I’ve heard that people either love or hate Paris. No question, WE LOVED IT. Loooved it. I can’t imagine how anyone could dislike such a beautiful, vibrant city! It was the first leg of our 5 week Europe trip, and it couldn’t have been off to a better start!
We did the main sights like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. I will never forget that first night we spent sitting on the grass underneath the Eiffel Tower. They light it up so that it sparkles and it is sooo pretty and romantic. The louvre is magnificent and so huge, we couldn’t get to all of it but we did see the Mona Lisa and lots of other amazing things! You could easily spend an entire day there.
Taylor and I have a very laid-back travel style. Whenever we visit a new place, we have a general idea of what specific sights we want to hit, and then other than that we kind of just go with the flow! We love to explore the city and just kind of wander with out a plan. We did a lot of that in Paris. We found the prettiest little streets and just wandered through them. I have a major problem and went into pretty much every bakery we saw… pain au chocolat is basically a croissant with chocolate in it and oh my it was heavenly. I think I probably had at least three a day, definitely not exaggerating.
A few of my favorite things about Paris:
The bakeries, definitely one of the best parts!
The markets – we stumbled upon a market by accident and got the coolest vintage camera for 10 euros! Those are my favorite kind of souvenirs.
The Musee d’Orangerie – this museum has some of Monets paintings. They are huge and fill an entire oval room and it is so gorgeous! Art is a huge thing for me so this is something that I always tell people they’ve got to do if they are going to Paris and love art like I do!
The metro – seriously, the Parisian Metro system is so convenient. If you go, I recommend getting a metro pass and just using that. You can get anywhere in the city and it takes only about a half day to get it figured out!
The French people – every one was so nice. For some reason the French have a bad rap for not being nice (at least from what I’ve heard) but everyone was SO kind to us! They are really wonderful people. Stereotypes are lame.
The Eiffel tower and Louvre of course. I could go on and on about how great Paris is, we loved every minute of our time there! I can’t wait to go back someday!
Have any of you been to Paris? Or are you planning on going? Let me know your experiences and any questions you have below!