One of the first cities to implement street lighting. The Eiffel Tower glows with millions of lights each night of the year.
Paris is more than 2,000 years old. Gauls of the Parisii tribe settled there between 250 and 200 BC and founded a fishing village on an island in the river that is the present-day Ile de la Cité -- the center around which Paris developed.
Built in 1887 it remained the world's tallest structure until 1930
April 13 1956 for 3 weeks
Directed by Vincente Minelli for MGM
Won an Oscar for this original screenplay in 1951. He also won 2 Tony Awards for his Musical My Fair Lady.
Celebration of French patriotism
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Composed by Vernon Duke with lyrics by E. Y. Harburg in 1932 for the Broadway musical, Walk A Little Faster.
Marne la Vallée, Ile-de-France,
Sous les toits de Paris, directed by René Clair
1941 - Composed by Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
Martyred by decapitation c. AD 250; patron of Paris
1877, Art Institute of Chicago
1788, oil on canvas; Louvre, Paris
The ossuary fills a renovated section of caverns and tunnels that are the remains of Paris' stone mines
51 short prose poems, 1869
Site of the famous riot at the premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
Opened 1995; designed by Christian de Portzamparc
#1 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts; top ten entry on 3 other UK/US charts; certified multi-Platinum in the US and Platinum in the UK.
1974. First feature film from director Peter Weir.