Paris is also host to leading international organizations like OECD, UNESCO, ICC and the Paris Club, and home to major tourist attractions, such as the iconic sites, notable institutions and famous parks. These popular attractions of Paris include the famous Eiffel Tower, Napoleonic Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame de Paris, the Historical axis, the Arc de Triomphe, the Invalides museum, Panthéon, Tuileries Garden, the Luxembourg Garden, Jardin des Plantes and the Parc de la Villette. The historic monuments and museums of this city are also some of the major tourist attractions drawing visitors from all parts of the world.
Evidences of civilization in Paris can be dated back to almost 4200 BCE. The two islands of the Île de la Cité and the Île Saint-Louis, forming the historic part of Paris, are some of the most prominent geographical features of the city including the Montmartre hill, the highest (426 ft) hill in the city. Paris covers an oval area of about 86.928 sq. km and enjoying an oceanic type of climate, this global city of France also boasts of numerous rich cultural centers like Opéra Bastille and Opéra Garnier, the dancehalls, discotheques, hotels, restaurants, cafes and cinemas.