16 signs you really should be living in Paris

1. You can survive without sunlight.

And in fact, you find rain pleasant.

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There are about 162 rainy days annually in Paris.

You also only get a couple hours of sunlight during the winter.

2. But when the sun is out, so are you.

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If it’s warm enough, Parisians are always up for a picnic by the river or in a park.

3. You know how to drink without getting drunk.

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Being completely drunk is very unseemly, but if you know how to enjoy

a couple bottles of wine with friends, welcome to the party.

4. You’re not one for coffee on the go.

You’d prefer to just sit and have a quiet moment

with your caffeine, thank you very much

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Although Starbucks is very present in Paris,

you should never, ever admit to going there.

5. You’re a walker. It’s how you get

around and how you keep fit.

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As if you’d ever have a gym membership.

6. But if need be, you can also handle a bike in traffic.

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You’ll be great on a Vélib’.

7. You prefer al fresco dining even in winter,

provided there are heat lamps.

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A coat looks better on, anyhow.

8. You’re totally fine with PDA.


Everyone else is doing it. NOW KISS ME YOU FOOL.

9. Carbs don’t scare you.

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You’ll walk it off anyhow.

10. You’re a cynic

(You’ll fit in naturally with the Parisians)

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Everything is horrible. Let’s talk about how horrible everything is.

11. You’re a bookworm, and one of your

favorite activities is finding a spot to

sit and read for a couple hours.

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Specialty bookshops in particular are plentiful in Paris.

According to this New York Times article, “Quite simply, the French

treat books as special. Some 70% of French people said they read at least

one book last year; the average among French readers was 15 books.”

12. You actually enjoy grocery shopping.

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While you can of course go to the supermarket, it’s more fun and traditional

to visit all your different local suppliers — the cheese shop, the butcher, the baker, etc.

13. You’re comfortable around people

and good at making friends.

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You kind of have to force your way in to French friend circles,

so you really can’t be timid when it comes to putting yourself out there.

14. But you’re also good at being alone.

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There are certain things in Paris that should be experienced solo.

15. You’re not *TOO* American.

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As in, you don’t embody any bad American stereotypes and you show

interest and passion for other cultures. Bonus points if you’re

from New York, and even better: BROOKLYN.

16. And you could give a shit about this.


You go to the Eiffel Tower once. And then you never go back.

If you live in Paris, it is the LEAST important thing about the city.

So, sound good? Allons-y!

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