Paris France, the City of Light

Paris France, City of Light

Paris France, City of Light; the Louve and The Arc de Triomphe

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. In 1828, Paris began lighting the Champs-Elysées with gas lamps. It was the first city in Europe to do so, and so earned the nickname “La Ville-Lumière” or The City of Light.

One of my favourite things to do in Paris is take a river cruise down the Seine River just before sunset, the city lights start to come on and it is the most beautiful romantic time of day. For more  stories photos of Paris from this blog.

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  1. Pingback: Seeing the Louve through the Passage Richelieu, Paris France | jmeyersforeman photography

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