There are a total of 6,100 streets in Paris…
Rue de l’Abreuvoir in Montmartre.Photo: Loïc Lagarde/Flickr
And 13,260 crossroads.
It may look like just a few steps, but the shortest street in the city – at just 5.75 metres – is Rue des Degrés in the 2nd arrondissement.
The newest street in the city was almost named Rue Steve Jobs, until the controversial decision was overruled.
Instead, it will be named after computer scientists Alan Turing and Grace Murray Hooper.
It will be in the 13th arrondissement alongside the Halle Freyssinet, a start-up incubator set to host 1,000 small businesses.
An impression of “Rue Steve Jobs” and the man himself. Photo: The Local/AFP
rue du chat qui pêche = jalan kucing memancing 🙂 the smallest street in Paris… oh la la !!! pic.twitter.com/7SJVKBS1kg
— Monsieur Azhar (@azhartaib) April 8, 2013
The widest street – at a whopping 120 metres – is Avenue Foch in the 16th arrondissment. It’s one of the most prestigious streets in the capital.