Why Paris is called the City of Love?
It is well known that Paris is called the city of love. It is also known as the city of lights and is iconic owing to its spellbinding architecture. Very few cities in the world have such amazing architectural gems to offer.
Now, is Paris called the city of love because of some clever marketing strategy of the tourism industry or because of the millions of newlyweds choosing the city for their honeymoon?
Truth is there are many reasons why Paris is the city of love. Let us start with the absolute basics, which will not be put to debate. Paris is a beautiful city. The by-lanes, the ambience, the cafes, the buildings, the tourist hotspots and everything you would see, hear and feel around you will have to be loved. Then there are the sunsets, the lights and the hours of endless marveling at the tourists’ hotspots. Taking a photograph with your loved one having Eiffel Tower in the backdrop is one of the simplest things you can cherish. Photos at sunset, by the Seine or taking a short cruise are just some of the many romantic things you can do.
Paris is indeed loveable because of French which is often christened as the language of love. The city encourages you to spend long hours sitting and chatting, talking about things you like, exploring art and history, sipping some amazing coffee and indulging in some mouthwatering cuisines and you are discouraged from rushing into things. That is indeed what love is all about. You don’t rush into things. You enjoy every moment of being in love and that is what Paris is all about.
Paris is one world city that has managed to keep art, culture, poetry, music and literature at the forefront. This is possibly because of the history of Paris with romanticism. Many historians and scholars are of the opinion that Paris isn’t called the city of love because of the modern day popularity of the city for honeymooners. Paris was at the crux of romanticism, an era when people wanted to find love, craved for some free and open expressions of emotions, indulged in chivalry and even outright infidelity. In that era, Great Britain and much of Europe was more conscious of societal expectations. Simply put, other societies were prudish. One had to be in Paris to find love, to consummate love beyond the prearranged weddings and it was the city where emotions triumphed over rationalism.
Paris has ever since held onto its moniker, the city of love.