French officials believe the city of London offers a better overall tourism experience for travelers than Paris. Yes you read that correctly, the French are admitting that the city of light might not be all its cracked up to be when compared to other top European destinations.
According to results of a survey carried out by the Paris-Ile de France Regional Tourism Committee (CRT) entitled "Twenty Four Hours in a Tourist Capital" – London came in first ahead of other popular European cities, including Paris, Rome, and Berlin.
London scored 82 percent for its welcome to foreign travelers, followed by Paris and Amsterdam who tied for second with 79 percent. This news comes just as London was named the "World's Leading Destination" at the 2010 World Travel Awards. London beat out New York, Sydney and Paris.
Source: Mail Online