You think you’ve been there before and you know the town like the back of your hand. Familiar vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe or Parisian streets are everything but surprising and tempting to return to. Thanks to these shots, you can discover Paris anew and look at the city from a totally different angle.
And by the way, did you know that…
…initially, the Eiffel Tower was intended to be dismantled and sold as scrap two decades after its construction ? Well, it never happened…
…La Défense is Europe’s largest purpose-built business district, with 3,500,000 square metres (37,700,000 sq ft) of offices ?
…the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world, welcoming over 8 million visitors a year ?
…La Défense is home to 1,500 businesses and 150,000 employees ?
…record skate jump off the Eiffel Tower was set in May 2010 by Taig Khris, who launched himself from the 40-meter (131 ft) high first floor of the tower onto a giant pipe ramp built beneath it ?
…the world’s first public striptease dance was performed in Paris in 1894 ?
…Paris is considered the most romantic city in the world ? Yes, you did!
…La Défense = 310,000 square metres (3,300,000 sq ft) of flagstone and sidewalk ?
…the word hotel comes from the French word hôte meaning host ?
…Arc de Triomphe design was inspired by the Arch of Titus, a 1st-century honorific arch in Rome.