Wallow in awe of the world’s most fascinating and romantic city, exploring every nook and cranny it has to offer. Wherever you find yourself in Paris, you are undoubtedly going to discover something stunning and picturesque; it is truly a city of pure beauty. Spend mornings sightseeing and inhaling the lovely city aroma, and spend evenings basking in overwhelming, authentic French cuisine. Indulge in the rich cultural history of this capital city through the large museums and architectural structures that behold with pride. Paris is flexible serene through all seasons; the city shines in the summertime, and you can relax in a French bistro until sunrise. In autumn time, the city flourishes under immense fall foliage, adding to the splendor it already claims. As Audrey Hepburn famously said, ‘Paris is always a good idea.’
Take a trip to Montmartre
Experience the vast Parisian skyline from high heights by taking a trip to Montmartre. Lose yourself in the steep cobbled streets that lead up to the demanding Sacré Cœur, strolling past inviting little cafés and bistros in the vibrant Latin quarters. Montmartre is widely associated with famous artists, such as landscape painter, Georges Michel, due to its lure of rustic beauty. The neighborhood proudly boasts a bohemian culture that was purely based on a critique of the decadent society below. It’s entertainment of raucous cafe-concerts, and ‘untasteful,’ crude theater was often in place to subvert the restrictive and bourgeoisie nature of the Third Republic. Montmartre has always been heavily identified with underground politics and unconventionality, which in many ways adds to its rich cultural heritage and authenticity. The Moulin Rouge lays almost invisible in a grotty street of run-down businesses at the lower end of Montmartre, although it’s still offering a range of many cabaret shows. The Sacré Cœur itself, meaning sacred heart, governs proudly at the peak of the sharp hill, boasting its outstanding beauty and grandeur. At the highest point of the city, the structure was completed in 1919 and is devoted to the sacred heart of Jesus. Its dominance and sheer size are breathtaking, and the views it looks out on are just as magical, and an essential way to discover the city.
Have a taste of Paris’s classic café culture
If you’re interested in traditional café culture and some charming Parisian streets beholding designer boutiques, take a worthwhile trip to Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Step back in time and enjoy a bite to eat in the famous Café de Flore, which is, in fact, one of the oldest and most recognizable cafés in Paris. It was incredibly famous for its regular visitors, including artists and philosopher, such as Pablo Picasso, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir. The coffee house today remains a popular hotspot and point of interest for locals and tourists alike, as it boasts irresistible food and beverages. During your venture to Saint-Germain, ensure you take a visit to stunning Church that acts as that center of the area; what stands today is the remains of a larger monastery that was built in 1163. If your interests revolve around flashy boutiques and high-end stores, you’ll adore the Armani Café – yes, it exists. Though this is not an aspect of Paris that is traditional to the city’s charm, it does, however, express its bold nature and variety of interests. Thus, if you’re prepared to spend €8 on an espresso, the Armani Café is right up your street.
Drink Champagne at the Eiffel Tower
Spend your evening with a bottle of Champagne, gazing up in awe at the beauty that is La Tour Eiffel, with a comfortable seat on the inviting Champ de Mars below, alongside many lovers. The Eiffel Tower is particularly breathtaking in the evening when it becomes illuminated with a life of twinkling lights, demanding the attention of the entirety of Paris. Cozy up with friends or your partner, and feel a wave of inspiration wash over your system, as you take in the enormity and importance of the magical structure. Inaugurated on the 31st March 1889 by Gustave Eiffel, the tower’s purposes was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. The extent of the city can be viewed from the top of the Eiffel Tower which stretches out for miles to see; it is truly priceless to see such an iconic city from such height. Feel part of the magic, while standing proudly at the peak of the city.
A night in Paris is a night well spent. The city comes alive when the sun goes down; with a buzzing nightlife and vibrant cafés bursting with bodies of friends and lovers. You’ll undoubtedly catch some unmissable events during your stay, whether it be food or music related, the spirit never ceases to exist! Capture the same smells and sounds of this breathtaking city at any time of day, any day of the year. Quirky metro line signs are a highlight of the city’s never-ending charm, as well as the narrow, alluring streets that are full of secrets and desire.
Don’t spend your whole life dreaming of Paris, just hurry up and go! The city is waiting for you with open arms. Dive into another universe and feel like a new person, when wandering the gorgeously irresistible streets of Paris, pondering what famous faces and influential individuals have traveled them, also. One thing that is certain, that when you visit Paris, you will never stop dreaming of it.
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