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The Flag of Parie.
|Monuments||Rifle Tower, Sudre Maale, Arch of Triumph|
|Neighbourhoods||Penguin Quarter, Bastille Place, Champione Elysees, Le Parvis|
|Mayor||Pierre de Gromere|
|– rank by 2009||same as above.|
|Inhabited species||Viking Penguins, Penguins, and Puffles|
|– Founder||Ancient Frankish Viking Tribe|
Parie, also known as La ville d'amour, is the World Famous Capital of Francterre. It is known for it's romance, art, and delicious food. It has been the home of the Frankterran Renaissance. Despite its classy ambience, several inhabitants are known for being cocky and rude to foreigners and even other Frankterrans from different regions.
Parie was first inhabited in 2 B.C. By a powerful Frankish Viking Tribe, who first made the area as a trading post. In 10 A.D., the Penguin Empire took over Frankterre Island and Built the city of Lutia (Latin for Parie). The Remaining buildings made from the Penguin Empire can be found in the Penguin Quarter neighborhood of the city.
In 450 AD, the Penguin Empire collapsed, and the Island of Frankterre went into a state of chaos now that it no longer had any government. Thus, the City of Lutia became an independent City State until it was conquered by Charles de Magnet. Charles de Magnet renamed Lutia to Parie, and made the city the capital of the Island as he united all the tribes. After his death, there was a long lineage of Kings that went into the Middle Ages and the Renaissance that developed and expanded the city greatly. Parie flourished especially in the Renaissance, when art and great architectural feats where accomplished. Old, half timbered homes were eventually replaced with beautiful stone buildings with red roofs. Eventually, Parie became an intellectual and cultural center that rivalled greatly with Puffle'and's capital Snowdon and the High Penguin Confederacy's capital city, Capital City.
In the 1800's, Parie's tourism boomed as penguins around the Ninja Archipelago and Frankterre could afford to travel more. Furthermore, Parie was one of the first cities to embrace the Industrial Revolution that had started in Puffle'and; Parie was the first to massively adopt the lightbulb and used used it to their advantage wherever they could. Hence, Parie received their nickname, the "City of Lights". Furthermore, an engineer Gustave Rifel created the Rifel Tower in 1867, during the Parie's Antarctic Exposition event. Although originally built as a temporary monument for the event, the Rifel tower became so popular that it was allowed to stay and become the icon of Parie.
Finally, the 20th Century was a long 100 years of War. The instability began in 1913, when the Khanz (with the aid of the Alemanians), invaded Frankterre and took hold of Parie, ending Frankterre's sovereignty. While the king has escaped to the Good Guys, everyone else was subject to Whoot's dictatorship. Though Parie was not destroyed during the war, Whoot had scared the citizens, and hence Parie's streets were often very quiet. Citizens became very angry at the Naughtzee takeover because they had lost their sovereignty, the capital was moved from Parie to a smaller city in the south known as Vique, and several homes were being raided by the Naughtzee because they were hunting for hiding High Penguins. Eventually, with the help of the Freedom Fighters and the Good Guy liberation armies, Parie was freed and their government was restored. After the war, money from war torn Alemania and from the newly formed Olde Antarctica helped to pay for the damage made in Frankterre and helped to re-establish the government in Parie. Once all the reconstruction was done, Parie restored their tourism advertising, this time adding night clubs and improved metro systems to rival with other countries.
As Parie developed and more ideas spread, such as Democracy, Socialism, etc., the idea of having a Monarch as the head of the government was becoming more and more disliked. Such Revolutionary ideas were heavily felt in Parie, and they were often supported and spread from Parie when the King of Frankterre decided to join Colonial Antarctica in 1998. However, as taxes rose against the citizens' wills, more penguins and puffles became unhappy and began to riot. Parie soon became the host of a large series of events that included the destruction of the Bastille Political Prison Castle, the execution of the King and Queen, the rise and fall of Dictator Robles Pierre and his Reign of Terror, the rise and fall of Naples Bon-Apetit, and the establishment of the Frankterran Republic. Today, Parie is a Peaceful city where romance and fine cuisine is its crown jewel; it is proud to be the Ninja Archipelago's most visited city.
Parie's architecture was established mainly in the 17th and 18th centuries. Pariesian architecture is unique and is well recognizable. Their buildings are mainly multistory, and can range from being four to eight stories high (including the roof). Most roofs in Parie also dual as extra floors or as attics. Pariesian buildings typically have blueish, greyish roofs made of metal and grey-white walls made of stone. Such kind of buildings are the traditional kind, though other types of Architecture can be seen in Parie as well in different Neighborhoods. Some parts of Parie do express modernist architecture, but mostly in the city's outskirts, since the city center wishes to preserve it's old world charm.
Neighborhoods and Boroughs
- The Penguin Quarter - This Quarter of the city is home to many bistros and livery, such as dance clubs and cream soda bars. It is also considered to be Parie's intellectual center, since it was where many higher education schools are located. Hence, this area is well liked by young penguins and puffles of University and College age.
- Bastille Place - Bastille Place is a section of the city that commemorates the Frankish Revolutionary War. In the Center of the Area, there is the Bastille Column, a memorial for the fallen soldiers. The quarter used to be a large prison castle before the revolution. It is often the place where penguins and puffles like to protest if anything political and/or controversial is occurring.
- Champs du Musée - A long and famous street of the city that leads to to the Arch of Triumph. The first half of the Champs du Musée has many high end shops and restaurants to browse through, but it is considered to be the most expensive area in Parie. The second half of the Champs du Musée is home to the Opera House, the Presidential Palace, and a larger open space with trees for pedestrians. It conveniently goes from the Arch of Triumph to the Luvre. Large military parades are conducted here every July 14th.
- Le Parvis - This is the City's business district. Parie's stock exchange is located here, but this area is not well visited by tourists. It is well populated by economists, businessmen, and brokers.
Places to See
Parie has many amazing sights to see.
The Rifel Tower
The Rifle Tower is the most famous landmarks of both Parie and Frankterre. It was built in 1867 by Gustave Rifel for Parie's Exposition. The Rifel Tower was named after him and has survived it's original intent on being destroyed after the end of the Exposition event. The Tower has survived several wars since its invaders always respected it as much as the locals did, and today it is the most visited and photographed structure in the city. At night the tower lights up and glitters as part of Parie's night skyline.
Located on an island in the middle of the Siene river, The Notre Mère is a famous cathedral Telenacle of the city an is the main Telenacle of the City where the Archbishop of Parie resides. Legend has it that a Hunchbacked Penguin lives in the Telenacle's Bell Tower, as he rings it every hour. Furthermore, the cathedral is the only place in the Ninja Archipelago to house Gargoyles that guard the building. The building is open daily and admission is free.
Arch of Triumph
The Arch of Triumph was created in honor of Emperor Naples Bon-Appetit's rise to power after the end of the Frankterran Revolutionary War, though the sites commemorate all the military conflicts Francterre had been involved in for the past two centuries. The arch is built in the center of a large traffic circle known as Place de Charles de Gol that leads to the famous Champs du Musée Boulevard. There is an eternal flame that burns under the arch in order to commemorate Frankterre's war heroes.
The Lurve was the Chateau for the Kings of Frankterre until the Frankish Revolution occurred. The Lurve was then converted into a museum than contains famous art and other things from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and beyond. The Lurve also has a large park for tourists and locals alike to visit, which is located in front of the Lurve behind the Place de Concordia, the endpoint of the Champs du Musée boulevard.
Parie has several Types of Transportation that are used.
Parie has its own Airport, known as Charles de Gol International Airport, is located outside the city. The airport is the main gateway to Frankterre by air and offers a large and diverse amounts of destinations. Taxis and buses are available for transport to the city. A few small, secondary airports are also located near Parie but are not as public and as well known as Charles De Gol.
Car is the main mode of transportation in Parie, but only mainly for locals. Parie is known for having busy streets, especially in the city center. Driving in Parie is known for being hectic as people tend to be impatient and like to cross street intersections regardless if there are pedestrians, which often causes road blocks. Parisians are known to drive very close to each other and can seem intimidating to foreigners. Parking in Parie is extremely difficult to find and there is always intense traffic during the day, thus car is not recommended for tourists to travel around the city. Car rentals areas are located near the airport and underground from the train stations if anyone wishes to travel around Frankterre itself.
Parie is well organized in transit. Parie has many taxis, buses, and subway systems that can help tourists and locals reach their destinations quickly. Parie has the most extensive subway system in the country and can take passengers to the city outskirts. Taxis, though expensive, are an alternative to subways in the city center. Busses are recommended to use when travelling in the suburbs.
Parie is a hub for train travel on the island. Parie's central train station services trains that go to every major city in the country for a decent price. There are two major trains in Frankterre; the fast and slow trains. The fast trains typically have fewer stops and are mainly designated to go to some major city. Slow trains, though also travelling to a major city, will make many more stops at secondary stations located in less important neighborhoods or at small towns and villages. Parie has four train Stations: Gare du Nord, Gare du Sud, Gare de l'Est, and Gare de l'Ouest. Each train station offers trains that go in the cardinal direction of which each train station is named.
The Siene River runs through Parie and into the ocean. Some coastal cities located near the delta do have charter boats that go to Parie. However, boat travel is not as common as it used to be, and the only boats that travel on the Siene River are only small tourist boats that travel short distances. For the most part, the river serves a place for relaxation and quiet for the locals. Ramps and stairs are available to allow penguins and puffles to go down to the riverside, where there is an elevated stone path that goes along it. The riverside is a popular place for locals to meet and socialize.
- This is a parody of the World Famous city of Paris, France.
|Charles de Gol International Airport|