A couple of years ago, Paris was but a distant dream; finally, at the age of twenty, I was fortunate enough to have visited the French capital.Though it was the day before when I caught a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and what Paris had to offer, it was on this day that we truly got to see the city of lights. The world-known Champs-Élysées was our first stop after being dropped off by Arc De Triomphe. The avenue runs for almost two kilometers with its sidewalks filled with horse-chesnut trees.That morning, we decided to walk onwards to the Eiffel Tower, only having seen it the night before from Trocadero. After walking for about forty minutes, we finally reached the Eiffel Tower, though this is the closest we got to it. To this day, however, I still wish I had gotten closer, but that gives me all the reason to go back, right?
From the Eiffel Tower, we decided to walk back to Champs-Élysées, which took yet another half an hour. Walking around Paris though, really is the best way to see the city rather then being cooped up in the metro to get from one point to another, so we didn’t mind.Upon once again reaching Champs-Élysées, we decided to have lunch by the avenue. We knew that it would cost a lot more than usual, but we thought to ourselves, when else would we get the chance to do this?After lunch, we spent the rest of the afternoon seeing the beautiful city of Paris.
Arc De TriompheHôtel de Crillon
Place de la Concorde and the Obélisque de Louxor
Musée d’OrsayLa Basilique du Sacré Cœur de MontmartreLater that night, we went up Montmartre for our farewell dinner: Farewell Dinner in Paris. As we bid farewell not only to the capital of France, but to each other as well, it felt like I was leaving a part of myself in Paris.
A few days later, however, I found myself in Paris once again as my flight out of Europe was departing from the city and that was when I was sure that I fell in love with the French icon and would make it a point to visit once more. À Bientôt Paris.