Paris, France: The City of Light

I will be honest with you and let you know that Paris is not one of my favourite places on Earth. Let me provide some more context: I had been living and studying in the south of France (Marseille) for a while before I ventured up north to Paris, and I do not think anything could have prepared me for the culture shock I experienced. From my experience in the South, I found the French people to be very warm, kind, helpful, and friendly; and the weather to be pleasant and beautiful. Let’s just say that I cannot say the same of my experience in Paris and, at the end of my visit, I was glad to return to Marseille.

Paris is beautiful! There are a variety of sights to see, places to visit, activities to do that you are bound to find options no matter what interests you. I know of many people who adore Paris, so I do not want to delve into the negative aspects I experienced (except you want me to; let me know in the comments section). I will let you form your own opinions. What I can share with you is some of the beauty of Paris through some pictures. Enjoy!

 

The Eiffel Tower at night

The Eiffel Tower at night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inverted pyramid at The Louvre museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arc de Triomphe at night

Arc de Triomphe at night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arc de Triomphe at night

Seine River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Conciergerie’s gates

La Conciergerie’s gates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The famous Mona Lisa

The famous Mona Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front of Notre Dame de Paris

Front of Notre Dame de Paris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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View of the Eiffel Tower from the first level of the Notre Dame Towers

View of the Eiffel Tower from the first level of the Notre Dame Towers

Some of the Notre Dame gargoyles (there are so many of them!)

Some of the Notre Dame gargoyles (there are so many of them!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A little creepy, right?!

A little creepy, right?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pont Neuf and the Seine River

Pont Neuf and the Seine River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sacre-Coeur du Montmartre

Sacre-Coeur du Montmartre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In spite of the experience I had, I am happy to have gotten the opportunity to visit Paris. A number of things may have contributed to my not-so-thrilling Parisian experience, so I would like to visit the city again and give it another chance. This time, with better planning, managed expectations, and fresh eyes.

 

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Chioma

Chioma is a growing Christian, lifelong student, traveler and explorer, avid reader, amateur writer and a budding runner.

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