One of my favorite facts about Paris France is that it’s known as the most romantic city in the world. It’s fun to learn basic French love phrases and get in the Parisian mood of the romance. You’ll fit right in.
Average of 45 million visitors per year
Population of Paris, weather in Paris France, and the basics, see…Paris facts and figures
Major Paris festivals: Christmas, and Bastille Day.
You can join in Bastille day traditions and party with the Parisians for two days and nights!
Layout and finding your way around:
Divided into 20 areas known as arrondissements. The 1st arrondissement is at the center of the city.
For a more detailed map, see our Paris city map
Paris postal codes: 5 digit number starting with 75 and ending with the # of the arrondissement. For example 75001 would be the 1st arrondissement. To find a site, if you have the address just look at the end of postal code and it will tell you what area it’s in. For example, the US Embassy Paris is located at 2 Avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris, France. The 08 at the end of the postal code indicates that it’s in the 8th arrondissement.
All roads lead to Paris, ending at Notre Dame Cathedral, (one of the top monuments of Paris) at the center of the city. All road sign markers on French highways denote the distance you are to Notre Dame in Paris. Useful information if you’ll be driving in France
Settled by the Gauls in 250-200 BC, conquered by the Romans in 55 BC, then conquered by the Franks who named the city Paris and made it the center of their kingdom.
Named after the Parisii tribe of Gauls who settled here in 250-200 BC
History of Paris France History Trivia
Known as the City of Lights because it was the center of ideas and culture during the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. It was also one of the first cities to put street lamps on the streets.
The culture of France is rich, fascinating and helpful to learn about to make your travels there all the more wonderful.
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