Issy-les-Moulineaux (suburb of Paris) is where France Telecom has (had?) its research facilities. This might have had some impact on it. It is a rather "uppy" suburb.
You French people are really incredible with technology, art, culture in general and their cooperation (technically this is called contamination, but in this contest it has a totally positive sense) and on how to promote it. A part from other nick names, not always complimentary, Paris is known as La Ville Lumiere. (Ville = town, Lumiere = light). Very actual. Compliments. Bravo