We are the sort of travellers that don’t have to visit everything that can be visited. Especially the churches that all kind of look the same we usually skip. With the Palais Garnier, we were unsure whether or not to go see it. From the outside, it isn’t all that spectacular and after all, it is just an opera.
Paris - capital of France! City of Love, City of Romance!
A city trip to Paris brings the tourist to a quirky, life-affirming city that never seems to sleep.
Paris is expensive, this realisation hit us time and again. But there is still a ton to do in Paris without you having to whip out the wallet all the time.
An evening walk brought us to Canal Saint-Martin and Basin de la Villette. This area is a popular place to meet after work for Parisians when the weather is nice.
This is a question we asked ourselves before we came to Paris. The view from the Eiffel Tower is grand, that much we know, but so are the wait times to get up there.
Tradition is nice, especially when it can stand its ground against modern media. One can still find them even today, the traditional booksellers along the Seine in Paris.
The embankment of the river Seine is very inviting for a walk on a hot day in Paris. As the opportunity presented itself we used it and strolled from Île de la Cité to the Eiffel Tower and back on the other side of the river.