Bonjour! In general, is it true that you use the masculine adj. when talking about cities? For example, one says "Paris est beau." (rather than "belle") Do all other cities follow this pattern? One says for instance, "Lille et Bordeaux sont beaux." I realize that one would say, "Les villes de Lille et de Bordeaux sont belles" because "ville" is a masculine noun. Merci bien! Moderator note: Multiple threads merged to create this one. For the specific case of Paris, see the corresponding thread: FR: Paris - genre (masculin / féminin).