Why I Love Paris

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City of Light and Love

PARIS .... What’s not to love?


Ahh Paris! As you walk over cobblestone streets you began to feel the wealth of her history from the beheading of Marie Antoinette, to the opulence of Napoleon’s influence and reign, to it’s star crossed lovers Abelard and Heloise who though destined to be together were severely torn apart ending one of the most tragic love stories ever told.


Love the experience of the beauty of the Eiffel tower at night that radiates her sparkling majesty over the city and holds her lofty position high on the sky scape. Love that love is felt in the air as you sip champagne in celebration once you ascend to her very top.

Love walking along the banks of the River Seine and rummaging through the piles of old books for sale from the vendors desperate to make a sale. Or the romantic pleasure taking a tour of Paris by boat seeing some of the city's most beautiful sites under the soft glow of lights on the water.


Love the mystery of the bell tower of the Notre Dame only reached by a long spiral stairway that if imagined might reach all the way up to heaven.


Love the pace of life as no one rushes yet everything gets done efficiently, the fact that waiters don’t write down an order but remember everything and food is served quickly but with ease. And yet everyone drives at break neck speed but with courtesy and it all flows together like liquid pouring into a cup.

Love that people park across corners and drive with their cats in their cars.

Love their macaroons ... what can you say but Bonapetite ... and the apple tarts packed full of sweet tart apple ... their croissants so light and flaky yet so delectably buttery they melt in the mouth ... and their chocolate chip baguettes packed full of dark satisfying chips. No one quite does pastry like the French Boulangeries.

Love the quintessential Montmartre village on the top of the hill with it's artistic vibes from the past including Picasso, Dali and others pulsating from every corner.

The striking Sacre Coure Basilica standing tall and majestic at the top of the many steps upward it's highest point higher than the top of the Eiffel tower with unsurpassed views across Paris and where you sense upon entry as the service is in progression, the very presence of the Spirit

Love the quaint restaurant Maison Rose where you can taste authentic French food including delectably tasty but subtle onion soup; succulent Duck confit so tender it pulls away from the bone without effort, and finish with a creme brulee that is so delectable that you secretly trace your finger around the bowl to make sure that not a morsel is missed. All the while sitting in a little piece of Parisian history having housed the great Picasso before he became famous.

And love the locks on the Pont de l' Archeveche bridge fence left there by lovers in a proclamation of eternal love for one another, closing the lock tight and throwing the keys into the Seine. Such love!

The city of romance waits seductively, captivating and enticing all who visit her.


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INFJay 4 years ago from Santa Rosa, California

Merci! I love cruising along the Seine late night on a spring evening watching Parisians enjoying a picnic on the riverbank - complete with candles and wine. Thanks for stirring up great memories.


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW Author

So glad you enjoyed my hub INFJay, I loved writing it as my daughter who has only dreamed of Paris is seeing it for the first time soon and her excitement fueled my trip down memory lane. Love love love cruising the Seine at night...and complete with candles and wine, ahhhh Paris.

What can one say?:)


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

I have never been to Paris. In fact the only place outside of the USA that I have been is Germany. Would love a chance to go to Paris.


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW Author

Even if you only go once in a lifetime it's so worth it, I do so hope you get there one day Cheryl, thanks so much for stopping by :)


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Oh I would love to go to Paris... I have lived in Germany and Spain but never got to go.. I am so sad.. LOl

I love your hub

Debbie


KatrineDalMonte 4 years ago

Paris is breathtaking! Your hub captures some of its endless beauties. City of many wonders, amazing history, rich architecture and culture, 'city of lovers' it is called without a surprise. Thank you for sharing. Best wishes.


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW Author

Thank you Katrine for dropping by, the thing about 'the city of lovers' is that you can write endlessly about it

it's so beautifully fascinating!!


eriharri 4 years ago

LOVE reading about what you love and knowing that it makes you happy!


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW Author

Hello darling how sweet of you to drop by and Paris does make me happy but not as much as you do!! love you X


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Love your Paris tour carter, invitingly composed, and great photos. Regards, snakeslane


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW Author

Thanks so much for dropping by to comment snakeslane... and so glad you enjoyed tour of Paris :)

Cheers


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Paris - the city of love.. who can resist this marvellous beauty? Paris is my dream vacation.


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW Author

Thank you my lovely friend and I hope and pray that dream will come true for you! (that's after the baby right:)?


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW Author

Oh eriharri I'm so sorry I missed you and your sweet words and comment...thank you so much...cheers


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

I went to Paris when I was a teenage, and didn't really realize the romantic aspect of it! Now I want to go back and revisit all those places again! :)

Thanks for the memories, Carter..... Really enjoyed this hub. Voting up and beautiful.


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW Author

Oh thank you so much Lathing...I did love it so and like yourself long to go back one day...sometimes I have to pinch myself & remember that I HAVE actually been there!! Thanks for the votes & I so hope you get back there my friend...cheers


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Yes. I love Paris, too, and I have been to some of the places that you mentioned. It is quite breath-taking. On your next visit, take a train and go outside about 300K. Check out the villages. They too, are full of charm. Great Hub.


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carter06 2 years ago from Cronulla NSW Author

Thanks for your comment manatita44..and for your advice which I intend to take next time..we did stay south of the city in Clamart for a few days and that was quite charming..thanks for dropping by..Cheers


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Calum Labrador 24 months ago from Manila, Philippines

You got me loving Paris even more! :]


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carter06 24 months ago from Cronulla NSW Author

Ahh well that makes me very happy.. Thanks for dropping by my hubs Calum.. Cheers


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carter06 24 months ago from Cronulla NSW Author

Thank you Dhaka..I hope it does help!!

Paris is a magic city isn't it:)

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