Sick of Paris?

10 Jul

Paris is a gorgeous European city, but it’s definitely over-romanticised. This seems to be especially true for certain Japanese tourists. A snippet from a BBC news article:

A dozen or so Japanese tourists a year have to be repatriated from the French capital, after falling prey to what’s become known as “Paris syndrome”.

That is what some polite Japanese tourists suffer when they discover that Parisians can be rude or the city does not meet their expectations.

The experience can apparently be too stressful for some and they suffer a psychiatric breakdown.

Originally here.


One Response to “Sick of Paris?”


  1. PARIS. | Claire's (online) Chronicles - February 24, 2013

    […] anyone remember this blog post from July 2011? I wrote about how some tourists who visit Paris suffer from something called Paris syndrome […]

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