Your First Perfect Time in Paris

Paris is definitely a must-visit place, and if you are about to travel to this amazing city for the first time I invite you to follow me. I'll guide you to the main treasures of this city. But watch out - once you come here, it will cast a spell over you and you will be looking forward to return again and again to this one of the most romantic cities in the world.

Climb Arc de Triomphe

Recently I was very fortunate to get an invitation to stay at the luxury Balmoral Hotel in the very center of Paris. So whole weekend I was luxuriating in this gorgeous city. I started my exploration from the Arc de Triomphe and strolled down to the Champs-Élysées that led to another world-famous place - the Louvre.

Beautiful Eiffel tower in Paris

You can see the Eiffel Tower almost from any place in Paris. Sometimes while wandering along the small charming streets of this fascinating city you will feel the need to see it – just raise your head and there it is. Majestic and gorgeous.

Selling different crap in Paris

While visiting any of the famous tourist attractions you will inevitably run into lots of people selling all kind of kickshaws. Sometimes it can become really annoying, so better not to pay attention at them and avoid starting conversation.

Huge lines to Louvre to see Monna Lisa

If you really want to visit Louvre and see the world famous Mona Lisa, remember that probably you will be not the only one. I couldn’t manage to find the end of the line, not to mention standing in it. It really seemed like half of China was standing in the line to the Louvre so I just didn’t bother. Paris has to offer so much more - just reach out and take it.

Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral

Only in 10 minutes walk from the Louvre there is one of the most popular places in Paris – magnificent Notre-Dame de Paris (Notre-Dame Cathedral). It is definitely worth visiting along with the Pont de l'Archevêché (Archbishop's Bridge) nearby.

Romantic Alexandre III bridge

On the bridge there are literally thousands of love padlocks down all its length on both sides, which makes you feel the strong romantic milieu of this city.

Selfie on Alexandre III bridge

I loved a view from the bridge.

antique vintage things in Paris

Down the Seine River there are many small green boxes that sell different antique things like old books, postcards, magazines from the 60-s or Moulin Rouge posters from the beginning of the 20th century. They are just awesome so make sure not to miss them.

Centre Georges Pompidou

One of the most extravagant and strange buildings of Paris is called the Pompidou Center - the public information library and the largest museum for modern art in Europe.

Modern street art in Paris

The place is really different from the rest of the city and it will be quite entertaining to visit it so don't forget to add it to your list.

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris

Another must visit place is the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris or Sacré-Cœur. It is located a little outside the center, even though I was able to reach it by foot. I recommend you to slow down walking through the district that surrounds it and enjoy the cute narrow streets with small cafes and shops where you can relish your cup of coffee with a macaroon.

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris or Sacré-Cœur

There are souvenirs just everywhere. If you want to bring something back from Paris look no further. This is the place where you’ll get everything you need.

Make sure you pop into one of those famous candy stores where you can try and buy real French macaroons. They are truly delicious and worth trying. If you haven't tried them yet - Paris is the place to start.

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart view, Paris panoramic view

But neither souvenirs nor even the Basilica itself is the reason to come here - it’s the view from it. Once you climb up - the whole Paris will be in front of you. The view is absolutely fabulous - 360 degree panorama for your observation.

Best place to watch Paris from above

I believe I could sit there all day long watching this marvelous city. And what will be your favorite place in Paris?

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I’ve been travelling ever since a was a child but my first large trip was at the age of 13 when I was sent to live for a couple months to London. This trip has changed me and ever since I just want to see more and more of our beautiful world. Every trip gives me new emotions, charge and strength to keep going further.

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