Paree at a glance

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There’s not much I can say about the enchanting city of Paree that hasn’t already been said. Although I believe it’s worth mentioning that it was every bit as magical as I imagined it would be, if not more. Photographs don’t quite do it justice.

We only had one day to explore the city and it was a hectic one. We wanted to hit all the major monuments and sights, have a true Parisian dinner and catch Miss Eiffel in all her shimmering glory after nightfall. Fortunately, Rosie and I latched onto these two Americans, Kevin and Kenneth, that knew what they were doing and we did all we anticipated, made some pretty great friends and memories, and managed to squeeze in a bit of designer shopping too (well, window shopping for us).

In the midst of all the hustle, Kevin said something I won’t forget: “when you find that person and you’ve made it work for a long time, don’t let them go.” We were sitting in this high-end designer store and for the life of me, I don’t know how we reached that topic but I just thought it was very fitting to hear something like that, we were in the city of love after all.

First stop was the Arc De Triomphe. This is the view of the spectacular monument from the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.   1
For 360° views and a postcard perfect photograph of Paris: the top of the Arc De Triomphe will not disappoint. It’ll only cost you  8€ and a little bit of effort (40-step climb) for the ultimate view of Paris.  2Everywhere you walk, there are beautiful Parisian buildings. Some with the most brightest citrus orange flowers, you’ve ever seen. 4While others are more classic with dreamy balconies. 3
In most areas around Paree, you are able to catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower but this was definitely one of my favourite.9Unfortunately, I never got the chance to explore and marvel at the works within The Louvre. However, the building is definitely an artwork in its own right.   10