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Connoisseur's Guide · Europe · france · Paris · Ten Places to Visit. By Mārtiņš Vanags

World's Most Elegant City

Author: Mārtiņš Vanags0 COMMENTS

World's Most Elegant City

It's difficult to imagine more clichéd idea then a suggestion to go to Paris. I pondered for a while upon which city, not just its part, would I put in the first place if I had to choose. New York is unrivaled as to its tempo, excitation and, to great extent, to its architecture too - yet it lacks elegance. California is not a city at all. Berlin's advantage lies in its profoundness and its air of freedom, yet - scale is too small. London, Vienna and Roma seems to be too self-sufficiency. Venice, Florence and Lucerne are fabulous in their beauty but - that is the whole story. So - my choice stopped at Paris, undoubtedly, the world's most elegant city as for its architecture, its people and sonority of language - at times it seems that even puddles there are more beautiful then sunsets someplace else. To my mind, Centre Pompidou (www.cnac-gp.fr) is still the most outstanding building in the world. Also a connoisseur's biography, like the one of Marcel Proust, can be used as a city-guide there - along with this portal, of course - as „the right places" in Paris haven't changed much already for centuries.

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