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Paris \Par"is\, n. [From Paris, the son of Priam.] (Bot.) A plant common in Europe ( Paris quadrifolia); herb Paris; truelove. It has been used as a narcotic.

Note: It much resembles the American genus Trillium, but has usually four leaves and a tetramerous flower.


Paris \Par"is\, n. The chief city of France.

Paris green. See under Green, n.

Paris white (Chem.), purified chalk used as a pigment; whiting; Spanish white.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

capital of France, from Gallo-Latin Lutetia Parisorum (in Late Latin also Parisii), name of a fortified town of the Gaulish tribe of the Parisii, who had a capital there; literally "Parisian swamps" (compare Old Irish loth "dirt," Welsh lludedic "muddy, slimy").\n

\nThe tribal name is of unknown origin, but traditionally derived from a Celtic par "boat" (perhaps related to Greek baris; see barge (n.)), hence the ship on the city's coat of arms.

Paris, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri
Population (2000): 1529
Housing Units (2000): 682
Land area (2000): 1.244607 sq. miles (3.223518 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.244607 sq. miles (3.223518 sq. km)
FIPS code: 56144
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 39.480162 N, 92.001245 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 65275
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Paris, MO
Paris, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas
Population (2000): 3707
Housing Units (2000): 1713
Land area (2000): 4.530961 sq. miles (11.735135 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.260684 sq. miles (0.675169 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.791645 sq. miles (12.410304 sq. km)
FIPS code: 53480
Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location: 35.291665 N, 93.726156 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 72855
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Paris, AR
Paris, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho
Population (2000): 576
Housing Units (2000): 292
Land area (2000): 3.486690 sq. miles (9.030484 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.031394 sq. miles (0.081309 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.518084 sq. miles (9.111793 sq. km)
FIPS code: 60580
Located within: Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
Location: 42.227699 N, 111.399373 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 83261
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Paris, ID
Paris, IL -- U.S. city in Illinois
Population (2000): 9077
Housing Units (2000): 4211
Land area (2000): 4.814712 sq. miles (12.470046 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.396359 sq. miles (1.026566 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 5.211071 sq. miles (13.496612 sq. km)
FIPS code: 57628
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 39.613014 N, 87.693829 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 61944
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Paris, IL
Paris, KY -- U.S. city in Kentucky
Population (2000): 9183
Housing Units (2000): 4222
Land area (2000): 6.796269 sq. miles (17.602255 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.016453 sq. miles (0.042612 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 6.812722 sq. miles (17.644867 sq. km)
FIPS code: 59196
Located within: Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
Location: 38.206476 N, 84.257670 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 40361
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Paris, KY
Paris, TN -- U.S. city in Tennessee
Population (2000): 9763
Housing Units (2000): 4965
Land area (2000): 10.879743 sq. miles (28.178405 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.042320 sq. miles (0.109608 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 10.922063 sq. miles (28.288013 sq. km)
FIPS code: 56720
Located within: Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
Location: 36.301229 N, 88.313815 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 38242
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Paris, TN
Paris, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 25898
Housing Units (2000): 11777
Land area (2000): 42.753913 sq. miles (110.732121 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.662638 sq. miles (4.306213 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 44.416551 sq. miles (115.038334 sq. km)
FIPS code: 55080
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 33.662508 N, 95.547692 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 75460
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Paris, TX
Paris (disambiguation)

Paris is the largest city and capital of France.

Paris may also refer to:

Paris (rapper)

Oscar Jackson, Jr. (born October 29, 1967), better known by his stage nameParis, is an American rapper from San Francisco, California, known for his highly charged political and socially conscious lyrics. Influenced by the Black Panthers, he was once a member of the Nation of Islam.

Paris (Supertramp album)

Paris is a live album by the English rock band Supertramp, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). It was recorded on Supertramp's Breakfast in America tour in Paris, France, with most of the tracks taken from a 29 November 1979 show at the Pavillon de Paris, a venue which was once a slaughterhouse. The album was originally going to be called Roadworks. Paris reached number 8 on the Billboard 200 in late 1980 and went Gold immediately, while the live version of " Dreamer" hit the US Top 20.

Paris (1928 musical)

Paris is a musical with the book by Martin Brown, and music and lyrics by Cole Porter, as well as Walter Kollo and Louis Alter (music) and E. Ray Goetz and Roy Turk (lyrics). The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 1928, was Porter's first Broadway hit. The musical introduced the song " Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love" sung by the show's star, Irene Bordoni. The story involves a young man from a very proper family in Newton, Massachusetts whose mother is horrified by his intention to wed a French actress.


Paris ( French: ) , is the capital and the most populous city of France. It has an area of 105 km² (41 mi²) and a population in 2013 of 2,229,621 within the city limits. Paris is also the centre and hosts the headquarters of the Île-de-France or Paris Region, which has an area of 12012 square kilometers (4638 square miles), and a 2014 population of 12005077, or 18.2 percent of the population of France.

Paris was founded in the 3rd century BC by a Celtic people called the Parisii, who gave the city its name. By the 12th century, Paris was the largest city in the western world, a prosperous trading centre, and the home of the University of Paris, one of the first in Europe. In the 18th century, it was the centre stage for the French Revolution, and became an important centre of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts, a position it still retains today. Since the 19th century, the agglomeration has grown far beyond its administrative borders.

Paris is the home of the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre, as well as the Musée d'Orsay, noted for its collection of French Impressionist art, and the Musée National d'Art Moderne, a museum of modern and contemporary art. The notable architectural landmarks of Paris include Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century); the Sainte-Chapelle (13th century); the Eiffel Tower (1889); and the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur on Montmartre (1914). In 2015 Paris received 22.2 million visitors, making it one of the world's top tourist destinations. Paris is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants. Most of France's major universities and grandes écoles are located in Paris, as are France's major newspapers, including Le Monde, Le Figaro, and Libération.

The association football club Paris Saint-Germain and the rugby union club Stade Français are based in Paris. The 80,000-seat Stade de France, built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, is located just north of Paris in the commune of Saint-Denis. Paris hosts the annual French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament on the red clay of Roland Garros. Paris hosted the 1900 and 1924 Summer Olympics, the 1938 and 1998 FIFA World Cups, and the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Every July, the Tour de France of cycling finishes in the city.

The city is also a major rail, highway, and air-transport hub, served by the two international airports Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 4.5 million passengers daily. Paris is the hub of the national road network, and is surrounded by three orbital roads: the Périphérique, the A86 motorway, and the Francilienne motorway in the outer suburbs.

Paris' urban sprawl has grown well beyond its city limits. The Paris Unité urbaine, or urban area, is a statistical area representing the whole agglomeration, including both the commune and its suburbs, and has a population of 10,550,350 (Jan. 2012 census), which makes it the largest in the European Union. Paris' metropolitan area spans most of the Île-de-France region and has a population of 12,405,426 (Jan. 2013 census), constituting one-fifth of the population of France. The Metropole of Grand Paris was created in 2016, combining the city and its nearest suburbs into a single area for economic and environmental cooperation. Grand Paris covers 814 square kilometers and has a population of 6.945 million persons.

Paris (mythology)

Paris , also known as Alexander (, Aléxandros), the son of Priam and Hecuba, the king and queen of Troy, appears in a number of Greek legends. Probably the best-known was his elopement with Helen, queen of Sparta, this being one of the immediate causes of the Trojan War. Later in the war, he fatally wounds Achilles in the heel with an arrow, as foretold by Achilles’s mother, Thetis. The name Paris is probably Luwian and comparable to Pari-zitis attested as a Hittite scribe's name.

Paris (Malcolm McLaren album)

Paris is a double- CD by Malcolm McLaren released in 1994.

París (retail)

París, formerly known as Almacenes París (Paris Department Stores), is a chain of department stores in Chile, owned by multinational Cencosud.

Paris (2008 film)

Paris is a 2008 French film by Cédric Klapisch concerning a diverse group of people living in Paris. The film began shooting in November 2006 and was released in February 2008. Its UK release was in July 2008. Commentators have noted the similarity in style of this film to Woody Allen's Manhattan and Robert Altman's Short Cuts.

Paris (Paris album)

Paris was an eponymous album, the first of the two albums recorded by the power trio Paris, which was active from 1975-1977.

The album was not critically acclaimed, and sold modestly, reaching 103 on the Billboard pop album chart.

Paris (Marvel Comics)

Paris is a fictional character in Marvel Comics.

Paris (Putumayo album)

Paris is a 2006 compilation of French chanson music by label Putumayo.

Paris (The Cure album)

Paris is a live album recorded by The Cure at Le Zénith de Paris, in October 1992 during their Wish tour, but released in 1993.

Paris was released at the same time as Show, which was recorded in the United States. The album features more cult classics like "The Figurehead" and "One Hundred Years" than Show, which is generally more single-friendly. A marked feature of the recordings is the ecstatic fervour with which the band are received by the Parisian audience; "Play for Today" is accompanied by the crowd singing along to the keyboard line. This period marked the high-water mark of the band's popularity – and this is notable from the reaction. Paris featured songs of the 80's, the darkest times of The Cure, the rendition of songs is very dark, almost apocalyptic in mood.

Paris (2003 musical)

Paris is a rock musical written by Australian rock musician Jon English and David Mackay, based on the myth of the Trojan War.

The musical was preceded by a 1990 2-CD concept album, called Paris: A Love Story, recorded in London during 1989–90. English sang the role of Hector, and the cast included John Parr as Paris, Sheila Parker as Helen, Terence Donovan as Priam, Sheryl Parker as Cassandra, Doc Neeson as Achilles, John Waters as Agamemnon, Philip Quast as Patroclus, Joe Fagin as Menelaus, as well as Demis Roussos, David Atkins and Barry Humphries, backed by the London Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic Choir. It sold 50,000 copies and won the 1991 ARIA Award for 'Best Original Soundtrack / Cast / Show Recording' for English and Mackay.

The stage version was first performed live in October 2003 by both The Regals Musical Society Inc (Sydney, Australia), directed by Murray Stanton, and the amateur group, Laycock Street Theatre (Gosford, Australia), with English assisting in the direction of the production and appearing as the Fisherman in one performance of the Gosford Production. The Melbourne premier was on 29 January 2004 at the National Theatre, the Auckland premier was on 21 May 2005 at The Pumphouse, Takapuna, and the Adelaide premier was on 25 July 2008 at the Marie Clark Musical Theatre. In April 2008, a re-worked version was performed at Laycock St. Theatre with new orchestrations and several new songs by Central Coast musician Andrew Swan and a re-vamped script edited by director Stuart Smith. In this production, English appeared as Menelaus. School groups have also performed the musical including Ipswich Grammar School – Queensland, St Andrew's Cathedral School Sydney and Oakhill College Castle Hill, renowned for their professional standard productions. In 2009, a production was performed in Brisbane by the Savoyards Musical Theatre Company. Golden River's Theatre Group in Barham NSW performed "Paris" in June 2010, the first company to mount a production outside a major city.

According to English, the concept for the musical began in a 1982 prank: he wrote a song called "Oh, Paris", about the mythic hero rather than the French capital, just to see how many people actually listened to the words. The musical focuses on the love story between Helen and Paris as it follows his participation in the Trojan War. Paris is about the struggle to maintain some balance between passion and order, law and chaos, head and heart.

Paris (Paris Hilton album)

Paris is the debut studio album by American media personality, actress and singer Paris Hilton. It was released on August 22, 2006 by Warner Bros. Records. The entire album was posted on AOL Music on August 14, 2006, becoming available for online stream eight days before the scheduled release date. After getting signed to the label in 2005, Hilton began working on the album with the producer Rob Cavallo, who was originally set to produce the entire record. They recorded the song "Screwed", which was intended to be the lead single. However, after meeting with Scott Storch, Hilton decided to change the musical direction of the album and make more hip hop and R&B influenced songs. She collaborated with other producers, including Fernando Garibay, J.R. Rotem, Dr. Luke and Greg Wells. Musically, Paris is a pop album that is influenced by hip hop and R&B. It also incorporates elements of other genres, such as reggae, soul and pop rock, in its production.

Upon its release, Paris received generally mixed reviews from music critics, but noted a commercial success, peaking at number six on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 77,000 copies. As of October 2013, the album has sold 200,000 copies in the United States and over 600,000 copies worldwide.

Three singles were released from the album. " Stars Are Blind" was released as the lead single on June 5, 2006 to critical acclaim. It peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became one of the highest debuting singles of 2006. The second single, " Turn It Up", managed to be successful on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs, peaking at number one. " Nothing in This World", the album's third and final single, was released on August 28 and peaked at number 12 on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart.

Paris (1926 film)

Paris is a 1926 American silent romantic drama film written and directed by Edmund Goulding. The film stars Charles Ray, Douglas Gilmore, and Joan Crawford.

Paris (Marc Lavoine album)

Paris is a 1991 album recorded by French artist Marc Lavoine. It was his fourth studio album and his fifth album overall. It provided three singles which achieved moderate success on the French Singles Chart : "Paris" (#28), "L'Amour de 30 secondes" (#32) and "Ça m'est égal" (#41). The album earned a Gold certification awarded by the SNEP and was ranked on the chart for eight weeks, peaking at #35 in its third and fifth weeks.

Paris (genus)

Paris is a genus of flowering plants described by Linnaeus in 1753. It is widespread across Europe and Asia, with a center of diversity in China.

It consists of less than two dozen herbaceous plants: the best known species is Paris quadrifolia. Some Paris species are used in traditional Chinese medicine for their analgesic and anticoagulant properties, most notably as an ingredient of Yunnan Baiyao. Intense ethnopharmaceutical interest has significantly reduced their numbers.

These plants are closely related to Trillium, with the distinction traditionally being that Trillium contains species which have trimerous (three- petaled) flowers, and Paris contains species which have 4- to 11-merous flowers. A recent analysis places the genera Daiswa and Kinugasa in Paris, though the actual circumscription of the genus is debated.

Paris (actor under Domitian)

Paris was an actor in Rome in the 1st century AD.

Born in Egypt, he came to Rome in the reign of Domitian, where his skills as a pantomimus won him popular favour, noblewomen as lovers, influence within the imperial court and the power to promote his favourites within the court. That influence would seem to be demonstrated by the story of Juvenal's banishment to Egypt for attacking Paris.

His affair with Domitian's wife Domitia Longina led Domitian to divorce her and murder Paris, and even to kill one of Paris' pupils merely for looking like Paris and ordinary people for mourning Paris' death by placing flowers and perfumes on the site where he was murdered.

Martial composed Epigram xi.13 in Paris' honour, calling him sales Nili (wit of the Nile) and Romani decus et dolor theatri (ornament and grief of the Roman theatre-world). He is also recorded in Juv. vi.82-87 and was the subject of Philip Massinger's play The Roman Actor.1

Paris (1929 film)

Paris is a 1929 American Pre-Code musical comedy, filmed with Technicolor sequences: four of ten reels were originally photographed in Technicolor. Paris was the fourth color movie released by Warner Bros.; the first three were The Desert Song, On with the Show and Gold Diggers of Broadway, all released in 1929. ( Song of the West was actually completed by June 1929 but had its release delayed until March 1930). The film was adapted from the Cole Porter Broadway musical of the same name. The musical was Porter's first Broadway hit. No film elements of Paris are known to exist, although the complete soundtrack survives on Vitaphone disks.

Paris was the fourth movie Warner Brothers had made with their Technicolor contract. Paris used a color (Technicolor) process of red and green, at the time it was the third process of Technicolor.

Paris (1979 TV series)

Paris is an American television series that appeared on the CBS television network from September 29, 1979 to January 15, 1980. A crime drama, the show is notable as the first-ever appearance of actor James Earl Jones in a lead role on television and was created by Steven Bochco, who also served as executive producer.

The program told the story of Los Angeles Police Captain Woody Paris (Jones), who supervised a team of young detectives. The rookie investigators were led by Sergeant Stacy Erickson ( Cecilia Hart) and included officers Charlie Bogart ( Jake Mitchell), Ernesto Villas ( Frank Ramirez), and Willie Miller ( Michael Warren). Hank Garrett portrayed Deputy Chief Jerome Bench, Paris' superior, and, in an unusual turn for police dramas of that era, Paris' home and off-duty life was given considerable attention in the plots, with Lee Chamberlin playing his wife, Barbara. Paris was also shown moonlighting as a professor of criminology at a local university.

Although Paris was critically acclaimed for its portrayal of the tension between the professional Paris character and his often impetuous underlings, CBS scheduled the show in one of the worst possible timeslots on a weekly schedule: Saturdays at 10 p.m./9 Central. All three networks debuted new shows for the 1979–80 season in that slot; only ABC's Hart to Hart survived its first 13 weeks. Toward the end of its run, CBS moved it to Tuesdays at 10/9, but to no avail. Edward DeBlasio produced the show for MTM Enterprises, which would unveil, during the next season, executive producer Bochco's landmark Hill Street Blues, on NBC (in fact, Warren would join that show's cast as Officer Bobby Hill).

Some years after Paris was cancelled, Jones and co-star Cecilia Hart married; they are still together today.

Paris (song)

"Paris" is the second single by Friendly Fires taken from the band's self-titled debut album Friendly Fires. The song features backing vocals from the members of the American indie pop trio Au Revoir Simone, and samples the song "Sun and Ice" from the album From Here We Go Sublime by The Field.

The Aeroplane remix of the song features the members of Au Revoir Simone on lead vocals.

In October 2011, NME placed it at number 47 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".

Paris (given name)

Paris is a given name. In Greek mythology, Paris was the Trojan prince who kidnapped Helen and began the Trojan War.

Paris (band)

Paris was an American rock music power trio formed in 1975 by guitarist and vocalist Bob Welch, who had just left Fleetwood Mac, bass player Glenn Cornick, formerly of Jethro Tull, and drummer Thom Mooney who had been a member of Nazz with Todd Rundgren.

Paris (horse)

Paris (foaled 1803) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. In a career that lasted from April 1806 to April 1808 he ran fourteen times and won seven races. In 1806 he won the Derby on his third racecourse appearance shortly after being sold by his breeder. Paris stayed in training for two more years and had some success in match races. His racing career was ended by an injury at Newmarket Racecourse in 1808 after which he was retired to stud where he proved a to be a complete failure.

Paris (Ooh La La)

"Paris (Ooh La La)" is the second single from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals' eponymous third studio album.

Paris (1994 TV series)

Paris is a British sitcom produced by Talkback Productions for Channel 4. It was written jointly by Irish writers Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, best known for their later sitcom Father Ted. The show only lasted one series consisting of six episodes in October and November 1994. It featured the escapades of French artist Alain Degout living in 1920s Paris, who wants to be famous, but his work gets him nowhere. Unlike BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo, which was also set in France, featuring characters speaking in French accents, the characters of Paris spoke in an English accent.

Paris (2003 film)

Paris is a 2003 American thriller film written and directed by Ramin Niami. Original music for this film was composed by John Cale, who had previously worked with Niami on his 1998 film Somewhere in the City.

Paris (surname)

Paris is the surname of:


  • Ashley Paris (born 1987), Women's National Basketball Association player
  • Aimé Paris (1798–1866), French music educator and stenographer
  • Barry Paris (born 1948), author
  • Bubba Paris (born 1960), American football player
  • Courtney Paris (born 1987), Women's National Basketball Association player
  • Drew Paris (born 1988), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Elizabeth Crewson Paris, United States Tax Court judge
  • François-Edmond Pâris (1806–1893), French admiral
  • Gaston Paris (1839–1903), French writer and liguist
  • Jackie Paris (1926–2004), American jazz singer and guitarist
  • Jeff Paris (born 1944), British mathematician
  • Jerry Paris (1925–1986), American actor and Director
  • Joel Paris (born 1993), Australian cricket
  • John Paris, Jr., Canadian hockey coach
  • John Ayrton Paris (1785–1856), physician
  • Maria Antonia Paris (1813–1885), Catholic nun
  • Matthew Paris (1200–1259), English monk and historian
  • Pierre-Adrien Pâris (1745–1819), French architect
  • Ryan Paris (born 1953), Italian singer
  • Sarina Paris (born 1973), Canadian pop vocalist
  • Taylor Paris (born 1992), Canadian rugby player
  • Twila Paris (born 1958), female Christian singer
  • Wilbur de Paris (1900-1973), American jazz trombonist
  • William de Paris, English Member of Parliament

Fictional characters:

  • Owen Paris, on the television series Star Trek: Voyager and father of Tom Paris
  • Tom Paris, on the television series Star Trek: Voyager
Paris (novel)

Paris is a historical novel by Edward Rutherfurd published in 2013, which charts the history of Paris from 1261 to 1968.

The novel begins during the Belle Époque period and follows six core families set in locales such as Montmarte, Notre Dame and Boulevard Saint-Germain. It includes a map of old Paris. Later titled Paris: A Novel.

Usage examples of "paris".

Paris in an infinite number of petty questions as to tenants, abutters, liabilities, taxes, repairs, sweepings, decorations for the Fete-Dieu, waste-pipes, lighting, projections over the public way, and the neighborhood of unhealthy buildings.

Were I to accede to this I might as well pack up at once and go and live on a farm a hundred leagues from Paris.

Paris the Pope, who was still at Fontainebleau, determined to accede to an arrangement, and to sign an act which the Emperor conceived would terminate the differences between them.

I learned from Dessolles, who, as I have stated, was present at the conference in his rank of commander of the National Guard of Paris, that the Marshals were unanimous in urging Alexander to accede to a Regency.

As we left the Tuileries, Patu took me to the house of a celebrated actress of the opera, Mademoiselle Le Fel, the favourite of all Paris, and member of the Royal Academy of Music.

Clerval, the actor, had been gathering together a company of actors at Paris, and making her acquaintance by chance and finding her to be intelligent, he assured her that she was a born actress, though she had never suspected it.

Raphael, by being employed in adulatory allegory, in honour of Princes, as is to be seen in the works of Rubens and Le Brun at Paris, artists of great talents, which they were led to misapply, through the supreme vanity of Louis the Fourteenth.

Paris, there was a girl aerialist who made herself notorious and acclaimed.

But no sooner had it started than instantly the aeronautic parks were to proceed to put together and inflate the second fleet which was to dominate Europe and manoeuvre significantly over London, Paris, Rome, St.

Paris divided in opinion, and to hear the alarming cries raised by the confederates of the Faubourgs when the King was already at St.

That is not very amusing, but we expect a Carmelite from Paris who will do the duty of our almonry, and who, we are assured, speaks very well, which will keep us awake, whereas our present almoner always sends us to sleep.

They exchanged a few amicable remarks and chatted about home and Paris.

Very slowly, in between deep breaths, she had explained to Amy that mobs had taken over Paris, that the king and queen were prisoners, and that Papa and Edouard were very much in danger.

At times Amy considered running away to Paris, but how would she even get there?

He wandered up the aisles and activated the homely presence of the woman who served the dozen or so anachronistic places that were still scattered around Paris.