In the centre of France lies the wonderful city of Paris. With the river Seine as its artery, Paris really is the heart of modern Europe. It is the city of love, art and fashion. Adored by love birds, mentioned in millions of poems and songs, and a great inspiration to every artist, Paris has a lot to offer. The city is accessible by car, train or airplane and has a fine metro system that brings you everywhere within minutes.
Paris has been vividly described by Ian Fleming in his short story “From a view to a kill”. Bond hates it; “The tourists ripped the heart out of the city, and he never enjoyed a single happy day in Paris since the Second World War” Whenever in Paris, Bond always stays at the same hotel, Hotel Terminus Nord, near the train station Gare du Nord. He would have lunch in Cafe de la Paix, la Rotonde or Dome, because he liked the food there and he could spend quite some time observing people. Because Bond’s character has been much based on Fleming himself, one can assume Fleming wasn’t very fond of Paris.