Do you think another city is more romantic than Paris?
I could put "romantic" in quotation marks like this as I haven't been and don't want to assume there is truth to this labelling (and people must have diverse experiences in different places), but you hear it many times! I heard it again just last night...
I would say Venice is more romantic than Paris, and the reason most probably is that I've lived in Paris but not in Venice. Romance fades when you are trying to negotiate the traffic or cope with the frequent strikes.
Excellent point! Very few people feel like the city (they live in) is the most "romantic" in the world. Being (on vacation) can "romanticize" most major cities one is likely to visit.
Living in a city changes your perspective about everything!
Yes that must be true, and Venice is so unique that I've always wondered if I was more likely to have a romantic time there (as others have said it's very well likely however to come down to who you're with..).
Personally speaking I believe all major cities have their "spots" which if one chose to spend their time they'd find it romantic. What one considers romantic also matters as well.
New York, Chicago, or LA all have bodies of water near them, museums, parks, diverse cultures, skylines that light up the night, festivals, restaurants, entertainment venues, and nightclubs.
Oftentimes what makes a city "romantic" is whom you're with and how you feel about that individual at the time. It's also important to note that when we are on vacation or tourist we tend to only spend our time in the best areas of a city. Paris has it's share of ghetto areas as well as people soliciting money on the street.
There was even a major riot in 2005.
I point these things out not to detract from the beautiful romantic city that Paris is but to also illustrate like all major cities it to has a underbelly.
As a vacationer/tourist we tend to stay, shop, eat, and stroll through the best parts of any city we choose to visit. When we arrive home we can only think of the city in terms of our vacation experience.
Most of us however if we were to decide to move to Paris, New York, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, Milan, Venice, would quickly learn we could not afford to (live) in the surrounding areas that we visited.
I loved my vacation in Paris! However I also know I was on vacation.
Yes I agree that it must come down to the time in your life and the person you're with, even though either way a vacation has a way of "taking you out" of your life... And people could have bad day to day experiences in a certain place that ruins it!
My cousin went to Paris Years ago and was surprised that it looks run down and old to her,like city, wasn't what she expected. To me the most romantic place is up in the white mountains,but mostly bias because my husband and I had our honeymoon there.
Your cousin must have strayed away from tourist sections of town!
Clearly The Avenue des Champs-Élysées and Eiffel Tower areas contain both modern and quaint areas. Some of the tourist places like Moulin Rouge are in a less desirable area
Must have been years ago. Even the run down parts of the city are reviving. Streets and trash are not cleaned as often (budget restraints) but are still pretty darn clean. When you walk a few blocks in any direction, there's a park. So beautiful!
My folks went to Paris and said they saw lots of homeless people (and memorably they had dogs and cellphones/mobile phones). Every city has homeless people, and with the best intentions this or an unsightly building here or there is less romantic...
Good day to you, Nicholas.
Being much older to you, and having had the opportunity to travel around this great world of ours, I can speak with some authority on this subject.
It is not the city that we feel, it is the person's essence who stands beside
us and shares the magnificent views or whispers in our ear the secrets
like only a lover can.
I have been to Paris and I did not feel any romance from the city. It is filled with iconic sights and sounds that once seen, it will stay with you for the rest of your life. But, it did not move me or touch my heart.
What I am trying to say it that the most romantic place on this earth is not
a place at all. It is that feeling inside that warms the heart and tickles your
fancy. It is the person with whom you share this perfect feeling.
For me, it is not London England, Venice Italy, or Paris France. One of my all time favorite romantic places is a small place where my husband and I would go. We could view the Zugspitze in the Austria Alps, and the view was nothing less than stunning. He would wrap his arms around me from behind and we would get lost in the view that seemed to encapsulate us
and take us into another dimension. To me, it was, and still is the most romantic spot on this earth.
I hope you find your most romantic spot on earth and I wish for you that it is
imprinted into your heart and mind for the rest of your days.
"..the most romantic place on this earth is not a place at all. It is that feeling inside that warms the heart and tickles your fancy. It is the person with whom you share this perfect feeling." - Very well stated!
I can dream of moments like these- I've had romantic moments at home but it hasn't been on a (big) trip, thanks for your detail about places you've been and how it moved you, I hope to visit the Austrian Alps one day!
While I love Paris, I think the romance does not come from the place but from the couple.
yes, rome, greece, a beautiful country with historical buildings and scenery that brings couples together
I have been up the Eiffel Tower twice now .. The first time was with my first husband & 3 kids who once they saw the view wanted to go back down for lunch . The 2nd time was with my 2nd husband who I love very much so it was romantic standing looking at the view there with his arms around me .. It was also romantic in Venice .. Back streets of Naples.. Rome , New York and many other places as well as in nature so it obviously depends on who you are with and are you both romantics ...Maybe Venice is more romantic as it is less stressful not in queues like in Paris..
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