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Proposition: reducing the 'religious buildings' section to a 'religion' sub-heading in the 'culture' section.[edit]

The 'Relgious buildings' section is pretty predominant, yet it doesn't come near representing the myriad of faiths present in the city. Also, it doesn't fit in with the rest: it is neither 'architecture' nor 'culture', and, more complicated, 'religion' is already outlined in the demographics section.

I'd say it would be a good idea to merge the demographics' 'religion' sub-heading (side note: by law, religion is not part of French demographics anyway) with the 'religious buildings' section as a 'culture' sub-heading, that would also do a lot to shorten the article. Best. THEPROMENADER   07:14, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Done: I've added links to the article in the demographics and architecture sections. Perhaps it might be useful to create a 'Religion' subheading in the 'Culture' section, where religion might be more topical and more easily globally outlined. THEPROMENADER   08:53, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

IPA[edit]

@Joobo: So enlighten me. You're supposed to provide a valid reason for reverting. Mr KEBAB (talk) 23:01, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

See edit history. --Joobo (talk) 08:58, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
@Joobo: You reverted the revert, alright, thanks, but why did you revert me in the first place? That's what I don't understand. Was it because speakers who still contrast /ɑ/ with /a/ typically choose the latter for this word? Mr KEBAB (talk) 13:57, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

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Capitalization of demonym[edit]

@Calgarien, ThePromenader, and Kleuske: A minor edit war has erupted over the spelling of the French version of the demonym Parisian. According to Larousse, Parisien(ne) is upper-cased as a noun (i.e. demonym) and lower-cased as an adjective. Favonian (talk) 20:03, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, I saw that, welcomed the new editor and did not revert again. Kleuske (talk) 20:07, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
I just responded to a 'pending edits' alert and saw the capitalisation... if the context is indeed a 'proper noun' one, then Calgarien was right. Sorry about that. THEPROMENADER   21:21, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

Eiffel Tower[edit]

I am wondering whether, given that the Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in Paris, the Eiffel Tower should receive its first reference sooner in the article than it currently does.Vorbee (talk) 14:29, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Much effort has been made here to make this article less of a tourist guide and more about 'the city as a city' (its origins, purpose, function): the Eiffel Tower is indeeed pretty, but doesn't play much of a role therein... n'est-ce pas? ; ) THEPROMENADER   06:04, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

La Louvre[edit]

This article says that Paris is known for its museums, and goes on to name Louvre, but as this museum is frequently called "La Louvre" I am wondering whether it could benefit from the definite article (in French) going into its name. Vorbee (talk) 14:32, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Hello. First off, it is 'Le Louvre' in French, but English-Wikipedia policy is to use English whenever possible. THEPROMENADER   05:57, 19 August 2017 (UTC)