What took me so long? I’ve been to so many places in my life, but always managed to avoid Paris. Idiot!
Rarely have I felt so foolish as I do now: this city is without equal and I’m madly in love with it.
I don’t usually arrive at a place with a checklist of things to see and do, but I made an exception in this case.
The list, while trite, definitely helped me maximize my time in and around the city. To wit:
- Musée d’Orsay
- Centre Pompidou
- Notre Dame de Paris
- Sacre coeur
- Eiffel Tower
- Arc de Triomphe
I’m proud to say I hit them all. And at no point was I disappointed. On the contrary, each site was more spectacular than I even imagined it would be.
Of course, Paris is about more than its museums, gardens and galleries. There are the gorgeous, tree-lined avenues; the people-watching from sidewalk cafés; the food. And so, I strolled, I watched and I ate. Oh, did I eat! And I dare say, nothing was more delicious than the escargots swimming in herbed butter at the lovely bistro pictured below.
I can’t say for certain when I’ll be back in Paris, but I do know this: back I will be. Absolument!