Paris, capital of France
Renowned for its art de vivre, cuisine, fashion and monuments,
France is the world’s number one tourist destination. In 2018, it welcomed nearly 90 million visitors.
France is the sixth largest economy in the world and the second largest in Europe. Paris, the capital, is the main gateway to it.
A major marketplace
With a GDP of €681 billion, Paris is a leading business destination.
The French capital welcomes 50 million visitors, and 100,000 exhibitors participate in professional events. About 35% of travellers come to Paris for business, whether for company events or trade shows.
Every year, approximately 440 trade shows and exhibitions are held in Paris, attracting around 8 million visitors.
Paris has the highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies:
54,2 million square metres
of office space
Easy access and intermodality
With extensive air, rail and road connections, Paris is connected to any major European city in less than two hours. This represents 500 million consumers less than 2 hours from Paris.
Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly Airports, located north and south of the city, connect Paris to European destinations and the whole world.
Tourism in France
France has medieval cities, mountain villages and beaches. The country is also famous for its wines and fine cuisine. The Paris region boasts four major tourist sites classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the medieval city of Provins, the Château de Versailles, the Château de Fontainebleau and the banks of the Seine.
Paris, the capital, is famous for its fashion houses, its museums of classical art, including the Louvre, and its monuments such as the Eiffel Tower. With such a dense cultural life, Paris also has the largest number of theatres in Europe.
The capital stands out from its competitors thanks to a varied and multi-segment accommodations offer, from boutique hotels to luxurious resorts that count approximately 152,000 rooms.
The goal is to welcome 100 million tourists to Paris by 2022. [Source: Paris.fr & Wikipedia France].