Since construction the eiffel tower has been painted 19 times, the most recent in 2008--it takes 15 months to complete. The flag's three, equal-sized vertical stripes symbolize an equal union of the monarchy.
Admission to the Louvre is free the first Sunday of every month.
It took 180 years to build Notre-Dame--13,000,000 people visit annually
There are more dogs in Paris--approximately 300,000--than there are children.