PARIS THE CITY OF LIGHT.

July 29, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Paris

Capital of France :

Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

PARIS THE CITY OF DREAMS HAS A WONDER FORM THE 7 WONDERS IT’S EIFFEL TOWER TO GET A STATUE OF EFFILE TOWER U CAN PLEASE FOLOW THE LINK GIVEN BELOW .

Area: 105.4 km²Local time: Wednesday, 10:52 amWeather: 19 °C, Wind SW at 3 km/h, 61% HumidityPopulation: 21.5 lakhs (1 Jan 2020)MayorAnne HidalgoDepartmentParis .

History of Paris

The oldest traces of human occupation in Paris, discovered in 2008 near the Rue Henri-Farman in the 15th arrondissement, are human bones and evidence of an encampment of hunter-gatherers dating from about 8000 BC, during the Mesolithic period.

Which city is known as the City of Lights :

Paris With over 50,000 street lights across the city it’s no surprise that Paris is still known as the City of Light

Why is it called the City of Lights :

“Paris: La Ville-Lumière” Paris was nicknamed the “City of Light” (not City of Lights) originally because it was a vast center of education and ideas during the Age of Enlightenment. … It was the first city in Europe to do so, and so earned the nickname “La Ville–Lumière” or The City of Light.

What is Paris’s nick name :

Paris is often referred to as the ‘City of Light’ (La Ville Lumière), both because of its leading role during the Age of Enlightenment and more literally because Paris was one of the first large European cities to use gas street lighting on a grand scale on its boulevards and monuments.

Origins :

Main article: Lutetia

The Parisii, a sub-tribe of the Celtic Senones, inhabited the Paris area from around the middle of the 3rd century BC. One of the area’s major north–south trade routes crossed the Seine on the île de la Cité; this meeting place of land and water trade routes gradually became an important trading centre. The Parisii traded with many river towns (some as far away as the Iberian Peninsula) and minted their own coins for that purpose.

Gold coins minted by the Parisii (1st century BC).

18th and 19th centuries ;

See also: Paris in the 18th centuryParis during the Second Empire, and Haussmann’s renovation of Paris

Paris grew in population from about 400,000 in 1640 to 650,000 in 1780. A new boulevard, the Champs-Élysées, extended the city west to Étoile, while the working-class neighbourhood of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine on the eastern site of the city grew more and more crowded with poor migrant workers from other regions of France.

The Paris Opera was the centrepiece of Napoleon III’s new Paris. The architect, Charles Garnier, described the style simply as “Napoleon the Third.”

Terrorist attacks :

Further information: 1995 France bombingsCharlie Hebdo shootingNovember 2015 Paris attacksLouvre machete attackMarch 2017 Île-de-France attacks, and April 2017 Champs-Élysées attack.

Police force :

Police (Gendarmerie) motorcyclists in Paris

The security of Paris is mainly the responsibility of the Prefecture of Police of Paris, a subdivision of the Ministry of the Interior. It supervises the units of the National Police who patrol the city and the three neighbouring departments. It is also responsible for providing emergency services, including the Paris Fire Brigade. Its headquarters is on Place Louis Lépine on the Île de la Cité.

Cityscape

Panorama of Paris as seen from the Eiffel Tower in a full 360-degree view (river flowing from north-east to south-west, right to left).

International relations

Twin towns and partner cities

Column dedicated to Paris near the Baths of Diocletian in RomeSculpture dedicated to Rome in the square Paul Painlevé in ParisSee also: List of twin towns and sister cities of Paris

Since 9 April 1956, Paris is exclusively and reciprocally twinned only with:

Seule Paris est digne de Rome ; seule Rome est digne de Paris. (in French)Solo Parigi è degna di Roma; solo Roma è degna di Parigi. (in Italian)”Only Paris is worthy of Rome; only Rome is worthy of Paris.”

Other relationships

See also :

Economy :

Main article: Economy of Paris

La Défense, the largest dedicated business district in Europe.