Paris, Nice, or Rome? Which one?
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Feb 7, 2012 3:21 AM Last Post By: jdevon
Feb 5, 2012 8:15 PM
Feb 5, 2012 8:32 PM
1No question: Rome
1. Italian language is more beautiful and easier than French, although less useful.
3. People are friendly, easy going.
4. Rome is not a huge metropolis like Paris.
5. There is much more to see in Rome, it sights are inexhaustible even in a lifetime.
6. Last, but not least the food is also better in Rome.(OK, there are more high quality restaurants in Paris, but I guess you won`t be eating in those.)
Feb 6, 2012 12:05 AM
2Agreed, Rome, for all the same reasons, plus it has better weather!
Feb 6, 2012 12:25 AM
What you want to ask yourself is: do you prefer the provincial boring small-scale Rome or the vibrant, bustling, and varied Paris? ... no, wait .. that's not objective enough ... let's see .. do you prefer the intimate atmosphere of the smaller city in contrast to the cold anonymity of the larger one ... umm,no .. that's not right either .. damn, where's that coin?
Feb 6, 2012 12:37 AM
Feb 6, 2012 1:07 AM
- Nice is the only option that gives you daily access to the sea.
- Paris has the best public transportation, hence which will give you more independance to discover the city. In this respect, describing Paris as bigger is irrelevant IMHO.
- Rome has the best cheap food.
- Paris has undoubtedly the most to offer culture-wise with a lot of festivals and concerts going on.
- Both Paris and Rome are much less busy in August because of summer vacation. Though it starts already in July for Parisians.
- In all 3 cities, you will have a lot of temptations to speak English because there will be so many tourists around.
I am not sure any of these arguments are really decision-maker.
As said above, go get a coin...
Feb 6, 2012 2:15 AM
6But based on your travels, which city is best?
But you are the person who is going, not me. It is no use my telling you about my experiences in each city and even I felt it were useful, I do not have time to do that. If you want meaningful feedback, you need to define what you mean by "best". After all, that is what is most important, and it is certainly more valid than my making an impressionistic guess at what you mean by "best".
Alternatively, you could do a thorough internet search because all three cities get loads of coverage in websites and blogs. But that would involve your doing some work.
Feb 6, 2012 10:30 AM
Rome can't compare to Paris. There's so much to see and do...Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Seine, plus so many day trips from Paris - Versailles, Giverny, Loire Valley.
Rome can be done in a couple of days, Paris can't be done in a lifetime.
Nice is nice but it's more about the rich and the famous, Paris is for everyone.
Whatever you choose, I'm sure you'll have a great summer.
Feb 6, 2012 12:59 PM
8No real votes for Nice so far...
I lived in Rome for several years and now in Paris. For me, this would be very easy: Rome.
More things to see, more history, better food, better weather, cheaper. It's also easier to get out of the city (beach, lakes). Travelling around Italy will also be cheaper- trains in France are fast but expensive, unless booked well in advance.
Paris has more contemporary art and performances, that's true, but don't underestimate Rome.
In July/August the Estate Romana summer festival sees hundreds of activities, outdoor performances in 2000-year old locales. Hard to beat. Paris has a summer festival too but it has a quarter of the number of performances and last year half of them were washed away by rain....
Feb 6, 2012 1:36 PM
9Rome can be done in a couple of days
Yes, you can do the Vatican museums and St. Peters in one day and the hundreds of other things to do Rome on the other day. Done!
If I were selecting a city in which to study, my main criterion would be: which has the most obelisks?
Therefore I would select Rome.
Feb 6, 2012 9:26 PM
10.....Nice is nice but it's more about the rich and the famous
You mean the homeless getting something to eat each day by social helpers or collecting their food in the container outside the supermarkets, sleeping under the bridges and need help from the Red Cross and other organisations? Or do you mean the long line of workless and young people just coming out of their schools and universities awaiting help from the local (what is a national) offices to get their first job for some liitle Euros after working hard and for long time to get their diplomes?
Feb 7, 2012 3:21 AM
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