As Much as I love being a home bird, I absolutely love travelling too. I’ve been to Africa, China and various places within France. However my favourite place out of all of them has to be Paris!
My Favourite City Paris
I’ve visited paris various times now. Maybe 5-6 times? I never get tired of this beautiful city. My french is pretty rubbish, however I still manage to get by! Mostly by a Parisian laughing at me for a short while, then speaking fluent english to me. At least I try!
Whats to love about Paris anyway? EVERYTHING!!! Of course you would have to start with the Eiffel tower.
It’s quite amazing that this beautiful structure was hated by so many during the planning and construction stages back in the 1880’s. Parisians hated the thought of something so industrial being such an eyesore to such a beautiful and delicate city. If you compare the architecture of Paris to this, They are world apart. But fast forward over 100 years to our day in age, and its now classed as one of the most iconic, romantic buildings in the world. Got to admit, when we went to paris earlier on this year I was hoping for a little ‘surprise’ under there, but of course it was too predictable 😉 It’s such a tourism point however… It did get hard to move at points!
Look at that for a view.. how beautiful! You could sit and look at that for hours. Well, we did for about 2 hours! I wonder how far you can see?
On the subject of architecture, I just have to mention the beautiful buildings. You just don’t get them as good as this in the UK, and so many! No wonder Paris has such a reputation for being romantic. You can see the love and determination put into every nook and cranny of Paris. Can you imagine the costs of building something to this detail today?! Paris, you’re doing it right!
On our trip in early March, we spent a lot of time walking around, rather than using the metro to make sure we got the most out of or trip, and there was so many little details that we noticed, that On my previous trips I hadn’t noticed before. One of them being is the strong sense of community and family, and feeling safe.
When we went it was in the middle of the terrorist attacks that was taking place, and to be honest I was nervous. One of the days we was around the Eiffel tower the army suddenly had a presence which was slightly unsettling. I’d been watching closely to the horrors unfolding on the news to all the innocent families, and it was nerve wrecking. However the Parisians brought this sense of community to it all, a unity of everyone. If that makes sense? When we was walking by, everyone was full of love, chilling out on deck chairs in the parks, and the children was playing with this tired, beautiful boats pictured above. It made me fall in love my life all over again.
One thing that People always warn you about when you go to Paris is how rude true Parisians are. I’ve had a few incidents where someone has walked away from me when I’ve been trying to communicate with them, when I was quite young. However I think rather than being rude, I feel like its more frustration of not trying to talk french. Personally, I think they’re absolutely lovely. Even when a poor man came up to me off the streets, and I suddenly became a pigeon resting point, the guy was absolutely dying with laugher. not out of maliciousness but pure joy. It may have been a tactic to make money, but a creative one. And I love creative thinkers!
Now, I haven’t got a picture of my next point.. but this is close! my most favourite point of Paris is the fashion! (candy floss is fashionable..right?!) Many moons ago I went to paris during paris fashion week and its fair to say, it was crazy. However the fashion was out of this world. You could argue that most people during the fashion weeks all around the world are dressed amazing, but there’s something about Paris that always stands out for me, all year round. I’ve been to Paris in all seasons now, and I can get dressed up in my best vintage dresses, and I fit in perfectly all year round.
My favourite part is a true Parisians glasses. I notice a lot of the beautiful circular glasses. The sort of glasses that in 10 years time I’m hoping I’ll have the courage to wear, but for now I’ll admire from afar!
There is so many more things I could go on about with this beautiful city, however I’m sure you’d much rather see it in person than on a blog post. Go visit Paris! I don’t know a single person who doesn’t enjoy this beautiful city!
Whats your favourite city you’d like to recommend? I’d love to hear!