It won't come as a surprise to those who have visited Paris, but the capital city of France placed first in Flight Network's list of the world's top 50 most beautiful cities.

In order to come up with their rankings, Flight Network asked over 1,000 "experts," ranging from travel agencies and bloggers to travel writers. Sure enough, Paris came in at No. 1 on the list - and for good reason.

Paris was the eighth-most visited city in 2018, according to GlobalData, with 13.22 million international visitors arriving. Given its history, culture and long list of tourist attractions, Paris truly deserves the top spot here.


There are so many must-see attractions in this historic city. It includes the Eiffel Tower, and the Musée du Louvre - home to the legendary Mona Lisa painting. The Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe are other can't-miss locations to visit in Paris.


The city, of course, is also renowned for its many delicious meals and beverages. Paris is home to some of the world's richest wines, cheeses and baguettes, among many other foods and drinks.

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Second on Flight Network's list was New York, which is also home to some of the world's most famous landmarks and tourist attractions. This includes the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square - as well as some of the world's greatest plays right on Broadway.

London, England. finished third on the list; it was the second-most visited city in 2018 with 19.09 million international visitors, per the aforementioned GlobalData report. Venice, Italy and Vancouver, British Columbia finished fourth and fifth on Flight Network's list, respectively.

And finally, the rest of the top 10 consisted of Barcelona, Spain, Cape Town, South Africa, San Francisco, California, Sydney, Australia and Rome, Italy. In all, four American Cities appeared on the list (San Diego and Chicago as well). As for Canadian Cities, Toronto, Ontario and Quebec City, joined Vancouver.

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