Paris

France

  • Paris is a city located in the country of France.
     

  • Paris is the capital city of France.
     

  • The official language of Paris is French.
     

  • Paris (and all of France) is located on the continent of Europe.
     

  • Italy, Switzerland and Belgium are some of the countries that border (are next to) France.

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  1. Paris used to be named "Lutetia Parisiorum" and the people that lived there were called "Parisii."  Currently, people that live in Paris are called "Parisians."                                                               

  2. The river Siene flows through the middle of Paris.               

  3. "Pont Neuf" is the oldest bridge in Paris.  Strangely though, Pont Neuf translated into English mean "New Bridge."                                                                                      

  4. Some of the famous sites to visit while in Paris are:
    - The Eiffel Tower
    - The Louvre Museum
    - The Palace of Versailles
    - The Arc de Triomphe
    - The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris (Sacre-Coeur)
    - Musee d'Orsay

     

  5. If you don't use the elevator to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower, you will have to climb 1,665 steps.
     

  6. The Louvre currently has the largest selection of art in the world.  It has over 400,000 pieces of art and about 35,000 of those are on display for the public to see.           

  7. The flag of France has three colors on it: red, white and blue.
     

  8. In Paris, streets are called "rues."  There are over 6,000 rues in Paris and one of the shortest is "Rue des Degres" which is only about 19 feet long. 
     

  9. Paris is made up of 20 districts (areas of land) called arrondissements.                                                                          

  10. Famous painter, Claude Monet, was born in Paris.