Still rings true!
I can totally see how this city had inspired poets and artists for ages with its beautiful buildings, countless cafes, parks, wide boulevards and an atmosphere of perpetual romance.
We stayed at the apartment in 17th arrondissment, not far away from the Parc Monceau. It is a beautiful place where you can actually forget you’re in the city for a few minutes. The park has many play areas for children and free Wi-Fi (how cool is that?). We walked around the park and then went to the Arc of Triomphe.
How can you not be in awe? Very wonderful to actually see in person, so beautifully carved and inscribed.
From there we made our way to the Eiffel Tower. No words or pictures can convey its beauty, it just simply amazing!
The following day we met with my friend and a fellow Salsa dancer who lives in Paris now. She took us to Place Des Vosges in Marais. Interesting and historic, it made us feel as if we hopped back in the old Paris. Contains the house of Victor Hugo (free entrance, but unfortunately it was closed that day).
From there we continues to walk around Le Marais. This small neighborhood has so much flavour! Streets are narrow, full of small fashion shops, cafes, chocolate and patisserie shops. My friend suggested to have falafel for lunch… what can I say, if you are in this area, it’s a must!
Chateau de Versailles is one of the attractions that we wanted to visit no matter what. I have to say that we enjoyed the gardens more than the palace because the palace was so crowded and the line up to get in is insane. We also found the info recorded in the audio devices to be “dry” and super-boring. The palace is spectacular but the poorly organized crowds spoiled the whole experience. Very disappointing!