Paris is the capital and largest city of France.
On 18 March 1314, the Pope, influenced by the Assassin Order, had Jacques de Molay, the Grand Master of the Templar Order, burned at the stake in the city. His death signaled the end of the Templars' time as a 'public' organization, and they went underground to avoid detection and rebuild their Order.
During the Renaissance, France was ruled by King Louis XII, though he left the kingdom under the charge of his courtiers, who were secretly allied with the Templars. A group of Italian Assassins, sent by their Mentor, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, traveled to Paris to battle that Templar influence.
In 1527, Giovanni Borgia and Maria Amiel traveled to the Louvre in order to find the second half of "the Book", which had been used by Nicolas Flamel to turn lead into gold. Afterwards, they visited the Flamel tomb in Paris' Cimetière des innocents, but only found it empty of bodies, or any sign of the Book.
Sometime towards the end of the 19th century, Samuel Liddell Mathers, accompanied by the disembodied being of William Robert Woodman, met one of the Secret Chiefs in Paris. The Chief, who wore a ring marked with the Templar insignia, informed Mathers that his Order's partnership with the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn had ended.
- Paris is also the name of a character from Greek mythology, mostly known for judging the beauty of Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite; this eventually led to the fall of Troy during the Trojan War.