Spend your Summer in the City of LightParis is the capital and most populous city of France. Since the 17th century, Paris is one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts. Paris is especially known for its museums and architectural landmarks: the Louvre was the most visited art museum in the world in 2018. The Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie are noted for their collections of French Impressionist art, and the Pompidou Centre Musée National d'Art Moderne has the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The historical district along the Seine in the city centre is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site. Paris received 23 million visitors in 2018, measured by hotel stays, with the largest numbers of foreign visitors.