Welcome to Paris! My first ever visit to France, where we‘ve spent three amazing days of soaking the sun, drinking wine and exploring the city. For a long time I had Paris on my bucket list and finally I got to see it!
When we landed it was like 28 degrees, nice break from cold and rainy Manchester for a while. We started our trip from long evening walks along The Seine river to the Eiffel Tower to have some wine and to relax. On our first day we went to the Louvre. Boy this place was huge! It’s incredible how you study at school about something and one day you stand feet from a masterpiece. Good 4/5h of walking in the Louvre was enough time to see all “must see”. I was impressed most by paintings, there is something about them that can actually say more than sculpture or even a poem. Individual meaning interpretation of each painting makes it even more fascinating.
After intensive morning we went to see Moulin Rouge and then had some wine on the stairs to The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris 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 listed to live music.The next day we had a breakfast under the Eiffel Tower. Trying some French cheese and of course, having French wine. After that we’ve rented a city bike and cycle around the city. I loved all the arches, the doorways, small streets and all the bridges.. The roundabouts are hilarious too, because there are no lanes and it becomes pure chaos! It would be extremely nerve racking driving in it, but it’s pretty funny to watch. Since parking is so scarce there, everyone rode little motorcycles or mopeds.