100 Properties for sale in Paris, Paris - Île-de-France, France
Paris is a huge city, but the Ville actually only takes up 10% of its total land area, and is made up of 20 arrondissements. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with 45 million visitors each year, Paris is also one of the richest regions, with a GDP to rival that of some small countries. The Industrial Revolution during the times of Napoleon III and Haussmann was a time of great urban renovation, seeing the construction of many of the wide avenues and neo-classical mansions that are so symbolic of Parisian architecture today. The city survived both World Wars largely unscathed, and this sense of history has inspired a melting pot of artists, writers and philosophers throughout the 20th century. The most expensive arrondissements, popular with investors after a safe bet, are those that flank the Seine, while the most affordable areas are considered to be the 10th, 18th, 19th and 20th arrondissements.
Access from UK
By air: Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly
By train: Eurostar to Paris, most onward buses and trains to Seine-et-Marne leave from Gare de Lyon
By road: Paris is 296km from Calais
Average annual temperature: (Paris): 8.9°C/16°C
Average annual rainfall: 637.4mm
Average annual sunshine hours: 1,661.6
One of the most recognisable landmarks in Europe, the Eiffel Tower is one of the city's most popular attractions, while the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world. Other iconic sites include the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame cathedral and Sacré-Coeur. No trip to the French capital would be complete without a stroll along the Champs-Élysées, and Montmartre with its village-like atmosphere and pavement artists is not to be missed. Meanwhile the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Jardin des Tuileries offer pretty green spaces, and there are endless shopping opportunities too, but be sure to visit Galeries Lafayette.