Top 10 Fun Facts About Paris For Your Trip to Maison et Objet 2019 – Today we will present you with 10 Fun & Impressive Facts about the wonderful city of Paris that you can use to impress anyone during your trip to Maison et Objet 2019.
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1 – Paris was founded by a Northern Tribe in the 3rd century BC and was previously called Lutetia. The residents called themselves “Parisii” and therefore gave the name “Paris” to Lutetia.
2 – One of the top attractions of Paris is the Pont Neuf, and it’s the oldest bridge in Paris. It was built in 1604.
3 – There are in total 1,803 monuments and 173 museums in Paris. There are also 450 parks and gardens in the city, spread out across more than 1,200 acres.
4 – Up until 2012, you could only find one single “STOP” sign in all of Paris. This sign was located at the exit of a construction material company in the 16th arrondissement. The sign has since been removed.
5 – The longest street in Paris is the rue Vaugirard in the 15th arrondissement. It is 4,360 meters long. The shortest street of Paris is the rue des Degrés in the 2nd arrondissement. It is 6 meters long.
6 – Originally, the Marché de Rungis (founded in 1110) was set up in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris. Today, it is the largest market in Europe, which has an area larger than that of the Principality of Monaco.
7 – The statues all around the Place de la Concorde represent eight large cities of France: Lille, Strasbourg, Marseille, Nantes, Lyon, Brest, Bordeaux, and Rouen.
8 – The motto of Paris is “Fluctuat Ner Mergitur”, which means “Tossed but not sunk” in Latin, referring to a ship.
10 – And most fun of all: There are 470,000, trees in Paris. They actually counted.
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