Holiday Inn Paris - Porte de Clichy
Paris, France's capital and largest metropolis, is the country's most populous metropolis. Paris was one of Europe's leading financial, diplomatic, commercial, fashion, gastronomic, scientific, and artistic centers in the seventeenth century. After Singapore, Paris was the world's second most expensive city, followed by Zürich, Hong Kong, Oslo, and Geneva. Another source put Paris on par with Singapore and Hong Kong as the costliest city, in 2018.
The romantic mood that pervades Paris has earned it the moniker "City of Love." In reality, The City of Love isn't just a nickname for Paris; it's the perfect description for the city's amorous feelings, as anyone who has visited the French capital will attest. Two international airports, Paris–Charles de Gaulle and Paris–Orly, serve Paris as a major rail, highway, and air transportation hub. Paris is also famed for its museums and architectural sites. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic and a decrease in the number of international visitors, the number of visitors fell by 72 percent to 2.7 million in 2020, although it remained the most frequented art museum. Rodin's and Picasso's works are on display in the Musée Rodin and the Musée Picasso.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site along the Seine in the city center includes the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris on the Île de la Cité, which is now closed for renovations following the fire on April 15, 2019. In terms of hotel stays, Paris welcomed 38 million tourists in 2019, with the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and China accounting for the majority of international visitors. In 2019, it was recognized as the world's second most visited travel destination, trailing behind Bangkok and barely ahead of London.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, tourism to Paris and its vicinity plummeted to 17.5 million visitors in 2020, with a 78 percent decline in foreign tourists measured by hotel stays and a 56 percent decline in French guests, for a total reduction of 68 percent. The rugby union club Stade Français and the football club Paris Saint-Germain are both situated in Paris. The 80,000-seat Stade de France is located just north of Paris in the neighboring commune of Saint-Denis and was erected for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. On the red clay of Roland Garros, Paris holds the annual French Open Grand Slam tennis event. In 1900 and 1924, the city hosted the Olympic Games, and in 2024, it will host the Summer Olympics.