Ahhh Paris.  My love affair for all things Parisian started many years ago.  I mean, it’s the most romantic city in the world right?  What’s not to love.

Our trip to Paris was quite an emotional experience for me.  See, for years I had been dreaming about this beautiful city but it always seemed so far out of my reach.

For me, Paris was the epitome of travel.  It represented the travel fantasy I had since I was a child.  If I made it to Paris, I could do anything!  So to have this fantasy become a reality was a very emotional event for me.  Even though we had been to many other cities and countries before Paris, it wasn’t until Paris that I fully realized I was traveling the world!  I’m not too big to admit it bought tears to my eyes!

 

Arc Paris

 

We only had 4 short days in Paris, which is nowhere near long enough in my opinion.  But those 4 days were packed to the brim.  I don’t think I have ever walked so much in my life!  From dawn to dusk we wandered through the beautiful city, admiring the stunning architecture, eating ourselves to death with scrumptious pastries and become awestruck by the icons of Paris – The Eiffel Tower; The Louvre; Notre Dame Cathedral; And my favorite: The Avenue des Champs-Elysées.

I will always have a deep love for Paris and what it represents to me.  I can’t wait to go back and spend more time with in this exquisite city.

 

Eiffel Tower Paris

 

Jardin du Luxembourg

You will find Luxumbourg Gardens in the heart of the left bank.  This 60 acre park is known for its extraordinary amenities such as sculptures, water fountains, ponds, exquisite garden beds, pony rides, tennis courts, playgrounds and so much more.  It’s a great place for a picnic while you admire the colorful flowerbeds.  This is a must see while in Paris.

 

Musee du Louvre

No visit to Paris is complete without a visit to the Louvre.  Even if you are not an art buff this gorgeous museum is well worth the visit.  With a collection of nearly 400,000 pieces, there is something for every taste.  We are exactly art buffs or even that interested in museums to be honest but this was one of our favorite spots in Paris.  And its not just the art, it’s the building itself, which to me is one massive piece of art!

 

Louvre Paris

 

Saint-Germain-des-Pres

This upscale neighborhood located on the 6th arrondissement is home to a number of famous cafes, galleries and great shopping (albeit out of our budget!).  Here you will find Parisian women dressed to the nines in Dior and Louis Vuitton, carrying $10,000 handbags with miniature poodles inside!  It’s a great area for people watching, seeing how the other half live!

 

Have you been to Paris?  What did you like / dislike about the city?  Or have you been anywhere that bought out your emotions?  Any recommendations for next time we go?

 

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