Caroline's Travel Tips on Paris

  • PARIS' NIGHT LIGHTS

    There are a few theories about how Paris came to be known as the City of Light (or La Ville Lumière).  One is that the name was derived from the spectacular electrical light displays at Paris' World's Fair of 1889. Another theory traces its origin to the city's early adoption of street lighting in the nineteenth century (first  gas lamps and later electric lights). Whatever the reason, day or night, Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.