Paris, La Ville-Lumière
The City of Lights is a dazzling place that truly sparkles, day and night.
Each evening almost 300 sites across the city are illuminated, including over 30 magical bridges and, of course, the iconic Eiffel Tower which is lit up with 20,000 glittering lightbulbs. The city’s nickname, however, has a deeper history.
In 1667 King Louis XIV marshaled a plan to place thousands of lanterns along cobblestone streets and elegant boulevards.
From then on, Paris was known as “La Ville-Lumière”