Facts about Paris

Eiffel tower in Paris
  1. The Eiffel Tower: The famous Eiffel Tower was only supposed to have stood for 20 years after its construction when it was built for the 1889 World’s Fair. As you know, the tower is now an iconic landmark of France and a major tourist attraction.
  2. Statue of Liberty: The equally famous Statue of Liberty, which was a gift to the US from France, has three replicas in Paris. One of these is looking towards its “sister” in New York.
  3. Streets and alleys: There are 6,100 roads in Paris. The shortest of these is called Rue des Degree. It is just under six meters long. Similarly, the longest road is over 4,300 meters long.
  4. Light: Paris is usually referred to as the City of Love, but it’s also known as the City of Light. First of all, there is a lot of light in the city, but Paris was also one of the first cities in the world to introduce street lighting.
  5. Drink: Have you ever had a Bloody Mary before? Then you can thank Ernest Hemingway for this, because he ordered this drink for the first time at the Hotel Ritz in Paris. Supposedly, he was looking for a drink that didn’t smell of alcohol. The familiar result, which hasn’t changed much since then, is the mixture of vodka and tomato juice.
  6. Image: The first photograph was actually taken in Paris by photo pioneer Louis Daguerre in 1838. Compared to today’s standards of images, this rooftop scene is not flashy by any means, but it was a seminal event in the history of photography in general.
  7. City name: Paris is not actually a distinctive city name. Did you know that there are at least 38 other cities named Paris? These can be found in the USA, Panama, Sweden – and Denmark! The latter is located near Lemvig in Jutland. However, this is a very small village that pales in comparison to the Paris of France.
  8. Movie: Paris is a popular location for filming movies or professional shoots. On average, there should be 10 of these locations at any given time.
  9. Trees: How many trees are there in Paris? Some have found the time to count them all. If so, there should be 470,000 of them.
  10. STOP: Stop signs are few and far between in Paris. In fact, until 2012, there was just one in the entire city. It has since been removed. That might explain the driving of many Parisians.

Fact: At just 6 meters, Rue des Degrés is the shortest street in Paris

Fact: At just 6 meters, Rue des Degrés is the shortest street in Paris


FAQ about Paris

Why Paris is called 'city of Love'?

Paris is sometimes referred to as “the City of Love” because of the romantic vibe it radiates. In actuality, the moniker “The City of Love” isn’t just something people call Paris; it’s the ideal way for anyone who has been to the French capital to describe the city because of all the romantic sensations they experience there.


Why Paris is called 'city of Culture'?

The extensive network of the arts and culture in Paris is well-known. Even the town plan has stories to tell and is surrounded by myths and anecdotes, just like museums, architecture, history, or music.


Why Paris is called 'city of Dead'?

The Paris mass graveyards were overflowing with bones in the 18th century. The bones were unearthed, which is a technical term, in order to remedy this issue and relocated to the


What nicknames does Paris have?

‘Lutèce’, ‘Paname’, ‘Pantruche’, and even ‘the City of Light’, ‘the City of Culture’ and ‘the City of Dead’ are just a few of the many nicknames given to Paris.


What is Paris' city slogan?

The What is city slogan of Paris is “Fluctuat nec mergitur”. It was initially created in the 14th century, and its current design comes from 1853. The city motto is Fluctuat nec mergitur (“[She] is tossed [by the waves], but does not sink”). Red and blue are the official colors of the city of Paris.


What do you call a Paris person?

The answer is a “Parisian”. A Parisian is an adjective that refers to, or is associated with, Paris or its people.


What do you call a Paris girl?

The answer is a “Parisienne”. A Parisienne is a girl or woman who is a native or resident of Paris, France.


Is Paris a clean city?

In reality, because to things like air pollution, waste management, and litter, cities like Sofia, Bulgaria, and Naples, Italy, have been listed as some of the dirtiest in Europe. However, Paris, which ranks in the middle of these cities, is not the cleanest either.