите - древнейшее место Парижа