Ah Paris. What can be said about the famed City of Light that has not already been said? Indeed Parisian culture is such that mere mention of the city’s name is sure to conjure emotions and visualizations in the mind’s of all, even those who have never set foot in the city. The Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Louvre, Ratatouille (the food not the movie...ok the movie too) all spring to one’s mind along with many others, icons of immeasurable worth cast through the ages.
Some of the world’s best delectable cuisine, opulent shopping, trend-setting fashion, cherished art, and iconic cityscapes and landscapes can be found here among an ethnic hodgepodge of people. Truly Paris is a cultural epicenter unlike any other. A modern metropolis, Paris spreads out into many distinct quarters around the Seine River. The quarters can each take on their own feel and architecture as though they were separate isolated towns with their own burgeoning communities.
If one ever manages to find one’s self bored in Paris, a simple stroll among its enchanting streets should offer sufficient entertainment for any day or night, as some sight or happening is always just around the corner. Should aliens make contact and ask for a single example of our societal culture, Paris would make a very strong case as a leading candidate. It shines as a luminous beacon of humanity’s dreams and quirks, economic ingenuity and artistic grace, a cultural sparkle in the world’s eye.