Paris France ~ Notre-Dame Cathedral ~ Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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Tourism in Paris is a major income source for Paris and the city ranks in the world’s most visited cities. In 2013, the City of Paris welcomed 15.6 million international visitors, the largest number of whom came from the United States.The Paris Region received 32.3 million visitors in 2013, putting it just ahead of London as the world’s top tourist destination region, measured by hotel occupancy. In the Paris region, the largest numbers of foreign tourists came in order from Britain, the United States, Germany, Italy and China
In 2012, 263,212 salaried workers in the city of Paris, or 18.4 percent of the total number, were engaged in tourism-related sectors; hotels, catering, transport and leisure.In 2014 visitors to Paris spent 17 billion dollars (13.58 billion Euros), the third highest sum globally after London and New York.
The Notre Dame cathedral is one of the famous scenic spots in France. It is located in Cité island in the Seine River, the old center of Paris. Both Cité island and St. Louis island are the oldest parts of Paris, with very early urban histories. Cité island once was the habitation of the French royal families between the 10th and 14th centuries.