When I was in London during my very first solo trip, I decided to hop on the Eurostar and go to Paris for a day. While I’d love to go to Paris and stay longer, this was certainly a great first look into the city.
The first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful, regal architecture of the buildings. As trite as it sounds, I felt like I were riding straight through the era of Marie Antoinette.
Of course, while there, I stopped to check out the Cathedral of Notre Dame. This beautiful, gothic cathedral stands out amongst all of the buildings with its giant flying buttresses and majesty.
I also took a short river cruise, where I got to see a lot of Parisian scenes from the beautiful Seine River.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Paris without stopping at the Arc de Triomphe. It looked just as I imagined it!
Being an art junkie, my absolute favorite part of the day was visiting the Louvre Museum. It was so beautiful and it was amazing seeing things I’d only ever seen in movies and photos.
Walking through, I felt like a fish in a sea of tourists. The building was very crowded but the interior was beautiful.
Of course, I stopped to gaze at the renowned Mona Lisa, who, of course, was surrounded by tourists.
So, although my stay in Paris was brief, I hit most of the major areas. I’m really hoping to go back one day and explore Paris for what it really is — a city of immense beauty and surprise. So, Paris, this isn’t a goodbye, just a “see you soon!”
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