About Paris, France: Facts To Know Before Visiting

Paris, the capital of France – that much we know about Paris. What you really need to know about Paris is that it is also situated in the North Central part of France, also known as the city of lights! Paris has a wonderful historical and cultural heritage, which has attracted travelers around the world. When I think about Paris, what comes first to my mind is ‘the city of love.’ However, there is much more to Paris that travelers should be aware of. Paris is the hub of education, science, business, politics, media, arts and of course trendy fashion. If you are thinking about Paris and already planing your trip, you should be warned that the beauty of Paris will overwhelm you but surely give an unforgettable trip!

Facts About Paris For Travelers

About Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower Paris, France | (c) Photo By Beautiful Places To Visit

Climate in Paris

Interesting thing about Paris weather is it has a moderate climate, and the city’s average temperature during the winter is around 3°C to 8°C. The temperature in summer can be as high as 25°C and as low as 15°C. Rains can be expected anytime during the year, though they are not heavy showers and it pours only for a short span of time. It rarely snows in Paris.

Physical Characteristics About Paris

What’s interesting about Paris is, that it’s located on the Seine river and has two natural islands. They are Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint-Louis, which are connected to the city by bridges. The physical characteristics about Paris is that, it is a flat terrain and has an oval structure, with an area of 105.39 square kilometers and is near the Bay of Biscay and the English Channel in Western Europe. The neighboring cities of Paris are Rouen, Orleans, Amiens, Reims and La Mans.

Important Locations and Monuments

The list of locations and monuments in Paris are endless. However, there are few that should be on your list, if you are thinking about Paris. The city of Paris houses magnificent monuments with fabulous architectural works. These monuments reflect the proud historical past about Paris. Some of the popular monuments in the city are Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe and Versailles Palace.

  • The Eiffel Tower is 324 meters in height, weighs about 7,300 tons, and is the second-highest structure in the world France (Thank you for the correction @eurotriptips)
  • The Notre Dame Cathedral is situated on Ile de la Cite and is one of the best examples of the French Gothic architecture
  • The Louvre Museum is popular for its invaluable collection of sculptures, paintings and artifacts. The architecture of the Louvre museum has the touch of every ruler who ruled the city and is the most-visited museum in the world

The Champs Elysees is also a very famous location for fashion and entertainment, which is flanked by a good deal of cinemas, hotels, theaters, restaurants etc. When you think about Paris, this is heaven for people who love shopping for luxurious goods and products.

Tourism and Culture

Paris is well-known as the most romantic city in the world and is immensely popular among couples. Thinking about Paris alone will make you fall in love and everything else about Paris. It is one of the most favorite locations among tourists, with an average of 45 million people visiting the city every year. There is no surprise as there is so much about Paris to explore!

The fact that Paris houses many museums, theaters and opera houses shows the love of the Parisians for art and music. Opera Garnier and Opera Bastille are two of the largest opera houses of Paris. Exotic cuisines and delicacies from every part of the county can be found in Paris. It is a city known for its expensive and luxurious living and is the center for latest fashion trends. Some of the major festivals in Paris are Christmas, Bastille Day and the beginning of French Renaissance, which is celebrated on July 14.

The city of Paris is an amalgamation of ancient civilizations and modern cultures. It is said that people who visit Paris once, fall in love with this beautiful city forever. Now that you know a little more about Paris, take a trip and enjoy Paris, France.

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7 Responses to “About Paris, France: Facts To Know Before Visiting”

  1. Doreen Pendgracs says:

    You might like to add a point about the Parisians not being too friendly. We were stunned at how unfriendly and unhelpful the locals were. And that’s with a French-speaking friend along!

  2. Amy says:

    I’m going back to France soon for the first time in years. Thanks for the tips.

    • Shamis says:

      Hi Amy! Glad to hear that the tips are helpful! Have a great trip in France. Make sure you share your trip with us when you return. Bon Voyage!

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  4. JonathanN says:

    I always wanted to go to France! I believe this is the year .Thanks for posting this!