Joy in its entirety is the Parisian way of life, like a butterfly, you intend to grasp all of its demure marvels, revealed as you walk through the streets of Paris, just as the next corner sets your senses alight, it feels as if you have entered the gates of an earlier heaven.
There’s no denying it, Paris ranks high as one of the beautiful cities of the world moreover, it lived up to the elaborate expectations I had of it.
It’s no wonder Paris is, at present, the most visited city the in the world.
Here are ten reasons why Paris is indeed a little piece of heaven on earth:
- French Cuisine
Dishes of Paris are prepared with simple detail and always with an inclusion of luxury; the outcome gives one a pompous palate, proving that your taste buds can be tantalized with the mere basics.
Tip: Eating out three times a day is going to cost you plenty a dollar, save your money and stock up on food at a local grocery store – where the quality and taste is not compromised.
- French Wine
You don’t need a partner to be romantic about Paris, there’s French wine for that! French wines are delightful and delicate.
Tip: French Chardonnays are perfect for experimenting with; by all means, pair it with pungent French cheese.
Where “adulting” takes a back seat.
Tip: Download the Disneyland app, plan a full day here, start early and buy your tickets online much in advance of your trip.
Magnificent architecture and art pieces.
Tip: Get a map and plot out your route to the Mona Lisa and other key art pieces you want to view, if you don’t have a full day to spend here, go to these highlighted points first as you can get lost in viewing artwork for hours and have limited time for the famous pieces which are more often than not quite crowded.
The sensational splendor of the Eiffel Tower can only, in the true sense, come to one’s appreciation once you see it.
Tip: Buy tickets online to avoid queues and go all the way to the top, it’s a view not worth missing.
- The River Seine
The romance of Paris comes alive on this cruise, as you escape the concrete for the nostalgic waters, an ultimate elixir.
Tip: Many bus tours have boat tours as an add-on, be sure to put this to use.
A sinister cathedral of beauty.
Tip: For photographers, the cathedral has a dark setting inside, with candles being the source of lighting, be sure to know how to optimize your camera for such a setting.
A literature getaway that captures anyone’s attention; the strategic choices of novels are displayed for one to indulge in.
Tip: Record a list of classics you want to add to your home library – limited editions of these classics can be purchased here.
Paris is in essence, the fashion capital of the world, from observing the street-fashion, you will be schooled on fashion 101; a trip to Paris will also heighten your appreciation for high fashion, my appreciation flew through galaxies, and my common sense hasn’t returned.
Tip: Save for that one high fashion item beforehand and dress like a Parisian while you there, you’ll find that after Paris you will have a better sense of fashion thereby dressing better.
- Sephora & The Parisian Pharmacy
Never one for too much emphasis on skincare, I just cleansed, toned and moisturized, as one should do. However, in Paris, it would have been a sin not to gift myself with the wonderful skincare potions available and I ended up getting bags full of these treats. My skin has never looked better.
Of course, these are but a few, you will be sure to find your own becoming secrets as you explore, but whatever you do, do visit Paris in this lifetime.