I agree: this could be Paris.
But it's not. It's New York City--Suffolk Street to be exact.
"The cities of the world are concentric, isomorphic, synchronic. Only one exists and you are always in the same one. It’s the effect of their permanent revolution, their intense circulation, their instantaneous magnetism.”
[And there you have my next two new words of 2013: isomorphic and synchronic. Isomorphic means "being of identical shape, form, or structure" Synchronic means "concerned with events existing in a limited time period and ignoring historical antecedents" or "concerned with something, especially a language, as it exists at one point in time."]