Tuesday, June 28, 2011

paris facts did u know?

  • In Paris you are never more that 400 meters from a subway station.
  • The Marseillaise, the French national anthem, was first sung in Strasbourg, not Marseilles.
  • In French two weeks is in fact 15 days, quinze jours.
  • French politicians can simultaneously hold more than one elected office.
  • Lefevre is the most popular last name in France.
  • There are 27 wine regions in France.
  • ComtĂ© cheese is best eaten 30 months after it is made.
  • France is said to have been the birthplace of Gothic art as well as Baroque architectural style. Gothic art was previously known as French Art. This is the reason why we have so many famous and stunningly beautiful Cathedrals and Basilicas have the element of Gothic Art in them.
  • The best views of Paris can be had from Montmartre
  • The Eiffel Tower is 324 meters in height, weighs about 7300 tons, and is the second-highest structure in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the tallest structure in Paris, at night it is lit up, and every hour after midnight for 5 minutes the lights flash and sparkle. When it was built in 1889 it was the tallest tower in the world. Different shades of paint are used at different levels of the tower so that it looks the same color to people on the ground.



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