Born Global: Paris
Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world so there’s a good chance you’ve already been … and more than once. A city that has a timeless familiarity for first-time and frequent visitors, and residents alike, with instantly recognisable iconic architecture, exquisite cuisine and wine, chic boutiques and priceless art.
It is one of the great art repositories of the world, remains at the forefront of international fashion trends, and with over three dozen startup incubators, including the continent's largest, Paris is fast becoming Europe's innovation capital. Paris draws talent from all corners of the world; Australia is no exception.
Meet our members in Paris
Know before you go
Check out Smartraveller advice for the France - subscribe to updates and register your travel plans here.
Make the move
Thinking about making the move to Paris? You'll be able to find some helpful information on visa requirements here.
Things to do
Top experiences and sites? The Eiffel Tour is an obvious must, but check out Atlas Obscura's 112 Cool and Unusual Things to do in Paris and Brusied Passports' list of Alternative Things to do in Paris for some other ideas.
Unique to this city? See Paris via Walking Tour.
Did you know?
- Le mur des je t'aime, or The Wall Of Love in Paris, has the phrase "I love you" featured 311 times in 250 languages
- Before The Louvre was a museum, it started out as a fortress in the 12th century
- The Notre Dame Cathedral is the most popular monument in Paris and in all of France, beating even the Eiffel Tower
- Paris has many nicknames, but its most famous is "La Ville-Lumière," or rather, The City of Lights, a name it owes both to its fame as a centre of education and ideas and its early adoption of street lighting