Interesting facts about Paris - This is a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with the culture and traditions of France. Tens of millions of people come to this beautiful city every year to see its unique sights with their own eyes.
We have prepared for you the most interesting facts about Paris.
22 interesting facts about Paris
- Paris was founded in the 3rd century BC.
- "Paris syndrome" is a mental disorder in which a person has a discrepancy between the reality of the city and its image created by cinema and literature.
- An interesting fact is that sometimes Paris is called the "City of Light" due to the fact that many intellectuals and creative people live in it.
- The most popular destination in Paris is Disneyland. Approximately 13 million people visit it every year. For comparison, almost three times less people come to see the famous Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.
- The oldest bridge in Paris is called the New Bridge.
- Did you know that Paris has the largest number of 5-star restaurants?
- The French capital was among the very first cities on the planet where street lights began to be installed.
- There are so many metro stations in Paris that the distance between them does not exceed 1 km.
- Here is the oldest pet cemetery in the world. It arose at the end of the 19th century, after the city authorities had forbidden to throw corpses of animals into the street.
- An interesting fact is that initially the Eiffel Tower was planned to be dismantled 20 years after its construction. However, when she began to attract the attention of a huge number of tourists, they decided to leave the tower in place.
- In Paris, the water is so pure that you can drink it straight from the tap, without resorting to additional filtration.
- It is curious that about 300 cultural figures, among whom were the writers Alexander Dumas-son and Guy de Maupassant, were opposed to the construction of the tower. They claimed she would disfigure the city panorama
- In Paris, is the headquarters of UNESCO.
- The Paris National Library of France holds over 10 million printed publications.
- Worldwide, there are about 40 Paris, with most of the cities with such names located in America.
- Every day on the streets of Paris and avenues about 10 films and television series are shot.
- Oblong loaf, better known as baguette, was coined by local bakers.
- The capital cinema "Le Grand Rex", which seats 2650 spectators, is the largest in Europe.
- Parisian Degré, just 5.7 meters long, is a simple staircase.
- In the history, there are dozens of cases when fraudsters managed to “sell” the Eiffel Tower to naive buyers.
- In Paris, is the famous Pere Lachaise cemetery, covering an area of 48 hectares. More than a million people are buried here. An interesting fact is that the tomb of Jim Morrison - the soloist of the American rock band "The Doors", is the most visited cemetery.
- In the middle of the 17th century in Paris, the first urban transport route appeared on the planet.