Paris

Capital and largest city of France

Paris is the capital and largest city of France. With an official estimated population of 2,102,650 residents as of 1 January 2023 in an area of more than 105 km2 (41 sq mi), Paris is the fourth-largest city in the European Union and the 30th most densely populated city in the world in 2022. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of the world's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, culture, fashion, and gastronomy. For its leading role in the arts and sciences, as well as its early and extensive system of street lighting, in the 19th century, it became known as the City of Light.

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Alfie Hewett and doubles partner Gordon Reid have been named in ParalympicsGB's wheelchair tennis team for Paris.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 30 minutes ago

Adam Peaty admits he wanted to quit swimming after his life came "crashing down" but the Briton is back aiming for a historic third Olympic gold.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 4 hours ago

South Sudan defeat Great Britain 84-81 at London's Copper Box Arena as they prepare for this month's Olympics in Paris.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 11 hours ago

Reigning champions Sophie Wells and Natasha Baker are both included on the Great Britain Para-equestrian team for Paris.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 20 hours ago

Police and soldiers are descending on central Paris as security ramps up ahead of the Olympics' opening ceremony next week.
Credit: Sky News - Published 21 hours ago

BBC TV channels and times, plus radio and online coverage details for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 21 hours ago

British sprinter Daryll Neita tells BBC Sport she believes she can win her first individual global medals when she contests the 100m and 200m at Paris 2024.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 day ago

British sprinter Daryll Neita tells BBC Sport she believes she can win her first individual global medals when she contests the 100m and 200m at Paris 2024.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 day ago

Two-time Olympic medallist Daryll Neita speaks to BBC Sport's Natalie Pirks about her ambitions for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 day ago

Paris' mayor hopped into the Seine and walked away clean ... a huge relief to her 'cause tons of people said they were going to relieve themselves in the river..
Credit: TMZ.com - Published 2 days ago

The mayor of Paris has swum in the Seine in an effort to prove its cleanliness for the Olympics outdoor swimming events - but questions remain about its quality.
Credit: Sky News - Published 2 days ago

Ciara Mageean will arrive in Paris hoping to improve on her performances in Rio and Tokyo.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 2 days ago

Planes, trains and automobiles? A BBC Sport team has ditched all those and will instead cycle from Manchester to the Paris Olympics.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 3 days ago

All you need to know about Paris 2024, including dates, venues, schedule and how to watch.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 3 days ago

Chinese athletes will be tested twice as much as some other nations before the Paris Games.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 4 days ago

Beth Potter competed in at Rio 2016 in the 10,000m. Now she is going for Paris triathlon gold.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 4 days ago

Team GB's top 10 Olympic moments since 2000. Vote for your favourite ahead of Paris 2024.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Wheelchair basketball player Ben Fox has a special reason for giving it his all as he chases Paralympic gold in Paris.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

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