“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
My first ever visit to France, where we’ve spent three amazing days of soaking in the sun, drinking wine and exploring the city. For a long time, I had a Paris on my bucket list and finally, I got to see it!
When we landed it was like 28 degrees, a nice break from cold and rainy Manchester. We started our trip from a long evening walk along the Seine River to the Eiffel Tower to then have some dinner and wine.
On our first day, we went to the Louvre and oh boy this place is huge! It’s incredible how you study about something at school and one day you stand a foot from it. Good 4/5h of walking in the Louvre was enough time to see all “must-see” things. I was impressed mostly by paintings, there is something about them that can actually say more than sculpture or even a poem. Individual interpretation of each painting makes it even more fascinating.
After the intensive morning, we went to see Moulin Rouge building ( I’ve tried to book tickets, but we were too late) and then had some wine on the stairs of The Basilica listening to a performance of a street guitar player. Later on, we end up in a small bar in Montmartre where we had some French beer and listen to live music.
The next day we woke up early morning, to have breakfast under the Eiffel Tower. Trying some French cheese and of course, having French wine. After that, we’ve rented city bikes and cycled around the city. I loved all the arches, the doorways, small streets and all the bridges. A city with such a huge soul. Paris is now one of my favourite place in the world.
The last evening in Paris we spent watching the sunset. I don’t think I can ever get over the view of Eiffel Tower. The perfect ending of a perfect weekend. I just felt I didn’t want to leave!
A vital city that I love to the core and a modern city with a very deep sense of history and heritage. I loved everything about this romantic city and vowed to never hesitate to come back to experience it again and again. See you soon Paris!