Why is Paris considered such a romantic city? What makes it romantic?

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India
June 3, 2008 10:57pm CST
Interesting question. My guess is the idea got started in late-19th-century and early-20th-century England, when Paris’s obsession with the good life—food, entertainment,—was in stark contrast to London’s more uptight attitudes. Paris’s unique architecture (courtesy of Napoleon) would also appear romantic when compared with just about any American city. What makes Paris romantic right now? Great food everywhere, served everywhere from impressive culinary temples to simple side-street cafes. Sophisticated entertainment. General livability—the slums, if any, are outside the city. Preserved Napoleonic architecture that gives the city an almost theme-park-like appearance. And, of course, at least 100 years of nonstop hype.
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@chechuva (1276)
• Philippines
9 Jun 08
Paris is really a beautiful place! all their buildings are really designed well. they even put lights to make it more attractive at night! they also put trees in a art way... all structures in Paris are designed with purpose and beauty!
• India
9 Jun 08
Paris is known for style, passion ,women and elegance. Mostly preffered by young couples as holiday place.Its known as romantic city as well as destination of fashion and style.
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
9 Jun 08
I think a lot of people think the language is very romantic, and that the people are very sexy and romantic and I think the movies sell the place as very romantic..