A city of love, light, and fashion – these and similar epithets are constantly given to the French capital city of Paris. It is one of the most frequently mentioned cities in literature, cinema, and theater. Surely, we have all heard or seen at least one love story that happened in this fantastic city. However, if you still have doubts about whether this city is worth a visit, here are some reasons that will make you prepare your suitcase now. Au revoir et bon voyage!
The Most Romantic City
Paris is a city for lovers. Visit the gardens of Fontainebleau Palace, take a walk in the Belleville area where Edith Piaf was born, dine in one of the cozy restaurants and extend the night, for example, to Roberto Doisneau’s Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville (Kiss by the Town Hall). There is a French saying that Paris is the perfect place for eating and making love – take this as the best advice!
Easy to Reach
No matter which country you live in, you can fly to Paris really cheaply and easily because even low-cost airlines have taken care of that. If you succeed in catching the sale, the round trip will cost only a few tens of euros.
We have all heard the joke that the French eat only frog thighs, snails, moldings, and brittle horns. But the true is that the French cuisine is divine! No wonder why there are 70 Michelin-starred restaurants only in Paris.
The Louvre is one of the places that both a true art fan and a popular star of the show world wants to visit. And it is not the only one museum of Paris that attracts people. Hundreds of thousands of tourists a year also visit, for example, the Gustave Moreau Museum, the Baccarat Crystal Museum, where you can feel like moving back to the past. And there are the museum spaces that hide the impressive Impressionist works, such as the Musée d’Orsay. More than 5,000 works by Pablo Picasso can be seen in Paris: drawings, ceramics, sculptures.
The Most Impressive Cemetery
When you visit Père Lachaise, you will find there the names of personalities such as Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Chopin, and you can end the journey at the tomb of Oscar Wilde, a block monument created by Jacob Epstein on the last resting place of the rebel writer. There is also the tomb of the French journalist Victor Noiro, who was shot in a duel in 1870 by Napoleon’s great nephew. It had become a kind of fertility symbol as it is said that women hoping to have children used to come to this grave to at least touch the “miraculous” fertility symbol. In addition, there are the catacombs of Paris, which also are very impressive and revealing many twists and secrets in the history of the French capital.
Cafes in Paris are not just a place to run around for a quick coffee. No matter where you stay: in the city center or away, you will find many local cafes everywhere that are always full of people sipping coffee and reading the newspaper. If it is sunny, people enjoy the warmth of late autumn outside and usually discussing everything: from personal dramas to political issues.