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Paris is the capital of France and, along with London, is the most important financial city in Europe. Paris is also the most popular tourist destination in the world, with more than 42 million visitors a year
It has some of the most famous landmarks in the world: the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Champs-Elysees Avenue, the Arc de Triomphe, the Basilica of Sacré Cœur, the Hôtel National des Invalides, the Pantheon, the Grande Arche, the Palais Garnier and the district of Montmartre, amongst others. It is also home to internationally famous institutions: the Louvre (the most famous and popular museum in the world), the Orsay Museum and the French National Natural History Museum.
Paris has played an important part in western cultural and artistic history. Many of the most famous French people were born, trained or worked here, including René Descartes, Molière, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Émile Zola, Alexandre Dumas, Edgar Degas and Claude Monet, amongst many others.
Paris has many very popular museums