Welcome to my quiz, cheri!
- Do you love all things Parisian?
- Do you dream of Paris, walking its romantic streets in the arms of your French lover?
- Does the image of the Eiffel Tower stir up the butterflies in your creative heart?
For me, the answer is YES! I love Paris and that's why I've moved there. But look, being Parisian is not for the weak of heart. So many of us adore Paris and the Parisian lifestyle, but how well do we really know these bold and graceful people? You're gonna love this quick personality and trivia blast that challenges your understanding of the French and la vie Parisienne. And hey, there's a little music player in the upper right corner if you want to listen to Putumayo's French Cafe while you play. It will get you in zee mood, cheri!
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Taken from literature about Paris...
- “It was only in a place like Paris where knowing the books someone loved, whether they followed Lévi-Strauss or Sartre, was the yardstick by which to measure them.”― Imraan Coovadia, Tales of the Metric System
- “I look to the right as I cross the bridge and smile to see the tip of the Eiffel Tower soaring over rooftops in the distance on the other side of the river. I've seen it in photographs a thousand times, but seeing it in person for the first time that reminds me that I'm really, truly here, thousands of miles away, across an ocean from home.”― Kristin Harmel, The Sweetness of Forgetting
- “Night came on, the lamps were lighted, the tables near him found occupants, and Paris began to wear that peculiar evening look of hers which seems to say, in the flare of windows and theatre-doors, and the muffled rumble of swift-rolling carriages, that this is no world for you unless you have your pockets lined and your scruples drugged.”― Henry James, Madame de Mauves
- "Sunset’s the best time to take a stroll down Mouffetard, the ancient Via Mons Cetardus. The buildings along it are only two or three stories high. Many are crowned with conical dovecotes. Nowhere in Paris is the connection, the obscure kinship, between houses very close to each other more perceptible to the pedestrian than in this street.Close in age, not location. If one of them should show signs of decrepitude, if its face should sag, or it should lose a tooth, as it were, a bit of cornicing, within hours its sibling a hundred metres away, but designed according to the same plans and built by the same men, will also feel it’s on its last legs.The houses vibrate in sympathy like the chords of a viola d’amore. Like cheddite charges giving each other the signal to explode simultaneously.”― Jacques Yonnet, Paris Noir: The Secret History of a City