Interesting Paris Facts
If you’re planning a wonderful holiday to Paris, it’s always interesting to find out the facts about the city. Paris is a popular tourist destination filled with history and culture and over seventy museums where you can soak up the heritage of this magnificent city.
Whether you’re travelling for a weekend or a longer family break, it’s always great to know what Paris is all about.
- Paris is fondly named the City of Lights. While it lights up beautifully against the night sky, it’s not because of lights that it is named this. It is believe it is fondly named City of Lights due to the intellectual people who live there.
- Paris is widely known as the most romantic city in the world, which is why it’s such a popular tourist destination for couples and those travelling on honeymoons.
- Street signs were only placed in the city Centre in the early 1800’s, before these visitors to the city were advised to climb the monuments to get a sense of their bearings and where they had to go.
- The famous Eiffel Tower caused a huge wave of concern among the scientists who believed that it could cause thunderstorms, changing the pleasant weather climate in the city.
- Paris city Centre is made up of twenty separate areas, each one is numbered in a clockwise direction. Often you will find locals referring to areas by the number it have been allocated rather than the name.
- All shops are usually open from 9am to 7pm. They are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. You may even find smaller stores are closed for the whole month of August.
- Restaurants open according to demand and in Paris the busiest times are between 8pm and 10pm. There are a lot of bistros and cafes should you wish to dine earlier.