We had a love affair with this beautiful, magnificent city and I am counting down the moments until I am back in her arms.
“Paris was a universe whole and entire unto herself, hollowed and fashioned by history.” – Anne Rice
There is something effervescent about waking up in the city of love …the art, the history, the intrinsic beauty. No matter where I go in the world, my heart will be here in this beautiful city built for the prolific heart. The creator, the innovator, the beautiful minds. I have a deep love for history and art, it is a very extensive part of who I am and this city is filled with everything that makes my soul smile.
We spent our days going from stop to stop like crazy people. There is so much to see and one trip just can’t encompass it all. We squeezed lots of culture and history into our short stay à Île-de-France. We saw Monsieur Eiffel’s metal marvel and Leonardo Da Vinci’s smiling beauty and the Sun King’s elaborate palace.
As insane Disney lovers, we even took le métro all the way to Marne-la-Vallée to visit the mouse and it was all wonderful and awe-inspiring but the most amazing times spent were the times spent walking and seeing, smelling and listening. Taking in this city with its wild mix of tourists, denizens, and citizens displaying a wide range of cultures and traditions. An evening walk down the Seine shows the true Parisian spirit, a joyfulness and appreciation of life. Every night is party, no one is dreading Monday, every one is enjoying the moment that they are in.
We learned so many things on this trip but more importantly we learned new things about ourselves. We activated the deep wanderlust that lie dormant within us. We had our very first experience with a world outside of our own and it opened our spirits to an understanding that you can only have by exploring cultures outside of your own. Paris will forever be mon amoureuse, the place I steal away to in my head and heart.
Paris, you lovely lady, jusqu’à ce que nous nous reverrons.