Situated on the river Seine, at the heart of the Île-de-France region, in the northern part of the country, Paris forms the capital and most populous urban area in France. Widely referred to as ‘The City of Light’, it has ranked in the top 3 of the most significant cities in the world in the past two years. With a population of more than 12 million inhabitants Paris is considered one of the most beautiful and romantic metropolitan areas on the European continent.
Though most often associated with its luxurious fashion designers, cosmetics and its Michelin-ranked restaurants, Paris is also the home of some prominent global institutions, including Schneider Electric, Novartis, PANDORA, Dell EMC, Vestas Wind Systems, Rambøll, Ubisoft, SimCorp, Microsoft, Hilton, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bombardier Transportation, Citi, Pfizer, Pernod Ricard, iZettle, Air Liquide, Solvay, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hugo Boss, Airbnb, Citrix Systems, Tiffany & Co, MARSH AB, GroupM, Kuehne + Nagel, Alstom, DXC Technology, J.P. Morgan, Kellogg's, FactSet Research Systems, BASF, General Electric, SAP, PayPal EMEA, Mars Nordics, Nike, Orange, Daimler, EF Education First, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Amazon, Red Bull, Crédit Agricole CIB, Deliveroo, L'Oréal, CGI, Cognizant Technology Solutions, ACNE, Intel, Jacobs, Coca-Cola, HP Inc., GE Healthcare, IBM, Safran, Uber, Danone, American Express, AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), McKinsey & Company, Apple, France Telecom, Hilti, Aviva, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), The Nielsen Company, eBay Inc. & ExxonMobil. The city’s most dominant industries are found within the financial sector, the fashion industry and services. It also remains an important European manufacturing powerhouse, especially in industrial sectors such as automobiles, aeronautics, and electronics. Districts such as the 2nd arrodissement, where the Paris Stock Exchange can be found, and La Defense, located west of the city centre, form prime areas for students and young professionals to apply their newly acquired insights and get a head-start on their careers.
Aside from everything else, Paris offers applicants a cosmopolitan environment that is beautifully assorted between the new and trendy, and the historical and classic. With iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Moulin Rouge etc., fantastic local cuisine, unique shopping experiences and endless forms of entertainment, Paris makes for one of the worlds most sought-after destinations.