Paris France Facts

Paris is one of my favorite places to visit! From the  Eiffel Tower to the Louvre Museum there is plenty to see in Paris France and so much to do and eat! It was the first city in Europe that my Fiancée and I went to together and it was her first city ever in Europe! I have been to Paris over 5 times in the last few years and want to share with you a couple of interesting Paris France Facts I have picked up along the way!

1) Paris was founded in the 3rd Century B.C.

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower stands ever tall!

2) Pont Neuf is the oldest bridge in Paris, opening in 1607 A.D

3) You can find Pianos in many of the train stations in Paris, these are there for you to play.

4) The Paris metro is one of the largest in the world

5) The Eiffel Tower was supposed to be a temporary installation, intended to be removed after the 1889 World Fair

6) The main bell of the Notre Dame Cathedral is named Emmanuel and weighs over 13 tons.

7) Notre Dame cathedral is the most visited monument in Paris. More popular among visitors than the Eiffel Tower.

8) There are 470,000 trees in Paris, yes they actually counted them!

9) The Louvre is the largest art museum in the world!

10) Paris is one of the cities lucky enough to have a Disneyland!

11) There is only one stop sign in all of Paris!

12) More than 25 millions tourists visit Paris annually.

13) Parisians love dogs. It is estimated that the number of dogs in the city exceeds the number of children

 

Check out my post on Things to Do in Paris