How to sum up Paris in just a few sentences? Countless books have been devoted to the French capital and one could read every page from front to back without getting close to exhausting all the wonders of the fabled City of Lights. Located on the River Seine, and originally known as Lutetia, Paris has been an important settlement since ancient times.
The history of France itself is inscribed in each of the city's many monuments and richly diverse neighbourhoods. From the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Elysees, and from Montmartre to Menilmontant and the Latin Quarter, Paris is overflowing with historic treasures, cultural landmarks and architectural delights. With so many different museums and things to see and do, there is always something for everyone.
The ultimate symbol of French culture, and a global capital of fashion and luxury goods, Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Visitors making the trip for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019™ will be spoiled for choice as they look to fill their time between matches.
Paris can pride itself on having hosted games at two separate FIFA World Cups™, in 1938 and 1998. Football first took root in the city in the early part of the 20th century, and various clubs have grown, prospered and sometimes faded away in the capital down the years. Paris Saint-Germain are the current local powerhouse, having been founded in 1970, and both the men's and women's teams have thrived since the club came under Qatari ownership at the start of the decade. While the men have racked up title after title at home and impressed in Europe, the women have also left their mark on the continental scene, and are currently the only side capable of challenging Lyon for domestic honours.