What is Paris syndrome? | LiveScience

Paris, the capital of France, is awash with history; it’s home to the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame Cathedral and The Louvretea world’s most-visited museum (opens in new tab).

Yet, despite the city’s wealth of cultural hotspots, architectural delights and superb restaurants (it currently has over 90 Michelin one star (opens in new tab) eateries) some tourists find themselves unable to enjoy a trip to Paris. A small percentage of those who venture to The City of Light experience “Paris syndrome,” a psychological condition with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, hallucinations and increased heart rate.

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