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post #46 of 79
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Besides, when a man is tired of life...he can hop on the Eurostar for a break in Paris.

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post #47 of 79
If I must choose, I choose Paris.
post #48 of 79
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If I must choose, I choose Paris.
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post #49 of 79
London!

As has been mentioned, you can always eurostar to Paris. Personally, Paris is a bit too crowded and has this intangible "ehhh" quality to it. Maybe it's because I had this somewhat romanticized vision of Paris before visiting.

Stereotyping a bit, but I find the general demeanor of Londoners to be friendlier than Parisians. Even the French outside of Paris crack jokes about the Parisians. The decision would definitely be more difficult if it was London or another city in France.

Plus, pubs. Pubs and public drinking by the Thames.
post #50 of 79
Definitely Paris. London is dirty (moreso than Paris) and the weather is terrible.
post #51 of 79
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Originally Posted by The Upright Man View Post
Definitely Paris. London is dirty (moreso than Paris) and the weather is terrible.

In my experience, Paris is far dirtier than London.

London by far. But I wouldn't complain with Paris.
post #52 of 79
Paris for sure... I dont like the UK climate
post #53 of 79
Why anyone would say london is a good place to live is beyond me Paris anytime
post #54 of 79
London, for sure (although as a Englishman I am biased somewhat). Paris and France are two separate entities, and although London is going the same way, it is still much more representative of the UK as a whole, and you will have a richer experience because of it. Besides, flights to all the best cities of Europe (Amsterda, Barcelona, Oslo, Vienna, etc.) cost virtually nothing, and the Eurostar to Paris is a bargain.
post #55 of 79
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Besides, flights to all the best cities of Europe (Amsterda, Barcelona, Oslo, Vienna, etc.) cost virtually nothing, and the Eurostar to Paris is a bargain.

A flight from Paris to the best city in Europe costs exactly nothing.
post #56 of 79
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A flight from Paris to the best city in Europe costs exactly nothing.
I believe they will actually pay one to leave Paris.
post #57 of 79
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A flight from Paris to the best city in Europe costs exactly nothing.
I don't presume to have the requisite knowledge to rank cities in such a way as to designate one as the "best". I have favorites, and certainly some are better than others, but in classical terms both Rome and Athens have a bigger claim to such a title as Paris, so I tend not to throw my hat into such discussions.
post #58 of 79
Athens isn't actually a city. It's more of a Mediterranean landfill, which is populated by an alarming number of people who are too lazy to leave. It mostly just accumulates things that the rest of Europe has no use for.
post #59 of 79
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Athens isn't actually a city. It's more of a Mediterranean landfill, which is populated by an alarming number of people who are too lazy to leave. It mostly just accumulates things that the rest of Europe has no use for.
In one of his novels C. S. Lewis describes hell; I thought immediately of Athens (sans the antiquities).
post #60 of 79
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Athens isn't actually a city. It's more of a Mediterranean landfill, which is populated by an alarming number of people who are too lazy to leave. It mostly just accumulates things that the rest of Europe has no use for.
Many people see Paris as facing a similar decline (if nothing is done to reverse certain trends), due to overcrowding and other such things that are the bane of most major cities nowadays. My point was that the label of "best" city is relative; as one who studied history at University, we have a lot to thank Athens for, moreso than Paris, and if one appreciates the history (both tangible and intangible) of a city more than other factors (as I do) then I would as much like to live in Athens as Paris. It's all relative, which is why I took issue with your statement that Paris is the best city in Europe. Obviously we all have different tastes, and I am by no means attacking yours, but I wanted to express my difference of opinion by showing the criteria I judge cities by.
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