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Eiffel Tower hate

Guy de Maupassant ate lunch almost every day centrally under the Eiffel Tower. The reason was that he hated the Eiffel Tower and it was the only place in all of Paris from which he could not see it. 1)

City of Lights

Paris is commonly known as the “City of Lights” or “La Ville-Lumiere.” This name was given to Paris not only because Paris has always been a center of education and clergy, but also because it was one of the first cities to have a streetlight system. 2)

Espresso for €1

There are over 70 places (as of 2012) in the city where you can get an espresso for €1. 3)

Statue of Liberty replicas

There are at least five replicas of the Statue of Liberty in Paris. The most famous of these is located on an island in the middle of the Seine River. 4)

The bell Emmanuel

The main bell of the Cathedral de Notre Dame is called Emmanuel and weighs over 13 tons. 5)

Parisians love dogs

Parisians love dogs. It is estimated that the number of dogs in the city exceeds the number of children. According to some opinions, the number of dogs in the French capital exceeds half a million. They even have special vacuum cleaners to clean the dogs. 6)

Auguste and Louis Lumière

The first public showing of films was made in December 1895 by French brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière. Using the invention “cinematograph” they showed 10 films of 50 seconds each. 7)

Trees in Paris

All trees in Paris have markings and are measured. 8)

450 parks

There are 450 parks and gardens in Paris, spread over more than 1,200 acres. 9)

6100 ruins

There are 6100 ruins in Paris. 10)

Rue des Degrés

The shortest street, Rue des Degrés is in the second district. 11)


Don't shoot fireworks from the Eiffel Tower at night. The French constitution prohibits it. 12)

French language

Parisians are very fond of their language and don't like speaking English, especially with tourists. 13)

STOP sign

Until 2012, there was only one “STOP” sign in Paris, and it was located at the exit of a construction company. 14)

Temporary Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was intended to be a temporary installation for 20 years after its construction for the 1889 World's Fair. 15)

Free glass of water

In Paris, you can ask for a glass of water for free at any local restaurant. 16)

Empty apartment

A certain apartment in Paris remained empty and locked for 70 years, but the rent was paid every month. When the landlord died, a Boldini painting worth more than $2 million was found inside. 17)

paris.txt · Last modified: 2022/03/02 07:32 by aga