Paris: Top 5 must-see sites of the amazing 'City of Light'
Situated on the Seine River, in the northern part of France, Paris is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Paris is the capital and most populous city of France.
Paris is often referred to as ‘La Ville-Lumière' (The City of Light). It is said that the city earned this title because of its reputation as a centre of education and ideas during the Age of Enlightenment. The name took on a more literal sense when Paris became one of the first European cities to adopt gas street lighting. In 1860s, streets of Paris were illuminated by fifty-six thousand gas lamps.
The city is known to be one of the most romantic cities in the world making it a perfect break for couples.
Paris has one of the largest GDPs in the world USS 845 billion in 2011. Today, it is one of the world's leading tourist destinations.
Here goes Top 5 must-see sites in Paris: