The cloud-piercing, wrought-iron Eiffel Tower, broad Arc de Triomphe guarding the glamorous avenue des Champs-Élysées, flying buttressed Notre Dame cathedral, lamplit bridges spanning the Seine and art nouveau cafes' wicker-chair-lined terraces are enduring Parisian emblems. France’s reputation for its cuisine gives rise to cozy bistros or a triple-Michelin-starred temple to gastronomy. Enticing patisseries, boulangeries, fromageries and crowded colourful street markets are round every corner. The word 'Parisian' is synonymous with style, and Paris remains at the forefront of international trends, and browsing emerging and established designer boutiques is a quintessential part of any visit. Paris is also one of the world's great art repositories, harbouring treasures from antiquity onwards.