|Subject: Re: City of Light or Lights?/Paris hotels|
This doesn't add much to what Don and Linda said, but browsing my
library's collection I found in the _Dictionary of Literary Themes
and Motives_, edited by Jean-Charles Seigneuret: Paris, the
nineteenth-century 'city of light,' first lays claim to that title in
the twelfth century because of the fame of its university.