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A mythical city that the whole world dreams to visit someday, Paris has kept its authenticity. There are still small streets to explore around the main monuments, with very few skyscrapers downtown. Paris and its different neighbourhoods sometimes look more like a village than a metropolis. From the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame, through the Sacré Coeur, the Arc de Triomphe or the Centre Pompidou, Paris does not lack famous landmarks. Other images easily come to mind: the enlightened bridges reflecting on the Seine at dusk, or cane chairs on the terraces of the cafés. Today, new buildings like the Quai Branly Museum continue to change the face of the French capital city. Paris is very much alive: along the boulevards in fine dining spots, in the showcases of the haute couture houses, inside the museums with exceptional collections such as the Louvre, one of the most important museums in the world. With many global events planned in the coming years, such as the summer Olympic Games in 2024, along with the changes carried out in the urban landscape, Paris represents an exciting time for geographers.

The 2022 IGEO, also the 18th edition of the competition, will be held on-line from the 12th to the 18th of July. The event is organised by the French National Geographical Committee (CNFG).

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