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.
- France- Paris “The City of Lights” (cityhoppers123.wordpress.com)
- Paris Photos By Joanna Lemanska Capture Serene Reflections Of The City of Light (PHOTOS) (huffingtonpost.com)
- International Adventure Guide 2013: Paris, France (gadling.com)
- Things you might want to know about Paris… (laydeeb1.wordpress.com)