The Quintessential Global Cities No. 3: Paris


A city of love; A city of lights; A city designed to leave you mesmerized; A city that offers you an array of inspiration constantly fuelling your creativity. Yes we are talking about Paris, our latest stop in The Quintessential Global Cities sojourn. France’s capital and most-populous city has been an imperative settlement for more than two millennia.

By the late 12th century Paris had become a walled cathedral city that was the largest city in the Western world until the turn of the 18th century. Enlightening the world with its literature, art, cinema and music for decades, Paris has been one of Europe’s foremost centres of creativity! Foraying in its past, one could note that this city once scarred by plague, sieges and bloody revolutions, now basks in its incandescence. Paris, often referred to as ‘La VilleLumière’, is aptly named.


Present day Paris is one of the world’s leading business and cultural centres with adding significant influence in the fields of politics, education, media, entertainment, fashion and arts. With an income of €607 billion per capita, it rules the roost in terms of the largest GDP’s in the world. 30 of the 500 Fortune Companies lie under its roof, in several business districts, notably La Défense, the largest business district in Europe.

Fashionistas from all over the world flock to this Mecca of Haute Couture. It is renowned for its delicate tailoring, high-end boutiques and the much awaited Paris Fashion Week. As you take detours and explore the city roads be ready to be awe-struck by the aroma of freshly baked baguettes and buttery croissants; macaroons and sinful éclairs, from the local bakeries and patisseries.

From fashion to business, from the city of love to a gastronomical paradise, Paris is a force to be reckoned with and definitely on each traveller’s must-visit list! Whilst visiting this Mecca of fashion, ensure that you travel with élan carrying a hassle-free companion – The Samsonite Synconn Checkin. You could purchase this suitcase online on Bagzone.

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