Since 508 A.D, Paris is the capital of France, the largest country of Western Europe with 550 000 km2 (the second in population with 65 millions inhabitants).
Paris has 2.234 million inhabitants end 2011. She is the core of the Paris metropolitan area, officially known as Ile de France region (12 million people).
Paris is a modern and dynamic city with significant universities, cultural life, commercial, business, administrative, scientific and political activities.
Paris is a world capital city of shopping and fashion, with Chanel, Dior, Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent among many other top french fashion brands.
The French tradition of good food still prevails in many restaurants, including gastronomic restaurants and excellent family style places.
All of this turns Paris into a unique tourist city.