The city of Paris, located on the Seine river in northern France, is the capital of France and its largest city. While the earliest human inhabitation goes back to 4200 BC, the first significant settlement was established by the Romans by the end of the 1st century AD. Paris became the capital of France in 1437, when Charles VI reclaimed the city. Nowadays the urban area of Paris has a population of almost 10 million inhabitants. The city of Paris has a huge collection of historical buildings, monuments, museums and interesting modern architecture and is a primary tourist magnet.

01 Cathedral Notre Dame 02 Notre Dame cathedral tower 03 Notre Dame cathedral facade 04 Notre Dame cathedral left gate 05 Notre Dame door decoration 06 Notre Dame cathedral tower
07 Notre Dame cathedral tower 08 Cathedral Notre Dame 09 Notre Dame cathedral circular window 10 French cafe 11 Brasserie
12 Palais de Justice palace 13 Palais de Justice palace 14 Pedestrian area - Marais 15 Building facade - Marais 16 Cafe - Marais
17 Ice cream parlour - Marais 18 Centre Pompidou 19 Centre Pompidou 01 Bazar de l Hotel de Ville department store 02 Bazar de l Hotel de Ville department store
03 Hotel de Ville 04 Hotel de Ville 05 Hotel de Ville central tower 06 Hotel de Ville roof 07 Hotel de Ville
08 Hotel de Ville facade 09 Hotel de Ville 10 Hotel de Ville 01 Louvre palace
02 Louvre palace 03 Louvre palace 04 Louvre palace 05 Louvre carrousel square
06 Louvre palace wing 07 Louvre palace wing roof 08 Louvre glass pyramid 09 Louvre palace
10 Louvre palace court 11 Louvre palace 12 Louvre glass pyramid at sunset 13 Louvre glass pyramid at sunset 14 Louvre glass pyramid at sunset
15 Louvre glass pyramid at sunset 16 Louvre glass pyramid at sunset 17 Louvre glass pyramid at sunset 18 Louvre pyramid and place du carrousel
01 Seine river 02 Tourist boat in Seine river 03 Tourist boat in Seine river 04 Seine river
05 Seine river 06 Seine river bridge 07 Seine river and Hotel de Ville 08 Seine river
09 Seine river 10 Seine river and Quai Orsay 11 Pont des Invalides bridge and Eiffel tower 12 Concorde bridge at night
13 Concorde bridge at night 01 Eiffel tower 02 Eiffel tower 03 Eiffel tower 04 Eiffel tower and Champ de Mars 05 Eiffel tower
06 Eiffel tower 07 Basement and tourists 08 Tower and staircases 09 South tower ticket booth 10 People queuing up at Eiffel tower
11 East tower and ticket booth 12 Eiffel tower 13 Merry go round 14 Alissia on the Merry-go-round 15 Eiffel tower at sunset 16 Eiffel tower at dusk
17 Eiffel tower at night 18 Eiffel tower at night 01 Merry go round and ferris wheel 02 Ferris wheel 03 Statue of Theseus killing Minotaur 04 Ferris wheel
05 Jardin de Tuileries 06 Jardin de Tuileries 07 Sunset view of Tuileries park and Place Concorde 08 Lamppost on Place Concorde
09 Lamppost on Place Concorde 10 Ornamental gate of Jardin de Tuileries 11 Obelisk on Place Concorde at night 12 Obelisk on Place Concorde at night 13 Fountain on Place Concorde at night 14 Fountain on Place Concorde at night
01 Petit palais 02 Petit palais main entrance 03 Grand palais 04 Grand palais
05 Pont Alexandre III bridge 06 Bronze statue of Winston Churchill 07 Pont Alexandre III bridge 08 Gilded statue on column 09 Pont Alexandre III bridge
10 Pont Alexandre III bridge 11 Grand palais roof 12 Pont Alexandre III bridge at night 13 Pont Alexandre III bridge at night 14 Quadriga at night
15 Grand palais at night 16 Petit palais main entrance at night 17 Gilded statue on column 18 Gilded statue on column 01 Narrow street 02 Narrow street
03 Narrow street 04 Building facade 05 Basilique du sacre coeur 06 Basilique du sacre coeur 07 Basilique du sacre coeur 08 Basilique du sacre coeur
09 Basilique du sacre coeur 10 Basilique du sacre coeur 11 Basilique du sacre coeur 12 Basilique du sacre coeur 01 EDF tower 02 La Defense square
03 Les Quatre Temps department store 04 Les Quatre Temps department store 05 La Defense square 06 Grande arche 07 Grande arche
08 La Defense square 09 Grande arche 10 Grande arche wall 11 Grande arche 12 Grande arche
13 La Defense square 14 Skyscrapers 15 People sitting on staircase 16 Dome IMAX spherical cinema 17 Grande arche
18 Grande arche 19 Areva tower 20 Skyscrapers 21 Shopping mall interior 22 Shopping mall interior 01 Paris skyline
02 Paris skyline 03 Paris panorama view 04 Paris panorama view 01 Sorbonne university
02 Sorbonne university 03 Sorbonne university 04 Arc de Triomphe and Place Etoile 05 Arc de Triomphe and Place Etoile 06 Arc de Triomphe and Place Etoile
07 Arc de Triomphe detail 08 Arc de Triomphe detail 09 Arc de Triomphe detail 10 St Alexandre Nevski Russian Orthodox cathedral 11 St Alexandre Nevski Russian Orthodox cathedral 12 Bastille square column
13 Bastille opera 14 Bastille opera 15 Bastille square 16 Les Invalides hospital and chapel dome
17 Les Invalides 18 Les Invalides hospital and chapel dome at night
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