9 Interesting Fun Fact About Paris​

9 Interesting Fun Fact about Paris

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Some Cool adventures in Paris that we must Share

Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, and you have many things to see.

There are 2 185 monuments and 167 museums.

51 rue de Montmorency is the oldest house in Paris.

It was built in 1407 by Nicolas Flamel as a bookstore.

The oldest Parisian café dates from 1686. Its call Le Procope.

It’s located in the VI arrondissement. I recommend the very nice photos from their website.

The Eiffel Tower was to be destroyed after the world expositions

American businessmen wanted to buy the Eiffel Tower to dismantle it piece by piece and transport it to Bolivia so that it could serve as a beacon. In 1903 Gustave Eiffel saved the tower definitively by making it available to the Ministry of War so that he could experiment there.

The Eiffel Tower opened on March 31, 1889. 

The first official visitors were the British royal family and Buffalo Bill

Napoleon wanted to build a giant elephant to his glory instead of the Arc de Triomphe.

The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, France, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.

A crocodile was found in sewers.

In March 1984, the sewer workers discovered a Nile crocodile. The firefighters capture the animal with a lasso and entrust it to the zoo in Vannes. Called Eléonore, this female crocodile is now 3 m long and weighs 250 kg.

The Catacombs of Paris are underground ossuaries in Paris, which hold the remains of more than 6 million people.

 At the end of the 18th century, because of the saturation of Parisian cemeteries and the growing problems of unsanitary conditions, the decision was made to move the bones in part of the quarries.

Vines in Paris.

No need to leave Paris to cross vineyards. For a long time, Montmartre currently contains 2000 vines of grapes. The grape harvest is generally rather weak, but it allows to make a grand cru called “Le Clos de Montmartre”, which is celebrated every year, at the beginning of autumn.

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