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55 Inspirational Quotes About Paris

Is there anything better than the city of Love? Here are the top quotes about Paris to have you dreaming of traveling to Paris. Paris, the “City of Love” is one of the most romantic cities in the world. It is the perfect location to propose and a romantic honeymoon destination. Paris is at the top of many people’s travel bucket lists.

Not only is Paris known as the City of Love but artists and writers flock to Paris as they find tremendous inspiration in this magnificent city filled with so much history. Is there anything more romantic than staying in a Paris hotel with an Eiffel Tower View or how about visiting all the beautiful castles in France?

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I have compiled some short quotes about Paris, some funny quotes about Paris as well as famous Paris quotes. This should give you enough wanderlust to want to escape on a romantic getaway to the city of lights and indulge in all the food in Paris you must indulge in. Once you have enjoyed all the Paris attractions make sure to head out on some great day trips from Paris to explore the region. You should also explore the beautiful small towns in the South of France.

When in Paris, some of the top things to do are a sunset cruise on the Seine River, visit Versailles, and of course visiting the Louvre Museum.

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Short Quotes About Paris


1   “Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn

2   “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of life.” – Thomas Jefferson

3   “Secrets travel fast in Paris.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

4   “An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

5   “Breathe Paris in. It nourishes the soul.” -Victor Hugo

6   “Paris holds the key to your heart.” -Anastasia

7   “London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.” – G. K. Chesterson

8   “To know Paris is to know a great deal.” – Henry Miller

9   “In Paris, our lives are one masked ball.” -Gaston Leroux

10  “When good Americans die, they go to Paris.” – Oscar Wilde

11  “I like The Eiffel Tower because it looks like steel and lace.” -Natalie Lloyd

12  “Paris is not a city; it’s a world.” – King Francis I

13  “We’ll always have Paris.” – Howard Koch

14 “America is my country and Paris is my hometown.” – Gertrude Stein

15  “A bad day in Paris is still better than a good day in anywhere else.”

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Funny Quotes about Paris


16  “So sad to say Versailles to Paris.”

17  “There is no cure for Paris.”

18  “Paris is a city of dreams.”

19  “Don’t come to Paris with no Monet.”

20  “Going in Seine over this city!”

21  “Pardon my French.”

22  “Paris is not just a city for lovers, but a city to fall in love with.”

23  “Breakfast of Champs-Elysees.”

24  “Paris, I hope our paths croissant again.”

25  “It would be humiliating if Eifel in Paris.”

26  “Eiffel hard for this city.”

27  “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a Notre Dame.”

28  “Eiffel in love with this city at first sight.”

29  “The City of Love has my heart.”

30  “Paris, I louvre you”

31  Life is pain au chocolat. 

32  “In Paris, Eifel in love.” 

33  “Sometimes the French give me the crepes.”

34  “If you’re going to be sad, you might as well be sad in Paris.” – Gossip Girl

35  “Keep calm and love Paris.”

36  “Paris, je t’aime.”

Famous Paris quotes
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Famous Paris Quotes


37  “There are only two places in the world where we can live happy—at home and in Paris.” Ernest Hemingway

38  “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” — Ernest Hemingway

39  “But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.” –Ernest Hemingway

40  “He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo. Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic. Nothing is more sublime.” — Victor Hugo

41  “Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art.” — Carlos Ruiz Zafón

42  “If ‘Sex and the City’ taught us anything, it’s that Paris is the only city in the world that New Yorkers actually fantasize about.” — Elizabeth Bard

43  “When spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise.” — Henry Miller

44  “The whole of Paris is a vast university of Art, Literature, and Music… it is worth anyone’s while to dally here for years. Paris is a seminar, a post-graduate course in everything.” — James Thurber

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45  “A final reminder. Whenever you are in Paris at twilight in the early summer, return to the Seine and watch the evening sky close slowly on a last strand of daylight fading quietly, like a sigh.” — Kate Simon

46  “There should be a name for the syndrome that occurs when you’re in Paris and you already miss it.” — Rosecrans Baldwin

47  People wonder why so many writers come to live in Paris. I’ve been living ten years in Paris and the answer seems simple to me: because it’s the best place to pick ideas. Just like Italy, Spain… or Iran are the best places to pick saffron. If you want to pick opium poppies you go to Burma or South-East Asia. And if you want to pick novel ideas, you go to Paris. -Roman Payne

48  That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me. -Marion Cotillard as Adriana in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris

49  “I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely.” -Josephine Baker

50  “Even the pigeons are dancing, kissing, going in circles, mounting each other. Paris is the city of love, even for the birds.” -Samantha Schutz

51  “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” – Thomas Jefferson

52  “When spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise.” – Henry Miller

53  “Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.” – John Berger

54  “In Paris, they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.” – Mark Twain

55  “Paris is like a whore. From a distance she seems ravishing, you can’t wait until you have her in your arms. And five minutes later you feel empty, disgusted with yourself. You feel tricked.” – Thomas Jefferson



I hope you enjoyed these 55 inspirational quotes about Paris and that they have you dreaming of the Louvre and eating all the delicious cheese and sipping on French wine. There are so many more Paris quotes but these are some of my favorites. What are some of your quotes about Paris that I should add to this list? Let me know your Paris quotes.

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