25 Best Paris Travel Quotes

25 Best Paris Travel Quotes

In need for some travel inspirations? Then why not check out these 25 best Paris travel quotes!

Oui, oui, Paris!

From movies, books to the famous writer all the best quotes are here in short yet inspiring list for anyone who fancies feeling about of wanderlust about the French capital.

And guess what, those Paris travel quotes would also make great Instagram captions for Paris if you need a little help for your next post!

25 Best Paris Travel Quotes

famous quotes about Paris

I’ve been born and living in Paris for most of my life, I adore the city and its essence. ‘Cause you know no matter where in the world I am you can take the girl out of Paris but you can’t take Paris out the girl.

Besides, it’s just a great excuse whenever I complain, as that’s like the quintessence of being a parisians.

I’m joking…ok… half joking, we complain a lot.

So, of course, I feel like it’s only just normal to list up the 25 best quotes about Paris,


  1. “Paris is always a good idea” – Audrey Hepburn

Of course, we are starting with one of the most famous quotes about Paris, from the one and only Audrey Hepburn. This quote simply put in perspective why you should visit Paris!

2. “When good Americans die, they go to Paris” – Oscar Wilde

3. ” Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

4. “A bad day in Paris is still better than a good day anywhere else”

5. ” In Paris, our lives are one masked ball” – Gaston Leroux

6. “The shopping, the food, the views! Paris is a city that entrances us all – and I’m no exception” – Michael Kors

And neither I am.

7. “She wanted to die, but she also wanted to live in Paris” Gustave Flaubert

8. ” An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris” Friedrich Nietzche

9. “London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation” Gilbert Keith Chesterton

10. ” Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman and New York a well-adjusted transsexual” Angela Carter

11. “I’m not a complicated girl; she laughed, I just want to run away with you, rob a bank, fall in love and eat ice creams in Paris.” Michael Faudet

I couldn’t put up a list of the best Paris travel quotes without some being about love right?

After all Paris is famous for being the city of love, and I am sure some of you reading this can totally picture themselves having a romantic date in Paris!

12. “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty and in the point of Life” – Thomas Jefferson

13. “When spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise” – Henry Miller

Aaah spring is Paris is certainly a great time to be alive, if you want to experience it for yourself make sure to check out the best things to do in Paris in spring

14. “To know Paris is to know a great deal” – Henry Miller

15. ” Final reminder. Whenever you are in Paris at twilight in the early summer, return to the Seine and watch the evening sky close slowly on a last strand of daylight fading quietly, like a sigh.”  -Kate Simon

One very wise advice.

16. ” The chief danger about Paris is that it is such a strong stimulant” – T.S. Eliot

17. “Breathe Paris in. It nourishes the soul” – Victor Hugo

18. ” To err is human. To loaf is Parisian” – Victor Hugo

19. ” “In Paris, they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.” – Mark Twain

Hey psst! If you’d like to visit Paris in the future then why not prepare yourself with those French phrases and words to know!

"Breathe Paris in. It nourishes the soul" - victor hugo

20. “Paris is like a whore. From a distance, she seems ravishing you can’t wait until you have her in your arms. And five minutes later you feel empty, disgusted with yourself. You feel tricked.” – Henry Miller

I think this quote is pretty fitting in a sense that a lot of people idealise Paris, of course, I think Paris is an amazing city but it can far from the romantic image people depeint of it sometimes, hence, them getting dissapointed.

Leave your expectations at home and experience Paris fully as if you knew nothing about the French capital!

21. “He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo. Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic. Nothing is more sublime.” – Victor Hugo

22. “Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant” – Honoré de Balzac

Paris is one of the fashion capital, so, this makes sense. If you ever want to come shopping in Paris make sure to check out those malls!

23. Paris is a place in which we can forget ourselves, reinvent, expunge the dead weight of our past” -Michael Simkins

24. “It is perfectly possible to be enamoured of Paris while remaining totally indifferent or even hostile to the French” . – James Baldwin

Aaah touché. Although I promise some of us are actually lovely?

25. “Paris was a universe whole and entire unto herself, hollowed and fashioned by history; so she seemed in this age of Napoleon III with her towering buildings, her massive cathedrals, her grand boulevards and ancient winding medieval streets – as vast and indestructible as nature itself.”  -Anne Rice

One of my favourite quote as I feel that it describes the city of light pretty well! Don’t you think?

Perfect to complete this list!


Alright, that’s a wrap on my 25 best Paris travel quotes, hopefully, those make you want to visit Paris even more or come back to fall in love all over again with this amazing city!

Tell me, which of these quotes about Paris are your favourites?


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27 Comments

  1. 19/04/2020 / 00:05

    What lovely quotes! I have been to Paris a few times, but have been wanting to take my husband there because I know he will love it. I cannot wait to be able to travel again soon. Thank you for sharing!

  2. 19/04/2020 / 00:15

    These are beautiful quotes! I’d love to visit Paris some day. My mom and I have always talked about taking a trip there.

  3. 19/04/2020 / 00:38

    I love number 10! Made me laugh! I’ve never been to all 3 places but they are famous enough that I’ve learned a great deal about all 3. I dream of visiting all of them, and praying that it’s sooner than later.

  4. 19/04/2020 / 04:18

    I hope to visit Paris, France one day. There is a Paris here in Tennessee with a smaller scale Eiffel Tower. It’s only a few hours away from us. We’re planning a road trip there this summer.

  5. 19/04/2020 / 09:56

    Love the quote, In Paris, our lives are one masked ball. My parents have been to Paris and they absolutely loved the trip. I wish to go their someday too. 🙂

  6. 20/04/2020 / 03:48

    I love the quote from Thomas Jefferson. “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty and in the point of Life” I guess Paris has so much to offer. I can’t wait to feel it. I can’t wait to see it.

  7. Tia J McKinzie
    20/04/2020 / 09:27

    The michael kors quote rings true to me! I love that it entices me! I want to go so badly! on day!!

  8. 20/04/2020 / 10:32

    I’ve never been to Paris but I hopefully one day I will.

  9. 20/04/2020 / 16:54

    Amnazing 25 quotes about Paris, Love to read this wonderful article …

  10. Marie
    20/04/2020 / 17:35

    I have never been to Paris, but always wanted to go. Maybe someday. And I loved how your quotes were all very different: some humorous, some romantic, some sarcastic, some beautiful.

  11. 20/04/2020 / 18:55

    Paris is awesome place to visit and these quotes are even awesome….. thanks for sharing these.

  12. Bailey Deziel
    20/04/2020 / 22:27

    Paris is such a beautiful and enchanting place. It’s not surprising there are so many quotes about it.

  13. natalielovesbeauty
    21/04/2020 / 01:47

    Paris is such a beautiful city to explore! I was lucky enough to visit two years ago. These are great quotes!

  14. 21/04/2020 / 10:20

    Nice quotes! I didn’t know that there are inspiring quotes like these specifically for Paris. Thanks for sharing!

  15. 21/04/2020 / 22:16

    great selection of quotes! I’ll have to share this with my mom and brothers… I was born in France, I sure do miss it! We live in Mpls,MN now and have been for a while. I’m sure my mom would love to read these, she LOVES Paris!

  16. 25/04/2020 / 06:03

    Not only did this ignite some wanderlust in me, it ignited some book-lust too, haha! Loved reading these.

  17. Mr laxman
    25/04/2020 / 06:08

    wow great quotes. i might be share into my website this info tips to share with us here dear

  18. charlottelint
    25/04/2020 / 14:06

    These quotes sure make me want to go to Paris!

  19. 25/04/2020 / 16:08

    What an adorable and feel-good idea for a post! I love reading over some inspiring and wanderlust-fueled words 🙂 Makes we want to go back to Paris!

  20. 28/04/2020 / 16:09

    Love it ! Paris is such a unique place ! Can’t wait to go back home to France !

  21. Hannah
    29/04/2020 / 23:03

    I can relate to #15 so much since I use to live in Paris and it comes really close to heart. Really lovely quotes!

  22. Erin
    30/04/2020 / 01:11

    There are so many beautiful quotes and sayings about Paris. These ones make me miss France. I’ll have to visit again once quarantine is over and it’s safe to travel again. Thanks for this inspo!

  23. 30/04/2020 / 17:02

    As a diehard Francophile, I always appreciate quotes about Paris, thanks for putting together such a fantastic list!

  24. 01/05/2020 / 06:39

    Great quotes, #10 made me laugh mainly because i i real get it living so close to NYC.

  25. 05/05/2020 / 01:10

    I love these! Especially “To err is human. To loaf is Parisian”. Of course, Victor Hugo is always so quotable!

  26. Courtney
    05/05/2020 / 04:14

    I love #13: “When spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise” – Henry Miller – I live in NYC, and your post has inspired to look up quotes of my own city!

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