Paris is the city in which one loves to live. Sometimes I think this is because it is the only city in the world where you can step out of a railway station—the Gare D’Orsay—and see, simultaneously, the chief enchantments: the Seine with its bridges and bookstalls, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Tuileries Gardens, the Place de la Concorde, the beginning of the Champs Elysees—nearly everything except the Luxembourg Gardens and the Palais Royal. But what other city offers as much as you leave a train?
- Margaret Anderson
Paris is honestly beautiful, from the people to the atmosphere; I honestly think I have fallen in love. After a very long 30+ hours on planes from Australia to Paris, we had finally made it to the city of love and lights. As soon as we could, we caught the first train to the Eiffel Tower and my god it was spectacular. We arrived in Paris at 5:30am and so we got to experience the sun rising and making the city glow. After gazing at the magnificent structure we went to a local bakery and got some chocolate croissants and a fresh baguette. Later that day we went down to the Champs-Élysées and explored the amazing shopping street, it was very hard not to spend a lot of money. An amazing first day in Paris and I couldn’t wait for what else was in store.
Our second day we ventured out to the city and caught the metro to see the Sacré-Cœur at Montmartre, I am in awe of the architecture. We also went and explored the Catacombes de Paris; they are the underground ossuaries in Paris, which hold the remains of about six million people in a small part of the ancient Mines of Paris tunnel network. What a spectacular view!
Keep your eye out for Ville de l'amour et des lumières, Paris Pt2!