Paris named world's most beautiful city

Paris named world's most beautiful city
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Paris is the world's most beautiful city, according to a panel of international travel experts.

The group of over 1000 travel writers, bloggers and agents from around the globe took part in the survey conducted by

While the French capital claimed the top spot, the rest of the top five are all relatively common destinations for Kiwi travellers - New York, London, Venice and Vancouver.

The Aussies made the top ten with Sydney coming at ninth, but you have to go quite far down the list to see any mention of a New Zealand city as Queenstown placed 38th.

Ten most beautiful cities: 

  1. Paris
  2. New York
  3. London
  4. Venice
  5. Vancouver
  6. Barcelona
  7. Cape Town
  8. San Francisco
  9. Sydney
  10. Rome

The full list of 50 cities can be viewed at the FlightNetwork website