Other cities have taken the name city of lights, but we all know that the name refers to Paris and only Paris. Just as there is only one Big Apple, there is only one City of Lights. I have known Americans that refuse to go to Paris because they think the people are rude. My experience says that couldn’t be further from the truth. People are friendly and will go out of there way to help you, just like New Yorkers do. They will especially try to help you if you attempt to speak French to them. They may correct your French, but at the same time they will lead you to the Metro station rather than direct you. This is a view of Paris from Montmartre. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.