France’s capital: is a major global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture.
The 19th-century picturesque cityscape is crisscrossed by boulevards and the River Seine.
There is but one Paris and however hard living may be here, and if it became worse and harder even – the French air clears up the brain and does good – a world of good.
Vincent van Gogh
That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me.
Marion Cotillard as Adriana in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris
Paris is the city in which one loves to live. Sometimes I think this is because it is the only city in the world where you can step out of a railway station—the Gare D’Orsay—and see, simultaneously, the chief enchantments: the Seine with its bridges and bookstalls, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Tuileries Gardens, the Place de la Concorde, the beginning of the Champs Elysees—nearly everything except the Luxembourg Gardens and the Palais Royal. But what other city offers as much as you leave a train?