Ernest Hemingway once said that “There are only two places in the world where we can live happy: at home and in Paris” and there is no way that I could ever contradict his quote.
Paris is the city of Light, the city of art, culture, history, style, haute couture! Paris is also the city of life… Wonderful… inspiring… life!
Paris is full of beautiful hotels for all budgets and styles. On our link of Booking.com, you will only find those that have excellent ratings by their guests. And for more specific recommendation… Oh la la ! Hotel Bar Paris Bastille with its very modern rooms and Hotel Le A that is just 5 minutes walk away from Champs Elysées
And since we all know or have visited the important sights of this city like the Louvre, the Eifel Tower, the Notre Dame, the Versailles, the Musée d’Orsay, the Pantheon and so on… I have decided to introduce you to my favourite Parisian spots.
So how about starting your day with a typical French Breakfast at Tour Maine-Montparnasse from where you can also enjoy magnificent views of the Tour Eiffel, the Notre Dame, the Pantheon and so much more. Enjoying the views of Paris from the top of the 210-meter skyscraper is hard to forget!
With Breakfast done and hundreds of images captured, it is time to move on to my next favourite spot. A walk in the Promenade des Berges de la Seine! My place of joy and relaxation. I can still not believe that not so many years ago this was a fully operational highway used by thousands of vehicles day-in-day-out. Today though is a place that is worthy not only of your attention but your time as well. At the Promenade des Berges de la Seine you can enjoy a walk by the river, explore the 5 floating gardens where you can sit on one of the benches and read your book or just talk about Paris, visit the open art exhibitions that usually take place or even check out possible locations and facilities for your next special event in one of the modernized cargo containers with the beautiful glass windows.
Having completed this refreshing wandering you must be ready to create a “sweet” Parisian memory. I know that I always am. So, if you are too, fond of places that not only have great coffee and deserts but also lots of memoirs then off we go to the historic café Les Deux Magots.
Honestly, no matter how often I come to Les Deux Magots, by the time I find the right spot to sit I always forget about the feast of the palate that their éclair and their Paris-Brest offer and let my thoughts travel, trying to imagine where Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and Simon de Beauvoir were sitting, what they would have ordered at the time and most of all what they would be talking about with their companions or friends…
But time being valuable and maybe short if you are in Paris for just a day then you should move on to my next favourite place. Some may find it “creepy” but for me, it is a must must must see. And this is the Cemetery of Père Lachaise on Boulevard de Ménilmontant where you will have the chance to pay your respects to the burial places of famous people like Moliere, Frederic Chopin, Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison just to name a few. And needless to say, that architecture dominates event here.
And to end the day in a perfect mood the last place I have chosen to propose is a visit to Paris’s matchless hill. The Montmartre! Known to all I am sure!
As for lunch, dinner or just a snack please do something utterly Parisian! Visit a fromagerie and enjoy a tasting of the many kinds of cheeses accompanied by a glass of French wine and some fresh bread. Honestly, I must urge you to not leave Paris without enjoying experiencing the delights of the French cuisine!
Enjoy Paris and feel free to share your thoughts with me via Instagram.
Article © Despoina Kapsali