Today we take you on a romantic trip to Paris. Because it’s Valentine’s Day, the Paris Travel Guide is available at 60% off for three days now. Have fun!
Some things should never change. Since time immemorial, the mighty metropolis on the Seine has attracted lovers and romantics. The film industry has rented out its street corners, promenades, and bistros as the obligatory backdrop for just about any romantic feature film. But how did Paris, bursting with magnificent buildings but also very hectic, become the world’s capital of love?
It isn’t easy to come up with a historically grounded explanation. The pompous/romantic Parisian cityscape certainly played a role. Promenades, parks, and squares that once served the glorification and relaxation of the king have, since the end of the monarchy, induced “normal people” to stroll and whisper sweet nothings to one another. Cultural institutions such as the Opera or the cinema, which have always trafficked in love stories, are firmly rooted on the Seine. After all, it was the Lumière brothers in the Paris of 1895 who staged one of the world’s first film screenings for a public audience. Read More »