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Paris named top tourist destination

Paris named top tourist destination
11 Mar 2014

Despite stiff competition from other cities dotted around the world, Paris remains the must-visit destination in the eyes of tourists.

That is according to a new set of figures, which show that some 32.3 million people visited Paris in 2013, thereby solidifying its place as the world's top tourist destination.

The figure is based on hotel occupancy rates and suggests that despite other cities offering better weather and other attractions, the world's most romantic destination cannot be beaten.

Indeed, the regional tourism body noted that despite tough economic times, Paris enjoyed its highest number of foreign visitors in ten years.

Almost 15.5 million foreign visitors entered the French capital in 2013, which represents an 8.2 per cent increase from the year earlier.

But if you are intending to visit Paris in the coming months, which attractions should you make sure you visit?

Eiffel Tower

Among the most iconic sights anywhere in the world, the Eiffel Tower welcomes millions of visitors every year and is the dominant structure on the Paris skyline.

You can take the lift to the top of the monument and enjoy an amazing view across one of the most historic cities on earth.

No trip to Paris is complete without stopping at this sight.

Champs-Elysees

The Champs-Elysees is perhaps among the most famous avenues anywhere in the world. It is best known as being home to a huge range of designer stores, but there's more to this part of Paris than you may realise.

Indeed, there are also cinemas, cafes and other sorts of stores to be found here. So, if you're a shopaholic, you really cannot miss out on the fun.

Louvre

Are you a fan of art? If so, then Paris is the city for you as it is home to some of the most impressive artwork anywhere in the world.

Among the best of the museums is the Louvre, which is where you will find the Mona Lisa, among other famous artworks.ADNFCR-408-ID-801702394-ADNFCR

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