Paris is the world’s most creative city

PUBLISHED: 11:23 29 September 2020 | UPDATED: 11:26 29 September 2020

Paris has been named the world's most creative city ©DenKuvaiev Getty Images

Paris has been named the world's most creative city ©DenKuvaiev Getty Images

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The French capital topped a ranking of 20 cities worldwide for its cultural offering

Paris has been named as the world’s most creative city. The French capital beat cities including Barcelona, London and New York City to the top spot in a study carried out by Inkifi, which looked at each city’s cultural offering to produce a ranking of the top 20.

The Louvre is the world's most visited art museum © MasterLu Getty ImagesThe Louvre is the world's most visited art museum © MasterLu Getty Images

Each city was given a score in 10 different categories, which included the number of art galleries and theatres per square mile as well as the number of music clubs and noteworthy architectural buildings. In a nod to the growing popularity and influence of social media platforms, a category for the number of street art Instagram posts was also included. Paris scored highly in every category to receive an overall score of 80.92, more than 40 points ahead of second-placed Barcelona and 52 points ahead of London in fourth.

Sacre-Coeur in Montmartre is one of the city's many noteworthy buildings ©DaLiu Getty ImagesSacre-Coeur in Montmartre is one of the city's many noteworthy buildings ©DaLiu Getty Images

In addition to being the world’s most creative city overall, Paris also claims the title of world’s most theatrical city – with 3.59 theatres per square mile it boasts the highest number of all the cities studied. It also scored particularly highly for the number of art galleries per square mile, coming second behind Tel Aviv with 4.30. Meanwhile the French capital clocked up a whopping 824,602 street art Instagram posts, almost double that of London (463,109) and New York City (428,191).

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