DISCOVER AND EXPLORE A UNIQUE AND BREATHTAKING CULTURAL HERITAGE
Paris is one of the most famous cities of art and culture in the world, its museums and all its monuments form a breathtaking digest of the artistic history of Europe and the world.
Paris was ranked as the most popular city in the world in 2018. It is a universal historic, cultural and artistic center. The French capital has always been able to bring together different types of culture, from the most refined to the most entertaining. A cultural city to discover, explore and love without moderation.
How Paris really came to be called ‘The City of Light’?
Paris was nicknamed the “City of Light” (not City of Lights) originally because it was a vast center of education and ideas during the Age of Enlightenment. In 1828, Paris began lighting the Champs-Elysées with gas lamps. It was the first city in Europe to do so, and so earned the nickname “La Ville–Lumière” or The City of Light. At the time, Paris was one of the first European cities to adopt street lighting, but the nickname really gained the most traction during the Age of Enlightenment that followed.
THE GREAT PARISIAN MONUMENTS
The monuments bear witness to the very long history of the capital. Our Lady, the Sainte-Chapelle, Conciergerie, the Pantheon, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré-Coeur, the Opera Garnier.
ART EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS IN PARIS
Art exhibitions are particularly numerous in Paris. You will find necessarily to your liking: contemporary art, Art Nouveau, classical arts, photography, sculpture, painting. You can find it along the Seine, on the gates of the Luxembourg Gardens, Champs-Elysées, Beaubourg or SaintGermain-des-Prés districts