Paris Will Always Be The City of Love

Eiffel Tower

Even though it’s been almost 6 years since I last went on my first trip to Paris, I will never forget how amazing this city is. It’s sad to see the latest events of the attacks that took place on Friday and how a group of people could be filled with so much hate to harm others and themselves.

I never really shared on my blog about my trip to Paris and the one time I did write a post, I accidentally deleted the draft! Talk about epic fail. I was so upset that I didn’t bother re-writing it, but I feel this time seems like the right moment to highlight my take on the city of love.

Eiffel Tower

I went with my mom and it was a short trip since we got there on a Friday and left on Tuesday. We went with a group from her school since she’s a teacher and we actually got to go for free! So even though it was a short trip, I couldn’t pass up the chance to go to Paris.

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

Paris is a busy city and everyone pretty much walks, take the metro train, bike or use their little Smart cars to get around the city. It’s no wonder Parisians are so skinny because they get their workout walking for miles on end. Not only that, but they are so stylish, I mean it is the fashion capital of the world right? Guys out there don’t wear shirt and jeans, they are decked out in hats, scarves, slacks and buttoned up shirts. You would think they are going somewhere, but that’s just how they dress.

Louvre
Louvre
Notre Dame
Arc de Triomphe
Moulin Rouge

I got to see The Moulin Rouge {never seen the movie though} and I didn’t go see a show or anything, just snapped a pic in front.

Sacre Coeur Cathedral

I made a friend while on the train and if it wasn’t for this lovely girl from Poland, I wouldn’t have the pics she took of me at the Louvre, The Moulin Rouge, walking down Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe or at the Sacre Coeur Cathedral. My mom wanted to go to the Catacombs {underground cemetery} and I wasn’t in the mood for that.

Paris

The food and wine there is out of this world. I had the best scrambled eggs, hot chocolate and amazing wine I haven’t had in like ever. This panini I’m biting into was okay, should’ve stuck with French food. The crepes are unbelievable! I had a banana nutella one while at the Eiffel tower and it was so delicious.

Champs Elysees

Walking down Champs Elysees which took us like an hour and a half to get to the end, which is where the Arc de Triomphe is. Many homeless people hustle by making art on the sidewalks, sell nuts that you buy on the go, sell Eiffel tower keychains and trinkets, you name it, they got it. They also dress up in weird costumes so it can be pretty entertaining.

Champs Elysees
Champs Elysees
Champs Elysees
Paris
Paris

 

Such rich architecture and a lot of gold in just about every lamp post.

 

Place de la Concorde

 

The sun hardly came out and when it did, I was pretty stoked, as you can see.
Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel tower at night is spectacular! Every hour on the dot, it sparkles for 5 min and it’s a sight to see. I went with my group on a boat that takes you on a tour of the city through the canal and it was awesome.

Eiffel Tower
Snapped a pic of myself in this bro sandwich, these guys were in our group and they were a lot of fun.
Paris
My last pic of my last night in Paris and it was of this amazing hot chocolate. I doubt I’ll ever have a better cup than the way Parisians make it.
I know my heart fell in love with Paris and I would love to go again soon, hopefully for a longer stay to actually get to do everything I didn’t get to do the first time. Paris really is the city of love because even though I was solo, I could feel the love in the air and it was so romantic. Regardless of what’s happened recently, this city will thrive and will never lose the strength and love that it is purely made of.
Praying for Paris.

 

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