Paris law firm
10 place Vendôme
75001 Paris (France)
Paris, sometimes known as “City of love” or “City of lights” – due to the early adoption of urban lighting in the nineteenth century – is, above all, one of the most important economic centres in Europe, being the second metropolitan area after London.
It is the second touristic destination in the world, with more than 42 million visitors per year.
Paris is synonym of culture, fashion, architecture, universities, gastronomy, innovation… It houses everything one could wish to know and, combining tradition and modernity, it is a city that never ceases to surprise and even fascinate its visitors.
Historic cradle of architectural projects as a result of the industrial revolution and its famous exhibitions, it soon became the main city in the country, evidenced by the enormous demographic growth of recent decades. Paris and its great belt counts more than 12 million inhabitants who live and work in the “Ile de France”, as they call the Parisian region.
The French capital is home to the headquarters of almost half of the large French companies, as well as the local headquarters of many of the largest in the world (in the Défense district).
As the capital of France, Paris is the seat of the central government and administration and hosts the main foreign diplomatic representations. It is a city of great importance in the field of European administration.
Despite the shift of the centres of power to other areas in the 21st century, Paris has always been one of the world economy’s engines. If Paris were a country, this region would be the seventeenth largest economy in the world as its GDP is larger than that of the Netherlands and Turkey, and practically identical to that of Indonesia.