Informations pratiques Paris

Paris overview

Paris, the capital of France, has about 2.2 million inhabitants -more than 12 million with urban surroundings.

Paris is located in the northern part of France and is crossed by the Seine. It is divided into 20 districts with a total area of 105 square kilometers.

Paris is a political and economic capital of the country and with the main government buildings:

  • The President Office and key ministries
  • Parliament
  • The Senate

  • Many cultural events and festivals are held in Paris especially between May and October:

  • The Paris Marathon (April)
  • Gay Pride (June)
  • The Music Festival (June 21st)
  • Paris Plage (July / August) that transforms the banks of the Seine into beaches
  • Techno Parade (September)
  • White nights (October)
  • International Fair of Contemporary Art - FIAC - the Grand Palais (October)

  • To learn more about the events in Paris, the website of the city of Paris [] provides all the practical information.