Paris named the number one tourist destination in the world


Avenue de la Grande Armee in Paris with tilt shift effect. La Defense seen from the Arc de Triomphe.Getty

Paris has once again been named the most popular tourist destination in the world - attracting a whopping 32.3 million tourists in 2013.

Figures revealed by the Ile-de-France Regional Tourism Committee showed that, based on hotel occupancies, tourists can't get enough of the City of Light.


And, it seems, it's us Brits who love it the most - of the 15.5 million foreign visitors in 2013, 2.1 million were from the UK, reports

The Americans, Germans, Italians and Chinese rounded up the top five nationalities visiting France's capital.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, there was also a 21 per cent increases in visitors from the Middle East.

However, it seems the French themselves were slightly less enthusiastic, with the number of French tourists in Parisian hotels dropping 7.5 per cent from 2012.

Back in March 2013, Paris was also named the most popular place for a city break in the world for 2012.

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