Venue : Holiday Inn Paris - Porte de Clichy
Paris is the capital and most vibrant megacity of France. Paris is located in northern central France, in a north- bending bow of the swash Seine whose crest includes two islets, the Île Saint-Louis and the larger Île de la Cité, which form the oldest part of the megacity. Paris has a typical Western European oceanic climate which is affected by the North Atlantic Current. The overall climate throughout the time is mild and relatively wet. Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, tactfulness, commerce, fashion, wisdom, as well as the trades. The centre of Paris contains the most visited monuments in the megacity, including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre as well as the Sainte-Chapelle. Les Invalides, where the grave of Napoleon is located, and the Eiffel Tower are located on the Left Bank south-west of the centre. For centuries, Paris has attracted artists from around the world, who arrive in the megacity to educate themselves and to seek alleviation from its vast pool of cultural coffers and galleries. As a result, Paris has acquired a character as the "City of Art". Italian artists were a profound influence on the growth of art in Paris in the 16th and 17th centuries, mainly in form and reliefs. Oil and form came the pride of the French monarchy and the French royal family commissioned numerous Parisian artists to beautify their palaces during the French Baroque and Classicism period.