The City of Lights: Paris by Night
Posted on: April 3, 2014, by Peter William
Why is it called the City of Lights? The original term was The City of Light because Paris was the center of education and new ideas during the Age of Enlightenment. Parisian thinkers brought LIGHT to the minds of scholars throughout Europe! Then, in 1828, Paris began lighting the Champs-Elysées with gas lamps. As the first city in Europe to do so, Paris earned the nickname “La Ville-Lumière,” or the City of Lights.The main entrance to the Louvre, added in 1989. Take a night bike tour to check out.The Eiffel Tower from a boat on the Seine.The Notre Dame alight at night.The romantic Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge on the Seine River; seen from a magical boat journey at night.Paris has not been fully discovered until experienced at night. Decades before gas lamps and electricity, the name was given and has proven worthy.