"There is a lot more to Paris than just food and fashion. The city is a growing center for business and finance, second only to London, with its old-world Haussmann architecture, avenues and a modern business district. Its La Défense (Europe’s largest office building) is home to the headquarters of recognized leaders in many domains of industry (aeronautic, energy, agribusiness, automotive and defense).
Paris is ideally located for doing business in both Continental and Eastern Europe and benefits from an efficient transport system (high-speed trains, regional airports, and an extensive motorway network). The most visited city in the world, it is also the capital of trade fairs, conferences, and exhibitions. Quality of life remains important in all areas of business, and the wide choice of casual bistros or gourmet restaurants, museums, concert halls, and theatres make Paris an ideal location to work, live and play." – Jennifer O’Neill-Mardokh