Japanese embassy in Paris has a 24 hour helpline, for their citizens who didn’t find Paris as expected. The French psychiatric journal Nervure cites the disappointment many visitors feel is caused by the over-romanticised expectations of Paris as a city of love, fashion, and glamorous people.
In Paris in 1910, engineers had to freeze the Seine river along 64 meters to dig the tunnel for the subway going underneath it.
In 2004 authorities discovered a fully functioning movie theater in the Parisian catacombs, equipped with a fully functioning restaurant, stocked bar, and projecting equipment. Three days later, when the police returned accompanied by experts from the French electricity board to see where the power was coming from, the phone and electricity lines had been cut and a note was lying in the middle of the floor: “Do not,” it said, “try to find us.”
China tried to build a city that was a replica of Paris, right down to the replica Eiffel Tower, but it’s now a ghost town.
The municipal government of Paris passed a resolution to prohibit Tom Cruise from becoming an honorary citizen of the city.
Most of the French authors were against the building of the Eiffel Tower in their times. Guy de Maupassant, one of them, used to have lunch every day at its bottom because it was the only place in Paris where he couldn’t see the structure.
In 1450 a large pack of wolves killed 40 people in the middle of Paris.
Annually Paris experiences nearly 20 cases of mental break downs from visiting Japanese tourists, whom cannot reconcile the disparity between the Japanese popular image of Paris and the reality of Paris.
In the 1700s in Paris, women wore hats with lightning rods attached when venturing outdoors during bad weather. Bad idea.
There are more dogs in Paris than people.