Paris, the capital of France, is an important European city and a world centre of art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th century urban landscape is cut by wide avenues and the Seine River. The city is known for monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Notre-Dame Cathedral, a Gothic construction from the 12th century, and is also famous for its café culture and famous designer shops in the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. - Google