The French capital Paris is one of the most important cities in Europe and one of the leading centers for the arts, fashion, gastronomy and culture worldwide. The cityscape is dominated by the architecture of the 19th century as well as by wide boulevards and the Seine. Along with landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris is also known for its café culture and fashion boutiques on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.