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River Seine flows through this ‘City of lights’ and divides it into Southern Rive Gauche (left bank) and Northern Rive Droite (right bank) regions. The river is a flowing blessing for the forests on the outskirts of the beautiful city. The climate of Paris and the region of Île-de-France is temperate and is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean: it is cold but not freezing in winter, and pleasantly warm in summer. However, it receives some continental influences, so it can sometimes be very cold in winter and hot in summer. Late December to march is the best money saving span for visiting Paris as not much tourists opt to come in that season. June is the best season to relish and cherish the wonderful city on the whole otherwise.
The city is a major rail, highway, and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle (the second busiest airport in Europe after London Heathrow Airport with 63.8 mllion passengers in 2014) and Paris-Orly. Paris is especially known for its museums and architectural landmarks: the Louvre, The Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie are noted for their collections of French Impressionist art. The Pompidou Centre Musée National d'Art Moderne has the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The historical district along the Seine in the city centre is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site. Other attractions include the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris and the Gothic royal chapel of Sainte-Chapelle, both on the Île de la Cité; the Eiffel Tower. Tourists also like to visit the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées, and the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur on the hill of Montmartre.
Paris hosts the annual French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament on the red clay of Roland Garros. The football club Paris Saint-Germain and the rugby union club Stade Français are based in Paris too. The Tour de France bicycle race finishes in Paris portraying the importance of the city for the French.
Knowledge of French cooking has contributed significantly to Western cuisines. A french meal often consists of three courses, hors d'œuvre or entre (introductory course, sometimes soup), plat principal (main course), fromage (cheese course) or dessert, sometimes with a salad offered before the cheese or dessert. Special sparkling wine simply known as Champagne is a part of the meals. French cuisine varies according to the season. In summer, salads and fruit dishes are popular because they are refreshing and produce is inexpensive and abundant. The hunting season begins in September and runs through February. Shellfish are at their peak when winter turns to spring, and oysters appear in restaurants in large quantities.