Paris (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places)

Paris (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places)

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by David Hoffman
     
 

Did you know?

  • 20,000 bulbs light up the Eiffel Tower.
  • Although beloved by the French, croissants actually originated in Budapest in the late 1600s.
  • 17,000 people were beheaded during the French Revolution.
  • Priests at Notre-Dame Cathedral hear confessions in eight languages: French, English, Spanish, Italian,

Overview

Did you know?

  • 20,000 bulbs light up the Eiffel Tower.
  • Although beloved by the French, croissants actually originated in Budapest in the late 1600s.
  • 17,000 people were beheaded during the French Revolution.
  • Priests at Notre-Dame Cathedral hear confessions in eight languages: French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Arabic, and Japanese.
In this follow-up to the popular Little-Known Facts About Well-Known Stuff, David Hoffman delves into the stories behind some of our favorite places. Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places goes beyond the obvious to reveal the tidbits that we have yet to discover. Covering every aspect—from food, film, and fashion to people, history, and art— these collections of offbeat facts and figures are guaranteed to delight a first-time visitor and surprise even the most jaded local. Packed with a wealth of revelations, Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places is a must-have for know-it-alls, information addicts, curious readers, armchair travelers, and pop culture junkies of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435104273
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/25/2008
Series:
Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

David Hoffman is a television writer, a frequent on-camera correspondent, and the author of a dozen books about popular culture, for which, in recent years, he has been paid to play with toys, challenge untapped cooking skills (with the help of some big-name chefs), and eat and shop his way across the country. He lives in Los Angeles, where he likes to pretend this is hard work.

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Paris (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Lady_Reader More than 1 year ago
Great for my next trip to Paris. I'll know what to look for next with more background information. Great bargain priced find.
Bill_S More than 1 year ago
It was fun, but only if you have a love for Paris like i do. I learned a lot from it, and even my french teacher did. Its a small book, easily put in a pocket or purse.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brassy-Horse More than 1 year ago
A fun little read that gives the reader insight into one of the greatest cities in the world. Helpful facts abound - from tips on how to avoid the long lines at the Eiffel Tower to where to find quiet spots in the city. Perfect for the travel enthusist, historian or fan.