Paris, a big city
Paris includes the city of Paris and its surroundings and is located in a basin. The total population of the metropolitan area is more than 13.000.000 and is one of the largest cities in Europe and the world. The area of the city of Paris is estimated at 105,4 square km, while the entire metropolitan area is more than 14.518 square km.
The city of Paris consists of 20 unequal geographical areas (arrondissements), which forms something that looks like a snail shell or coil-with the first compartment (1er arrondissement) being located at the center of the “spiral” and the rest at the outer points of the spiral curve, in the serial number. Each arrondissement is semi-autonomous, has its mayor and town hall.
Speaking of Paris, we could not miss the Seine River. The Seine divides Paris into two unequal banks, rive droite, the right bank and rive gauche, the left bank.
Paris means life
Each arrondissement in Paris has its own character, different aesthetics and hides its own history. As much as it may seem, the concentration of cultural sites in Paris is so wide that even some locals ignore their existence. That’s why it’s important to prepare your visit as best as you can.
In our travel guide, we have classified sites of high interest by geographical criteria (depending on the geographical area) and by category (restaurants, museums, theaters, etc.) so as to make it as easy as possible to access and search for information. To start your Paris tour, select the arrondissement or the category you are interested in.
Read before you go
With the Paris Pass, you have free access to all of Paris’s major museums and attractions.
The list includes more than 60 museums, and one bus tour in Paris. Along with the Paris Pass you will receive a card Paris Visite for your transportation to Paris, maps and a travel guide.