The "City of Light" has an unrivalled charm, the legacy of a history that has crossed several centuries, bringing with it historic monuments and emblematic cultural sites: Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Beaubourg, the Musée d'Orsay and the Garnier Opera House to name just a few. Its architectural style, the glittering Seine River that runs through the city, its undeniable elegance and the love of culture and spirit of the Parisians make Paris a city without equal. To discover the beauty and romance of the place, one must stroll and explore the brasseries and cafés, the trendy boutiques, the museums and parks, and enjoy the most incredible gastronomic scene.
The city was probably inhabited as early as 4200 BC. The Roman conquest in 52 BC completely transformed the city resulting in grandiose Roman architecture, such as theatres and palaces, as well the city was renamed Lutetia. Over the centuries, the city faced many wars and battles, including the Hundred Years War, the French Revolution, and had a central role in World War I. Despite this disruption, Paris has been very fortunate to survive with its iconic monumental historical and cultural landmarks such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, and the Louvre.