Paris is of course France’s capital city. It is said to be the city of love, is brimming with famous historic sights and is home to the very best of French haute-cuisine. If you’re considering a trip here, you’ll enjoy these interesting facts about Paris that you might not have known!
The Eurostar from London takes an averageof just 2 hours and 25 minutes to reach Paris’ Gare du Nord.
Prefer to fly yourself? You’ll need the following coordinates: Latitude: 49° 00′ 30.20″ N, Longitude: 2° 32′ 18.39″ E for Paris-Charles De Gaulle. (Airport code CDG).
The Eiffel Tower was only meant to be a temporary installation, which was intended to stand for just 20 years when it was built for the World Fair in 1889.
It takes 1665 steps to climb from the bottom to the top of the Eiffel Tower. If you don’t care for all the climbing, there are lifts available to whisk you to the top.
Paris has a population of 2.2 million that live in the 106 square kilometres that make up the city.