Interesting facts about Paris

Few people know that modern Paris originally had the name Lutetia - the ancient settlement of the Parisians and the ancient Roman city. And the word "Lutetia" in Latin means "mud, silt". At the time of the Gauls and Romans there were no equipped embankments, and the banks of the Seine after the floods just drowned in mud and mire.


"Paris syndrome" is a mental disorder caused by a discrepancy between the real city and the image of the French capital created in movies and books. It occurs most often in tourists from Japan.


In the center of Paris on the roofs of many houses there are beehives - about 300 in total. It is said that the capital's insects give more honey than their village counterparts.


The Louvre - the most famous and greatest museum of the planet, the symbol of Paris and the national pride of France. It is the most visited museum in the world. In 2018, the number of visitors to the Louvre exceeded 10 million, which is a fantastic record.


Surprisingly, there are fewer children than dogs in Paris. This statistic underscores how much Parisians love having pets. Many institutions in the city allow visitors to bring their pets.


The capital of France has many nicknames, but the most famous is the City of Lights. This nickname Paris got for the fact that it was the first European capital, which introduced electric street lighting.


The oldest house in Paris is located at 51, rue de Montmorency, at 3. Arrondissement. It was built in 1407.


Paris is the most visited city in the world. Every year it is visited by about 45 million tourists. They arrive mostly in one of two airports - Orly and Charles de Gaulle. Peak tourist season falls in July and August, during this time in the city you can find a huge number of holidaymakers.


Visiting Paris during World War II, Hitler was never able to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower. The French deliberately knocked out the elevator drive. The expression "Hitler conquered France, but he couldn't conquer the Eiffel Tower!" has since become popular.


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