Dreaming of Paris my entire life, it was surreal to step foot into this city.
Where fall is yellow with grey skies overhead and the streets are almost empty. The lines to go up Le Eiffel are still long with everyone bundled up from the cold. It is a city that is worth visiting no matter what the temperature may be and for the first time I understand why it’s called the City of Love, you can’t help but fall in love with it.
The streets will be a little more your own during the colder weather making it easier to see and I was lucky enough to get into Luxembourg Gardens before they are closed shut to visitors for the winter.
All the macaroons and crepes and baguettes that are perfectly crusty on the outside and heavenly soft on the inside. For three consecutive days I ate a meal of baguettes with ham and fromage. I craved that perfection when any other food was being consumed.
I wandered the city and tried to see as much as my friend advised me in her list – a local who called this city home growing up. But with only two full days to see it all there was still so much I did not have the time nor chance to see.
Enough reason to return when the city is more bustling.
All this walking meant I have so many photos to share and while there are a lot here, they aren’t even all the ones I marked worth sharing.
Today’s post will focus on my first day of discoveries with my second day coming in tomorrow’s post.
Statues are all over the city – in squares and parks, on the side of buildings, even on sidewalks.
Under the suggestion of my friend I went to Luxembourg gardens, despite being rather empty the scenery was stunning and the park much larger than my timeframe allowed. It is definitely worth a visit and is a place of solace away from the busy streets.
The detail in the stonework all over Paris is breathtaking, it’s a city with so much history and of course, the details would have all be completed by hand. It’s always worth looking up.