Paris is by far the largest city in France. It is not only the capital, but the very heart of the country. Parisians set the tone for the rest of the countrymen and their views, culture and preferences also have worldwide influence. People travel to Paris from around the world to explore the city’s pretty streets, major museums, fabulous eateries and many cultural and historic sites.
Number of Tourists
The city attracts many visitors from nearby countries such as the Great Britain and Italy. Paris also attracts visitors from much further away. People from the United States visit Paris by the thousands each year. More than 20 million people in total are said to come to this city each year. A vast underground subway system and a network of buses and taxis makes it easy for the uninitiated to travel from one arrondissement (neighborhood) of Paris to another.
Paris is home to more than 75,000 hotels rooms. Those who travel to Paris will find a wide range of accommodations. Visitors can choose from small intimate boutique hotels just up the block from the Seine, to larger hotel chains such as Ibis. There are also very grand hotels such as the Saint James Paris hotel and the Hotel de Vendome. Many hotels offer guests a full breakfast that is included in the price of the room. The city also has a network of hostels that offer minimal accommodations for those on a tiny budget.
Paris has roughly 8,000 restaurants. Visitors will find many cafes that offer a simple meal paired with an appropriate wine. They also may make advance reservations for upscale meals in Michelin starred restaurants such as Guy Savoy, Pierre Gagnaire or Taillavent. A traditional Parisian meal starts with a choice of appetizers such as a selection of cured meats or a soup such as vichyssoise. The meal continues with a main course such as a beef with peppercorn sauce or a coq au vin or chicken in wine sauce. A standard French dessert such as crème caramel or apple tart tatin is usually offered to guests as part of prix-fixe meal or one that offers two to three courses.
There are more than 50 museums in Paris. Visitors can see world-class Impressionist paintings at the renovated Musee d’Orsay or the three parts of the Louvre. They can explore the natural world at the City of Science and Industry Museum or see the latest modern art sensation at the Pompidou Center.
Travelers can take an elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower, walk up the steps of the Sacre Coeur or even tour the city’s sewers. Other historic sites of note include the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the 12th century Saint Chappelle filled with huge stained glass windows. Paris is home to two major parks: the Bois du Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes. Each lies on the edge of the city and offers visitors a pleasant escape from concrete streets.
- Simple Present Tense
1 Paris is by far the largest city in France.
The simple Present say that something was true in the past , is true in the present, and will true in the future. It used for general statements of fact.
2. Travelers can take an elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower, walk up the steps of the Sacre Coeur or even tour the city’s sewers
The Simple Present is used to habitual or everyday activity
People travel to Paris from around the world to explore the city’s pretty streets, major museums, fabulous eateries and many cultural and historic sites.
In that Sentence and connects three or more nouns, so commas are used.
It is not only the capital, but the very heart of the country
But is called conjunction. In that sentense use comma. Commas are usually used when connects two complete sentences.
The city attracts many visitors from nearby countries such as the Great Britain and Italy
A simple sentence, also called an independent clause, contains a subject and a verb, and it expresses a complete thought
A vast underground subway system and a network of buses and taxis makes it easy for the uninitiated to travel from one arrondissement (neighborhood) of Paris to another.
A compound sentence contains two independent clauses joined by a coordinator. The coordinators are as follows: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. (Helpful hint: The first letter of each of the coordinators spells FANBOYS.