- Tourist Information
Paris, the capital of France, is located in
northern central France. Central Paris is
divided in two by the Seine, with 20 districts
or arrondissements. The Rive Droite includes
the Avenue des Champs-Élysées
which runs west to the Arc de Triomphe. East
of the avenue is the Musée du Louvre,
the Centre Georges Pompidou and an area of
museums, restaurants and shops. South of the
Centre Georges Pompidou on the Île de
la Cité is the world-famous Notre Dame.
The Rive Gauche on the south side is where
you will find the Eiffel Tower.
PARIS GENERAL INFORMATION AND
Status: Capital city
Area: 105 sq km
Population: 2.15 million
Currency: Euro banknotes and coins.
Euro coins are denominated in 1 and 2 Euro,
then 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents. Euro notes
are denominated in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200,
and 500 Euro.
Time Zone: GMT/UTC +1 (Central European
Country dialing code: +33
Telephone area code: 01
Religion: Majority are Catholics, a
small percentage are Protestant, Jewish and
Tourism: 20 million visitors annually
Layout: Consists of 20 Arrondissements
Weights and Measures: Metric measurements
Tipping: 15 to 20%