Paris, France (C/N)

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Paris is the most populous city and capital of France.  It is situated on the River Seine, in the north of the country, at the heart of theÎle-de-France region. Within its administrative limits, the city had 2,234,105 inhabitants in 2009 while its metropolitan area is one of the largest population centers in Europe with more than 12 million inhabitants.

An important settlement for more than two millennia, by the late 12th century Paris had become a walled cathedral city that was one of Europe’s foremost centers of learning and the arts and the largest city in the Western world until the turn of the 18th century. Paris was the focal point for many important political events throughout its history, including the French Revolution. Today it is one of the world’s leading business and cultural centers, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, science, fashion and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major cities.

Dr. Alan Grant took a sabbatical from Montana State University, in order to lecture about the latest dinosaur discoveries in Paris. John Arnold once vacationed in Paris, proclaiming it was like a theme park, only that it was expensive and the park employees were disagreeable.