Have you been following along with my visits to Paris? After decades of dreaming about visiting, I have now been able to visit a few times!
A Different Kind of Visit
This latest time, instead of being alone, I was in my beloved city with my love.
I can’t wait to share the story angles we worked out. It involved exploring iconic Paris. While usually, I shy away from cliches in any city, it felt right this time. For Danté who had never been to Paris and was experiencing it all for the first time. It was a true joy to see his face light up in wonder the same way mine did two years ago during my first trip to France.
It was refreshing and reinvigorating for someone who travels for a living and didn’t even realize how many small things had simply become almost commonplace. Even in a city I loved. It was like watching a movie set in Paris. Like seeing a character’s first glimpse of La Tour Eiffel, as in ‘Midnight in Paris‘ perhaps, but BETTER!!
Our gorgeous apartment in Paris
was right across from a patisserie and boulangerie. I shopped there every day for still-warm-from-the-oven croissants. The lovely Paris light, which I’ve never seen duplicated anywhere else, made the white walls seem warmer and the space like a nurturing cocoon. It had the perfect kitchen for two and a dining table that begged to be used. So we obliged. And cooked often. Simple meals with ingredients from the local market. When we go back to the French capital, we plan on looking at the variety of accommodation options that are available – especially some of the stunning aparthotels in Paris.
Two years ago, I didn’t think Paris could get better, but now I see how living in an apartment in Paris in a local arrondissement away from the centre; exploring the city with someone you love, may just be the *only* way to do Paris properly!
Much more to come…