I've been sitting here with a delicious cup of cappuccino trying to think of something original to say about Paris, but I've come to the conclusion that there simply is no other way to describe this enchanting city without sounding like a total cliché. For me, Paris was everything and more! There is reason as to why it's called the "city of love." Sure, it is the destination for newlyweds to lose themselves in their romance and yes, French is considered the "language of love", but simply strolling along the Seine River with a drink in hand or just walking aimlessly through the countless small streets, you can't help but become smitten with the city. I would say one of my favorite things I did while in Paris was people watching while sitting outside at a cafe in Saint Michel. There is so much we tend to look over because we're too busy with our own agendas, but once you slow down and just take everything in, you'll be surprised at all the little wonders. I didn't have enough time to go into the Lourve when I visited during the day, but I was able to get the typical Lourve picture and also see it at night as well to see the light fixture, a red neon lightning bolt, by Claude Lévêque. And of course, I cannot forget to mention La Tour Eiffel! While I did not go see it during the day, I made up for it a million times over by visiting it at night with a few friends from Paris. The Eiffel Tower was just beautiful. I think I stood staring up at it with a giddy smile on my face for a good minute..I was that much in awe!
I did end up being able to see all the main attractions in Paris during my stay, but that was partially because I was driven around at night to see them all! Personally, a weekend trip for my first time in Paris was not enough. No matter. It is just more reason to return to the city that stole my heart.