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Paris - Wikipedia

Paris - Wikipedia


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Why do they call Paris the City of Lights?

  • Lanterns were on every street, and Parisians were asked to light their windows with oil lamps and candles. This was to prevent law offenders from avoiding the police or hiding in dark alleys. The idea was to reduce the crime rate. That time forward, Paris gained the name La Ville-Lumière (the City of Light)
  • 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 European cities to adopt gas street lighting.


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