Paris has been known as the “most romantic city,” and you could practically see and feel the love in its many tourist spots. But there is more to Paris than the Eiffel Tower or the Notre Dame Cathedral. Here are some things that you have to know and you can do when you visit France’s capital city.
“The City of Light”
This tag-name of Paris actually comes from “Ville Lumière,” a reference not only the the then revolutionary electrical lighting system implemented in the streets of Paris, but also to the prominence and aura of “enlightenment” the city gained during “La Belle Époque,” the Parisian golden age of the late 19th century. It was during this time when Gustave Eiffel’s famous tower was erected, as well as the first Métro line, and the creation of parks.
A multi-cultural experience
Paris enjoyed considerable growth as a multi-cultural city beginning in the 1970s with the influx of new immigrants magicien hypnotiseur paris from all corners of the world, especially among French-speaking countries, including most of northern and western Africa as well as Vietnam and Laos. These immigrants brought their foods and music both of which are of prime interest for many travelers.
Migration even continues in Paris until now, with a marked increase of immigrants from Latin America in the 21st century, bringing along with them the “taquerias” (which were hard to find in Paris even during the 1990s), the introduction of the chili pepper, and Samba and Salsa music that has become all the rage in the city (alongside Paris lounge electronica).
Today, there’s more nationalities represented in Paris than even in New York.
The city lives in an atmosphere like that of London or New York, with hurried, businesslike people. In France, the Parisians have a reputation for arrogance and perpetual hurriedness. The arrogance is also in keeping with the fact that Paris is a very big city, and the stresses of city life can drive anybody to be a bit brusque.
Aside from which, Parisians undergo constant requests from beggars, salespeople, and buskers every day. Sometimes, they turn out to be crooks, so naturally the Parisians become a bit suspicious of strangers asking for anything, even their time. Try to keep this in mind when you need to ask for directions in the Métro. A shabbily-dressed, badly-shaven, backpack-carrying, foreign-speaking tourist may be, in the eyes of the Parisians, yet another person who till tell some dramatic life story finishing with a request for money.