There’s the saying that ‘Paris is always a good idea’. I couldn’t agree more. I have been to Paris three times: with the family as a kid, on a high school trip and last year to spend New Year’s with my girlfriend, who is from Vermont, USA.
Paris is magical during the winter holidays. We had four days to spend, which is enough to explore most of the city. Our hostel was located in the middle of the Montmartre neighbourhood and really close to the metro station. The metro is a fantastic way to get around. We used it several times a day to get from place to place.
I love Montmartre and its narrow streets and squares where artists paint and draw. Cosy is the right word here.
There’s just something about Paris. It’s hard to describe though. The feeling you get in Paris is a feeling that you could only get in Paris, if you know what I mean. Whether it’s the grandeur of the city, the small cafés or the accordeon music on the streets, it’s enchanting.
A stroll along the Seine is a great way to end a day in Paris.
We visited every landmark in the city. That’s right folks, we were stereotypical tourists! And it was great.
We spent New Year’s Eve drinking champagne on the Champs-Elysées, among tens of thousands of people. It was awesome. Afterwards we went to the bars near the Moulin Rouge.
Paris’ biggest landmark is, without question, the Eiffel Tower. It can be seen from various places in the city, but we succeeded in not going there until our very last evening. The queue to get up the tower was massive and after having waited half an hour and not moving an inch, we decided that it wasn’t worth the wait. We took a walk around the area and enjoyed the views from the ground, which are not too bad either!
A very popular and romantic thing to do for couples is a visit to the Pont des Arts. This footbridge is filled with little locks on which the names or initials of lovers are written.
We had an absolutely wonderful time in the City of Light!