Paris has its charm, the typical honeymoon destination where love is magnified. And since I didn’t go with anyone special, I guess I wasn’t expecting anything from this place. It was the city of great art pieces, a city of shopping and random finds.
The weather was gloomy and rainy when we went to Paris. The sun would peek only momentarily on our trip but nevertheless, we grabbed moments with it as much as we can. Picking up a map at the airport, we manoeuvred our way to the famous places in Paris. I love Paris’ idea through the rose colored glass of the movie Before Sunset. I like the idea of eating at ramdom cafes and enjoying a bit of coffee and dessert here and there.
Places we visited:
a. Eiffel Tower
The tower is the main attraction of Paris obviously. One surprising fact I read:
“One famous quote is from novelist Guy de Maupassant, who hated the tower but still went to its restaurant every day. When asked why, he said it was because it is the only place in Paris were one cannot see the structure “ Source
But now, everyone goes there for a souvenir of Paris. It has a lovely park to gaze and laze around at.
Eventhough it seems like a cliché going to this museum, I often wonder how huge is this museum that thousands of art pieces are preserved here with much passion. We braved through swarms of tourist able to peak through the famous Mona Lisa here. I defended my friend’s ultimate question: “What was so special about Mona Lisa?“. The geek in me had to use the power of google to answer that age old question and wished that she thought my answer was enough.
If you are an art enthusiast, I suggest you spend a whole day here. For those who just want to check out the famous pieces, I believe 4 hours is enough.
c. Notre Dame
This is famously depicted by the movie the Hunch of Notre Dam which I’m not sure was a legend or true story. The huge cathedral has much more to offer as you forcibly make your way up the spiral stairs. The gargoyles were a gothic architectural signature. They looked like they were frozen in time, watching the whole city in silence with playful eyes.
As crazy as my imagination would get, time just warped back in my mind and all those scenes from classic books (Les Miserables and the likes) played incessantly..“Paris was the center of life in urban Europe before, it was the place to be of the society”
The place was once the artist’s community where famous Picasso, Dali, Van Gogh once worked. With a beautiful view on top of this hill, I’m not surprise why it was such an inspiring place to work at.
Of course, we had to stop by a crepe shop to cap off our long walk in this sweet area.
What excites me is exploring a new place and discover new cultures. Day by day, I dream of being able to travel the whole world. This blog is my keepsake for all my travels as well as tips I can share for fellow wanderlust, enjoy! Cest La Vie!