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One of the most beautiful cities on earth. Certainly one of the most romantic.

Descriptions which reflect Paris perfectly.

And there's always something new to discover in the French capital which provides a breathtaking backdrop to the Ryder Cup in 2018.

Packed with boulevards, brasseries and iconic landmarks, chic Paris has long been a magnet for tourists filled with joie de vivre.

The major bonus for Ryder Cup spectators is they can easily drop by to see all the sights for themselves, thanks to excellent transport links to the heart of the city centre.

Stroll along the tree-lined Avenue des Champs-Elysees, the most famous street in Paris and arguably the most beautiful avenue in the world. Just over a mile long, the boulevard connects the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde.

The avenue is lined with restaurants, trendy boutiques, museums and night clubs. It's home to the Bastille Day military parade and the end of the Tour de France.

Take a magical boat tour along the River Seine as it winds through Paris, passing under numerous bridges going by such sights as the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

Once the tallest structure in the world, the Eiffel Tower is possibly Europe's best known landmark and the most famous symbol of Paris.

Nicknamed the 'City of Light', elegant Paris with its wonderful charm is today recognised as one of the world's leading centres for fashion, business, entertainment, art and culture.

It is home to some of the world's finest designer fashion names including Yves Saint-Laurent, Lancome, L'Oreal and Christian Dior. The city's shopping scene ranges from modern retail centres to traditional open-air markets, boutiques and flea markets.

Enjoy the panoramic view from the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur which reveals a sense of timelessness Paris.

Below, Montmartre is where Van Gogh once lived and here the bustling streets still bear a resemblance to the landscapes portrayed in his paintings. Local artists show off their own artistic talents outside shops selling souvenirs.

Paris exudes an air of class and confidence, a vibrant enlightened atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy a cafe au lait and croissant at a cosy street side cafe.

The French way of life at its best. Magnifique!