- Life in Paris
In 2018, there was a record-setting 616 restaurants in Paris with at least one Michelin star, this included two new 3-star Michelin restaurants in Paris, breaking another record, giving the City of Light a total of 28 3-starred Michelin restaurants. 3-stars is the best! This isn’t just French food either, Paris has a strong international scene next to all of those brasseries and bistros.
The iconic Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and the view on top of Montmartre by the Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur, everywhere you go in Paris you are surrounded by landmarks. Some of these gems are ancient dating back to 1163 like the Notre Dame Cathedral or La Sainte-Chapelle completed in 1248.
From the 1st century AD to the present, Paris has had an extraordinary amount of green spaces within the city. Jardin des Tuileries, Jardin du Luxembourg and the Jardins du Palais Royal are all superb examples of beauty that have been in the heart of Paris since the 1st century. Plus, don’t forget the epic green spaces created by Napoleon III: the historic Parc Monceau, the Parc Montsouris, Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Bois de Vincennes (2,460-acre), Bois de Boulogne (2,090-acre).
Paris’ #1 museum is also the world’s largest and most visited museum ~ The Louvre. Plus, you have the famous Musée d’Orsay, Musée National d’Art Moderne (Centre Pompidou), Musée du Quai Branly and many others. The top 15 museums in Paris total over 25 million visitors per year.
Paris is the headquarters for all of the top fashion and shopping brands including Louis Vuitton (LVMH), Hermès, L’Oréal, Chanel, Cartier, Givenchy, plus many many more. You can find anything from around the world in Paris, it is the luxury capital of the world.