We’ve arrived in Paris on 13th of May. 13, lucky day to us apparently. Really quick flight from Iasi to Beauvais airport and then switched a bus and an underground train to arrive at our rented place near Moulin Rouge.
Started our journey with the Moulin Rouge, of course, and worked our way to the Sacre Coeur Basilica. I was shocked at first by how many people were on the stairs of the basilica with beers and wine in their hand, just hanging around and socializing but I understood later on that this is a common thing in Paris. The Sacre Coeur Basilica is a really beautiful cathedral located on the top of the Montmartre, which is the highest point in the city. You can go on inside the tower to make sure you get all the amazing views of Paris.
The next day we’ve made a visit to The Versailles Palace, you can check out the article dedicated to that day here.
Between strolling through the chic streets of Paris, eating croissants and absolutely delicious sweets from Paul, we’ve also visited the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. This is a pure example of French Gothic architecture and surely is the best-known church in France. We were so absorbed by the stained glass and the sound of the organ and the choir that we missed the entry hours to the tower. It was really a bummer, but it’s a good-enough motif to visit it again.
The symbol of Paris, The Eiffel Tower, can be seen from numerous places around the city, but my favourite viewpoint was from Champ de Mars. We visited the tower by day first, climbed to the top and after that had a walk around Champ de Mars. I strongly recommend buying tickets online to avoid the long queues and also make sure you check all the entries – you can go up through all four feet of the tower. The view from the top is breathtaking! We loved it!
One croissant later, we returned ar the sunset at The Eiffel Tower. It was more beautiful by night, I was really impressed! Get a bottle of wine, some glasses and make a picnic near the tower, so you get first row tickets to the experience – you won’t be the only one, so scout the place before.
Overall, Paris was a beautiful experience. Finally got to visit the ‘most romantic city in the world’, even though with so many tourists around, I don’t think the name remains valid.