Paris is a question I simply do not know how to pose. Grime and gold; reality and perception; vaping shops and tourist tat.
A capital city is a capital city is a capital city, or so one would expect. Tbilisi is a different kettle of fish: its old town comprising so many ancient disciplines and styles, no other country could possibly compete with it.
Paris was always going to be a let-down, surely? Tourist traps and over-priced hidden extras.
I used to work as a chef in a chain Italian restaurant. I took the whole chef thing very seriously, and was very snooty about the whole thing.