Paris is a beautiful city that’s been around for a loooong time. In fact, the French Empire spans back to the 1700s. At one point, France controlled more than 8% of the world’s land. It’s safe to say that France (and its capital, Paris) have quite a colorful history. You might think you know Paris (City of Light) , but think again.
Did you know for example that in the whole of Paris, there is only one stop sign, situated at the exit of a building company in the rich 16th arrondissement. The traffic system in the City of Light is mainly based on giving way to those coming from the right. Also, there are 6,100 streets in this fantastic city.
At the beginning of Avenue de New York, there is a large, life-sized gilded replica of the flame held by our Statue of Liberty. Elsewhere in this capital, there is a full-sized Statue of Liberty that faces America, symbolizing our friendship.
There are more dogs in the city than children – about 300,000!
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