Under Roman rule, the village became an important settlement and was eventually renamed “Paris”; as such, this is the date commonly associated with the founding of Paris, France.
Lutetia’s name as a settlement is mentioned by geographers Strabon (64 BC-21) and Ptolemy (90-168). Etimomogia for Lutetia is unclear; Celtic ‘lucotis’ means ‘slush’, ‘swamp’ (continually under water); in the Breton language ‘lutetia’, namely ‘pis’, ‘impurity’ (by the heavy wind of the fish); while ‘Paris’ is defined by the name of the tribe gal Paris, who lived there.
Now Paris is one of the most well known and visited cities in the world. But even so, he also hides some of the unknowns that you are familiar with below.
1. Who knows a little about Paris, I know there’s a river that adds even more to the beauty of the city, Seine. But there are few who know that once Paris was crossed by another stream, Bievre, a small stream that winded along southern Paris, while during the Industrial Revolution, it turned into a waste collector and contaminants of the surrounding factories, losing no just too much of his beauty, but also of values, to be eventually eliminated, though his rhino still stems in his southern part.
2. The shape of the shell of the snail, famous for the Paris plan, was once different. The first districts of the French capital were created at the time of the Revolution in 1795. At that time, this area was half of what it is today and consisted of 12 districts to escape the 13th. Meanwhile, the actual organization of Paris was configured by Baron Hausmann in 1859.
3. Those who visit the Metropolitan of Paris and especially the subway think that they will see remains of the famous castle, the Bastille. In fact, after 1789, it was subject to destruction itself because it had lost all its value, while the king of France at that time did not have enough funds to maintain it. Subsequently, that area is included in the Metropolitan building plans and today in a certain area visitors can also find parts of the famous castle.
4. The column erected between “Place de la Bastille” does not really remind you of this great moment of Paris and France’s history, but another important act, that of the June Revolution of 1830. This column of 47 meters was constructed since 1840 and there are scaled the names of those who fell during the three days of revolt against King Charles II.
5. There is more than one “Arc de Triomphe.” The legendary “Arc de Triomphe” was completed in 1808 by order of Napoleon, in which are also drawn the names of his fellow fighters who fell during the legendary battles of French strategist . But it seems Bonaparti was not the first French leader to have such constructions. Louis XIV, who built Versailles, built two others called Porte Saint-Denis and Porte Saint-Martin.
6. There are also three “Statues of Liberty”. If you are touring Paris, you will also see three replicas of the famous work of the artist of Franco-Italian origin, Auguste Bartholdi.
7. Montmartre, which usually symbolizes the area of luxury and amusement in Paris, as well as the famous cemetery in the French capital, has been a populated and frequented area since the ancient Romans, mainly to get the famous limestone rocks.
8. French Ethics. Many foreign visitors complain while saying that the French are cold. But the truth is not so, but to get their attention and care, even in the service, you have to know them for yourself, and it only starts with the use of the magic words “bounjour”, “au revoir “,” Goods “.
9. Paris the capital of bread and cheese. It is impossible to find a French home where these are missing. Although there are no written rules, the bread that is sold in Pras’s stores should have all the ingredients, consistency, price or even length. The city has more than 1,200 units selling bread, “boulangerie”, which are coordinated in the neighborhood, even on vacation days, this product never misses in the family. The same can be said about cheese, which is generally consumed after midday.
10. Protocol and “Santé”. For the French, there is a lack of wine breeding before the word Santé is said to be joyful, not just so, but the glasses must meet with everyone and the wings of the people should not be crucified. There is no written protocol, but it is said that this rule comes from the time of the Middle Ages.
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