I Remember the Beautiful City of Love Called Paris - Why it is Called City of Love - Places to Visit in Paris, France

I remember the Beautiful City of Love Called Paris

I love writing and sharing my travel experiences about the places I visited, but when it comes to my travel in Paris, I couldn’t write anything about it. I remember how beautiful it was but something is amiss at times. Finally I got myself to write about Paris today, Valentine's Day and the memories are still there but I am smiling at it now. I am sharing about the city of love -- the beautiful Paris. For a time, I dreaded writing about Paris as the memory always flashback because I visited Paris with a boyfriend but I lost him and the memory comes back every time I remember my visit there. Finally, I am ready to share with you the beauty of Paris. Time has passed, I moved on and he has a family now, but of course the city is still beautiful.

Remembering Paris:

I remember Paris, my first visit was in 2006 and then the latest one was in 2007. I am blessed to have a boyfriend then, and I roamed the city of Paris -- a beautiful and enchanting city with so much eagerness and I can remember the pictures thereafter. It is a beautiful place indeed.

The River Seine, a bridge
The River Seine, a bridge
Royal Garden, Paris
Royal Garden, Paris
The Louvre - the most complete museum in the world
The Louvre - the most complete museum in the world
Notre Dame Cathedral In Paris
Notre Dame Cathedral In Paris
Jardin Du Luxembourg
Jardin Du Luxembourg
Place de la Concorde, Paris - France
Place de la Concorde, Paris - France
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Eiffel tower at Night
Eiffel tower at Night
Every kings dream, Palace of Versailles was the residence of the French king
Every kings dream, Palace of Versailles was the residence of the French king
Palace of Versailles garden with fountain
Palace of Versailles garden with fountain
River Seine from atop Eiffel Tower.  When you sail the river by boat you can travel the whole city of PARIS
River Seine from atop Eiffel Tower. When you sail the river by boat you can travel the whole city of PARIS
Avenue des Champs-Elysee is one of the busiest and glamorous street in the whole world
Avenue des Champs-Elysee is one of the busiest and glamorous street in the whole world
Orsay Museum Paris
Orsay Museum Paris
Les invalides Building
Les invalides Building
Square Jean, Paris
Square Jean, Paris
Notre Dame Bateau Mouche, Paris
Notre Dame Bateau Mouche, Paris

Enchanted with Paris

I am enchanted with Paris and the beauty of the city. Paris is an old city but it preserved its old history through its architecture, music and arts. It is one of the most beautiful place to visit. You can see lots of museum -- works of art, history of civilization, architectures, buildings, opera, music which reminds us of the beauty of “The Renaissance” period. Amidst the fast paced changes happening in the world, it remained a preserved city. It is an enchanting city, lively and historical as well. In Paris,you can also see the oldest buildings, Catholic churches and awesome gardens, chateaus, villas and the Paris sense of fashion and style. It is also crowded and full of tourists but your visit will be all worth it. I guess that is why it is called the city of love -- it is a romantic city but at the same time enchanting. It is a famous city not only for those who appreciate culture -- museums and lots galleries but for ordinary people who love to see nice places.It is nice to go in a place where you appreciate the humanist side of people -- their ingenious ways to create art and how to preserve  these things for others to see. Humanism is at its peak in “The Renaissance” and it is evident in this place.

RIVER SEINE

  • I remember walking through the streets jumping off the boats when there is a museum and just walking by the side of the River Seine walking at the streets to see people dancing and singing near the River Seine -- the river where the city resides and it literally divides the city into two parts.When I am tired I will sit down in a restaurant ready to smile and say “bonjour” -- hello -- that’s the only word I know.
  • I walked and walked following the route of the River Seine until I was tired and sit down for a bit, and watched people dancing and singing. Down the River Seine, you can almost hear Cosette and see her walking and remember The “Les Misserables“.

MUSEUMS

 THE LOUVRE

  • I remember "The Louvre" where I queued nearly three hours just so I can enter the building. The Louvre is a magnificent museum with 28 galleries and where the famous “Mona Lisa” portrait is displayed. It is difficult to go to that area where her portrait is displayed because it it is full of people day in day out. Her smile is really enigmatic.
  • The Louvre is a museum where the display of works of art are magnificent. It was the most beautiful museum I have ever seen and it is the biggest one as well. I went there like five times just to finally tell myself I finished looking at all the displays. The museum is full of all pieces of art -- from the Hellenic civilization, gothic etc. It is a display of history in the making of all the past civilizations gathered in one place and people are crowding it.

Other museums are :

  • Musee d'Orsay, Musee Gravin Musee de Cluny,Centre Pompidou, Musee Rodin, Hotel de Pantheon etc.and many more which I didn't have time to visit

Architecture and Churches

  • I remember the beautiful old buildings with the magnificent architecture and you can almost sense its history by looking at them. There are a lot of Catholic churches, museums, buildings which are built beautifully.
  • I remember the “Hunchback of the Notre Dame” and I could almost see Esmeralda and Quasi Modo when I was looking at the Notre Dame Church. I visited also the other Catholic churches and all the paintings and murals inside ofit and I saw the magnificent structures inside churches. Some structures and churches are : Saint Sulpice Square, the Notre Dame Bateau Mouche, the Basilica and the beautiful old building like Place Charles de Gaulle etc.
  • Pantheon is an ancient ancient church -- a resting place for many of France's greatest heroes
  • The city is full of grandeur and nice architecture. I also came to visit the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte in Les Invalides Building and it amused me because he was so small a man indeed yet powerful in his time.
  • Arc de Triomphe is a world famous structure has served as a symbol of of victory for triumphant French troops returning home ever since the days of Napoleon Bonaparte

Gardens

  • There are lots of beautiful gardens and parks in Paris, I counted twenty gardens and 16 parks but i only managed to visit two of each, but I can imagine the rest are the same with the others. The Jardin du Luxembourg is a beautiful garden open to only royalty before the French Revolution and now serve as one of Paris's most popular destinations for relaxation --
  • The Jardin du Palais Royal is a beautiful garden worthy of visit as well

. Shopping Center Capital - Paris

  • I remember big shopping malls and stores, Paris is one of the fashion center in the world and I was just curious to see what’s inside, Louis Vuitton, Channel, Christian Dior, Hermes, YSL, Chloe etc. The products are almost the same in other cities in other parts of the world. The Avenue of Champs-Élysées is a lively avenue with luxury shops and stores, cinemas, cafes, chestnut trees. I now know why it is one of the most famous street in the world.

Eiffel tower Dinner

  • I remember waiting in line to be able to climb the Eiffel tower and dine there and look at the magnificent architecture below it -- the city, the road formation and the glitter at night. I almost say to myself, I am no longer scared of heights. Silently praying I will not fall, but it is safe alright.

Villas and Chateaus

  • I remember the Villas and Chateaus outside Paris like the Chateaus De Vaux-le Comte. You can get a Free Pass which you can use to unlimited sightseeing in Paris and gives you pass to almost all the attractions in the city of Paris. I avail of the Free Pass and it gave me Free use of public transport within Paris Zones 1 - 3 (Metro and public buses) for the validity of your pass.

Food

  • There are thousands of nice restaurants in Paris and all of them have one chef or another, but of course all we want to do is to eat as we are tired roaming around the city. I tasted tagliatelle with shrimp and sea foods on it, its like a fettuccine and thin slice of spaghetti noodles.
  • I ate baguette every morning with coffee. Baguette is a long -- thin loaf of crusty bread and it is the most important part of any French meal.
  • I also enjoyed escargots --snails cooked with garlic and butter -- roast duck plus rabbit. It is very delicious.

But above all, I remember how happy I was, and yes I am thankful for the memories. I am happier now and Paris will always be a city of love for me. Once I thought it was a city of a lost love.

La Giaconda Mona Lisa, The Louvre France
La Giaconda Mona Lisa, The Louvre France

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alexandriaruthk 6 years ago from US

Hi, I am the first one to read this one! You are very romantic and I am glad you finally write this one. You are lucky to visit Paris and this is a good article to share your trip, very nice trip. You are really a good writer, I am glad to be a fan! Ruth


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Paris is a beautiful city and I too enjoyed many wonderful times there. Thanks for sharing your memories.

Love and peace

Tony


"Quill" 6 years ago

Thanks for the travel and all the interesting pictures and comments you have shared...Great Hub as always sister.

Blessings and Hugs


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

My sweet kaibigan! Oh La La! Romantique, mon cherie! Vivez la France! How wonderful! I have always dreamt of visiting France! We`ll see, you never know! Great tour! Always interesting hubs, Maita!

Thumbs up!

warm regards and blessings,

Al


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myownworld 6 years ago from uk

Oh pretty Maita, you cannot imagine how much I loved this hub! I lived in paris for 5 years before moving to london, so it has a special place in my heart. Your hub revived all those happy memories!

Hope you do well btw. I've stopped going so much in the forums now after all the petty bickering going on, and I miss those days when blood, justine, you and the rest of us could have a laugh. But no worries, we will still manage to smile on...! Anyway, brilliant hub and all my love x


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

A great hub and well done. It brought back a lot of memories. Thank you.


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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

A beautiful Paris consisting of beautiful edifices and other beautiful places as shown in the beautiful pictures you selected. Thank you for a beautiful tour Maita. Blessings!

Forever His,


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blpelton 6 years ago

great hub and pix!! THX 4 sharing!! well done


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

It is certainly time for me to go back. It's been years so I greatly appreciate your photos - ah, the memories. Great people, food, museums, so much to see, I love the Metro for getting around, and of course the sidewalk cafes, and just walking.

Great hub - thanks so much!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I do love Paris. I love France. However- it is mostly for the cycling. I love the Louvre and all the art and monuments. But the Mona Lisa is just another painting- but - if she were riding a bicycle - now that would be a picture! Thank you Maita.


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Maita sweetie ( The City of Love ) you have visited one of God's "Illustrious Gems of a city. Pairis is like a pearl in his eyes as well as mine. It has been about 40 years since I was there, yet the beauty still lingers in my mind.

Thank you for the trip down memory lane, Maita.

Sincerely,

KUYA Dave.


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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC

It really seems like a lovely city. Thank you for a very detailed and great hub, Maita.:-)


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Paris is NOW thanks to you definitely on my radar! Great Hub! Fan forever - thank you so much!


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Amber Allen 6 years ago

Hi Maita

I'm glad you're now able to think and write about Paris. It shows that you have moved on and grown. I hope that you will be able to return to Paris again one day with a new partner so that your new memories of this beautiful city will be filled with love.

Amber


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yenajeon 6 years ago from California

Maita: I've had fun reminiscing with your hub too =) It makes me want to just jet off to Paris!


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

Great article, and amazing pictures Maita. Sorry I took so long. It's been a crazy week.


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Beautiful City I hope to visit there some day - Good Article


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anglnwu 6 years ago

Lovely hub on Paris--I would like to visit it one day. Sorry about the sad memories associated this beautiful place but your tour is definitely enticing.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

What a lovely hub! I feel as if I've been on a trip!


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

prettydarkhorse - What a wonderful hub. I hope to make it to Paris some day. Loved your pictures, thanks for such a wonderful introduction to Paris. Once again, I learned so much.

Great Job!

Sage


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Katrina Ariel 6 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

Maita,

Ah, Paris. I was there once, unfortunately with a man I didn't have the best chemistry with. Oh well, I hope to return with my love and really experience it as it should be! :)


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

How could one NOT love Paris? What a beautiful hub, Maita!!


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shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

I was treated to a few days in Paris last year. It was wonderful. My favourite place was the sacred heart - this was a piece of looove at the top of the city. There were artists performing and the most wonderful church. We ate garlic snails and took a picnic up to the top with wine, salad and french cheese. As the sun set, we watched the Eiffel tower illuminate in the distance. Wonderful!

Thank you for initiating my memories too xx


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Shaz, that's wonderful, love it, I love their snailss--scargoats, hmm, I still remember my visits, Thank you dear, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Cris, thank you for your nice comment, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Katrina, we have the same experience LOL, but still Paris is wonderful, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Sage, thanks and I really wish you can visit the place one day, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi habee, thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi anglnwu, thank you, yes one day I wish you can also go there it is beautiful, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi cool, go with your bf, it is an awsome place, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi truth, I am glad you're back and you like this one, thank you, How are you?? Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi yena, visit it again, I miss Paris too, thank you, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Amber that's a wonderful comment coming from you, Thank you dear, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Gmgoldie, thank you, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Madison, thank you for your comments, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hi Kuya Dave, beautiful isn't it?? are you returning there? Thank you, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Micky Dee, hehe Monalisa haha, If you lived in the 14th century she could have found you, mesmerized by your poem and left gher hubby --- Leonardo Da Vinci, LOl, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Bk, come and visit it again, isn't it wonderful? thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi blpelton, I love your pics of dogs at your hub, Thank you, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi MOW, I have missed you as well in the forum! Gone are the days really, I seldom go there now too,

Thank you for dropping by here, I miss Paris too, I wish I can go back there again, I hope you can also visit it again, it is enchanting isn't it?

with all my hugs,, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi mystique thank you for your warm comments, visit the place one day i know you will, its beautiful indeed, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Quill, thank you for your nice comments, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Tony, thank you, are you planning to visit it again? Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi alexandriaruthk, thank you for your nice comment, Maita


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Flightkeeper 6 years ago from The East Coast

Hi Pretty! Your pictures of Paris are wonderful and brought back memories of how awesome Paris is. It's been so long since my last visit and your hub helped me to reminisce. Thank you!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I'd love to visit one day, Maita. I've heard so much about it. I will have to practice my French first before I do go (I have relatives in Belgium as well). If I could, I'd leave tonight!

You did an excellent job of writing this hub. You made it very enticing to the reader to make them want to go. Did you see Ratatouille by the way?


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europewalker 6 years ago

Lovely hub. Paris is one of my favorite cities, I loved everything about it and can't wait to go back for a visit.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi flight, glad you came by and YEHEY you're back, Hmmm, Paris is really beautiful, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hiya Dohn LOL< ratatouille hehe, no Hunchback only, Notre Dame hehe, yes you need to leanr French first, no, just the basic is all, go with your gf, you will enjoy it, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi europewalker, thanks for visiting this hub, and I wish to go back there myself, Good day to you, Maita


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ateenyi 6 years ago from Chicago

Good Hub!!!!!

The city of love Paris has got great magnetic attraction and charm of his own. The hub is full of joy and enjoyment and simultaneously culminated with information and knowledge. I am enchanted with Paris and the beauty of the city. Paris is an old city but it preserved its old history through its architecture, music and arts.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hi ateenyi, your comments are always kind and you have a good grasp and understanding, thank you, Maita


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Sally's Trove 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

I very much admire how you expressed your feelings about this magnificent city. I had questions of feelings there, too, a long time ago.

When I was there, Americans were the targets to throw darts at or worse. But I found that people are people all around the world, and if I would engage, not even knowing the language, on a simple quest to find a drink of water or a loo, I could make myself understood, and the Parisians would laugh with me, not at me.

Time really does heal all wounds. Good for you!


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bonny2010 6 years ago from outback queensland

What a lovely hub - story and pics - I love the history of paris - will read anything I can get my hands on especially back in the medievil era. thanks for sharing this with us - I had better go now and soak my feet I swear I got blisters following you around.


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Just stopped by to read this hub and view the pictures again; you are a gifted writer :)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Aaaah Paris! Only an hour away! I soooooo love this romantic stylish city! Maita, you have made me so happy reading this hub, I am thinking of all the wonderful Times I have had here. It's one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You get big hugs for this brilliant hub! Thankyou! : )

Ps: Love the wonderful pictures too!

Pps: Heh! You changed you avatar pic again! Looks good!


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

What a lovely tour PDH! I remember the ever-present baguettes from Tahiti--it must be the French secret for staying slim with so much rich food. =:) I am listening to La Traviata while I tour your hub drifting down the Seine. Glorious! You're on my permanent tour guide list.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Sally, I thank you so much for your kind and with humour story hehe, you mad eme smile woith that incident at Paris hehe --- and yes time heals all wounds now and I do feel better, Thank you, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi winsome, I am glad you like this one, do you eat baguette as well? hmm must be true about why they are slim, I can remember the River Seine so well, I listen to La Traviata too--- and I miss Paris-- I can be your tour guide as well, Thank you, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey bonny, you made me smile dear, hmm, that was nice soaking your feet, how are you BTW? adsense and all, I will visit your hubs later, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

you are so sweet cool, Thank you, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Cheeky my girl, come on visit it again, and it is only one hour away there, hmmm, yes I agree with you it is a lovely place, I miss it though, Take care Cheeky and have a good day. Maita


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

I love to read your travel hubs, well, you already know it. :) Too many years have passed since my visit to Paris, yet between some of the things you described after 20 years I still remember Montmartre and all those artists, and the Louvre, Versailles.... Wonderful city, thanks for having reminded me of Paris. :)


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Princessa 6 years ago from France

I love Paris, I am really happy that you had such a beautiful time in Paris, reading your hubs is like having a walk along the streets of Paris. Beautiful hub!


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The Donkey 6 years ago from Little Rock, Arkansas

Just letting you know, I'm going to Paris now! Good hub.

You should follow me and read some of my hubs.


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hubranger 6 years ago from Yorkshire, UK

Enjoyed the pictures and the info. It's a while since I was last in Paris, makes me want to return :)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hi hubranger, thanks for reading this one, You must have missed paris like me as well, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi The Donkey, wow you are blessed you are going to paris, Have a nice trip, and enjoy the beauty of Paris, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Princessa, Thanky uo for your nice comments, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi hypno, go there once more and enjoy it. Thank you for your nice comments, take care, I will visit your hub later,, Maita


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Michael Shane 6 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

Very nice hub! I hope me & my wife can go there someday!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thanks Michael, visit it, its beautiful, Maita


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Princessa 6 years ago from France

I have already commented in this hub, but I am coming back just to let you know that I enjoyed it so much that I have included it in my Paris Capstone hub.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thank you Princessa


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robert hoagland 6 years ago

great hub enjoyed it alot


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jtrader 6 years ago

When I visit Paris I will have to see the chateaux.


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festersporling1 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Very nice and interesting hub. I really enjoyed reading this. I also made a hub about visiting Paris visit here

http://hubpages.com/travel/When-To-Visit-Paris


yasi 4 years ago

it was a realy good writing.

you are good writer and you are lucky because you can travel to paris

i realy want to go there but now its impossible first of all im student yet and second i live in a country that we should be very smart or rich to can go there

its not good

but i trying to go

and again tnx for your beauty writing!


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prettydarkhorse 4 years ago from US Author

I am glad you found this site. One day, you can go there too! Thank you!

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