"Paris of the..."

Thomas Love (tlove@CALVIN.LINFIELD.EDU)
Wed, 3 May 1995 17:50:04 -0700

One of the many little projects I've always wanted to get to - with all my
spare time :) - is to draw up a list of the places that call themselves
(or perhaps also including places so called by outsiders) "The Paris of
the...". For example, Buenos Aires is often called the Paris of South
America. I understand Noumea, New Caledonia, is called "The Paris of
Melanesia" or something like that.

I'd be interested in people's responses, which I'll collect and post
later if this seems at all interesting. Of course the question is what
makes them Paris-like - a history of contact with French
colonials/colonialism? an architecture and/or urban design like those
of Paris?


Tom Love 45N, 123W
Dept. of Soc/Anth
Linfield College
McMinnville, OR 97128