Paris and New-York are two of the most famous city in the world. They are visited every year by millions of tourists.They are all admiring by the architecture, the food, the size of the city, they all want to see the eiffel towers or the statue of liberty… I had the chance to live in these two countries and to realized how this places are amazing but in a different way.
Firstly, one of the most differences between this cities are the food.
In France, you go every night before coming back home to a bakery to buy your breakfast: the traditional baguette. You eat your baguette with butter and jam at home and then you go to work. In New York, most of the population eat a bagel with cream cheese (philadelphia) and they buy it on the way to work. Many american take the food to take away. This is exactly the same for the coffee. In Paris almost nobody go to Starbuck to have their morning coffee. They having their Expresso at work or home. For against, in New York, they drink Americano (coffee with a lot of milk) on the way to work. They stop to Starbuck before arriving to work. Secondly, When you arrived to Paris or New York you must tried traditional pastries. When you are in Paris and you want to have a snack you have to tried macaroons, the best places is Ladurée. In New-York, the most famous pastry are Cup Cakes. All the tourist try it when they arrived in the Big Appel. This is the same for fast food, in France you will order a Croque Monsieur if you want to eat quickly but in USA it’s will be a hot dog. You find the hot dog everywhere in the street, but in Paris you will have to go to a bakery. Thridly, I think the food in France is less fat. They prefer to eat healthy food, this is not in our culture to eat o lot. We prefer tasty food against a big plat. When you go to an american food market, all the food are more sugary than in France and the quality product like fish, vegetal are very expensive. This why is it easier to have a better nutrition, but I also think this in the France culture to value the healthy food.
Then, one the second biggest differences between this two countries is the architecture.
Paris is an old city call “the city of light”, every monuments are illuminated. This is beautiful at night. The architecture is authentic with a lot of charm. They did not rebuild the city in an modern way. They tried to preserve their heritage. Lot of kings created awesome bridges, statues to their effigies, castles, churches..All this monument are still here. This is why Paris is one of the most beautiful city of the world but not the most modern. The city is like a labyrinth, it’s not easy to find your way. In contrast, New-York is one of the most modern city in the world. The streets are gridded, so it’s impossible to be lost. The monument are impressive building. You always have to look up if you want to understand the big apple. Everything is created to show the power of the united state and the modernization of new cities. The outlook are incredibles, you can see fare away. This city is also charming but in a different way.
New York and Paris are both very popular. But their strength to attract tourists are totally different. I think the way of life, the architecture, the food represent very well the culture of this cities.
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