Hemingway knew what he was talking about when he wrote, "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".
But Paris also stays with you if you are lucky enough to visit later in life.
Living in New York City can make you somewhat jaded. After a visit to Paris, New York just doesn't look the same anymore. I start to look for comparisons on every street and in every park I visit.
I have had people tell me that French people are very rude, and dislike Americans. These people of course, have
never visited France. I have always found the French people to be warm, friendly and welcoming. Their zest for life is as refreshing as the magnificent wines that grace the lunch and dinner tables throughout the country.
Until I have the opportunity to visit again, the feast that is Paris will stay with me. In my mind and in a special place in my heart.