Paris on map of France
Map of Paris on map of France. Paris on map of France (Île-de-France - France) to print. Paris on map of France (Île-de-France - France) to download. The Paris Region is France premier centre of economic activity (see Paris on map of France): While its population accounted for 18.8% of the total population of metropolitan France in 2009, Paris GDP accounted for 29.5% of metropolitan France GDP. Paris and the Paris Region, with €552.1 billion (US$768.9 billion) in 2009, produce more than a quarter of the gross domestic product of France.
Paris is the seat of France national government (see Paris on map of France). For the executive, the two chief officers each have their own official residences, which also serve as their offices. The President of France resides at the Élysée Palace in the 8th arrondissement, while the Prime Minister seat is at the Hôtel Matignon in the 7th arrondissement. Government ministries are located in various parts of Paris; many are located in the 7th arrondissement, near the Matignon.
Paris is the head of barge and ship navigation on the Seine and is the fourth most important port in France (after Marseille, Le Havre, and Dunkerque). The Loire, Rhine, Rhone, Meuse and Scheldt rivers can be reached by canals connecting with the Seine (see Paris on map of France). Paris is also a major rail, highway, and air transportation hub in France.