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When it comes to Paris' culture, you will be immediately exposed to its vast artistic achievement. Its grandiose architecture that stood the test of time. The world “culture” actually came from French term. This originated from a Latin word colere, which means to grow and to cultivate.
When you think of Paris' culture, you think of art. How it is applied in everyday life of the city.
In this section, you will learn more about the kind of people you are going to mingle with. The culture that surrounds the city and the language that binds it all together. You will also learn why Paris is also called the “city of love.” In this article, you'll learn about Paris' culture.
Paris’ rich cultures were mainly influenced by its first residents – the Parisii. They came from a Celtic background, mixed with a Gallo-Roman culture. However, the city’s culture is also richly diverse and influenced by the Scandinavians, Romans and British. The city has now a population of over 2 million people. And in the European Union it is also the fifth largest municipality.
French is the official language used by Paris’ residents. It is also the second widely learned language in the world. Although some will argue, that love is also its major language. Don’t worry though; there are also lots of people who are speaking in English and can understand it.
Parisians, and French people in general takes great pride of their country and its government, they get offended if foreigners insult or has a negative comment about their nation. They are also in general very passionate and romantic people; their attitude towards sex outside of marriage is accepted. They are mostly sophisticated, and they are the kind of people who appreciates beauty and style in the most regal manner.
Paris became known as the “city of love and romance” for many reasons, one of which is because of its “romantic” ambience – the beautiful glow of the Eiffel Tower at night, the romantic walks in the historic Seine River, the love padlocks in Pont des Arts, the fine dining, the exquisite architecture, the luxury hotels, and the sweet French people. The language of love mainly encompasses the whole city, which is why lots of tourists especially couples are attracted to go to Paris and spend time with their loved ones.