Last Updated on 2nd July 2017 by Sophie Nadeau
People seem to have a love-hate relationship with Paris. To many, it is either the most photogenic city in the world or the least! If you’ve spoken to me for all of 2 seconds, you’ll know that I’m definitely team LOVE Paris! So if you’re not sure whether you’re a Paris lover or Paris hater, here are 5 photos that will make you want to pack your bags and visit Paris. Like, yesterday!
The view from the Paris pantheon is simply breathtaking! If you’re looking for a view of Paris without too many crowds, then I can’t recommend a visit to the Paris Pantheon enough.
Being interred in the Paris Pantheon is one of the greatest honours that a French citizen can ever earn. It is here, in the Pantheon crypt, where you can find the likes of Marie Curie and Voltaire (spoiler alert: Voltaire wasn’t his real name!).
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Enjoying a picnic on Champ de Mars
French food doesn’t taste better anywhere in the world than it does in France. Fact. In fact French food alone may make you want to pack your bags and move to Paris! Think macarons, baguette, wine and even more sweets. If you like meat and cheese, then France is pretty much the place to go!
Champ de Mars (English translation Mars’ Field- i.e. as in the Roman god, Mars) is the place to head to if you want a truly French picnic experience. Think Eiffel Tower at sunset surrounded by your closest friends.
If you want to secure a spot on the grass in the Summer time, make sure to head to the park by around 7pm to ensure the best pick of picnic spots!
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Notre Dame at Sunset
Did I already mention that the low rooftops in Paris (there are very few skyscrapers in the city) mean that sunset is great from the majority of spots in the city? In fact, there is a law preventing skyscrapers being built meaning that it’s all the more surprising that Tour Montparnasse exists!
Head to one of the quays lining the Seine for sunset with a couple of glasses of wine for one of the most special sunsets you’ll ever experience.
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If you’re a history nerd, then pack your bags and visit Paris right now! Paris is home to the largest museum in the World: the Louvre. As the largest museum in the World, you’d be hard pressed to visit the Louvre and not find something you find interesting!
And if you don’t find the art interesting, then you’ll almost definitely find the architecture is worth a peek. The iconic glass pyramid (as seen in the film the Da Vinci Code) that dominates the centre of the main Louvre courtyard has almost become as iconic as the museum itself.
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Sunrise at Trocadéro
The final in the series of pack your bags and visit Paris is my favourite activity of all! So how do you see the Eiffel Tower without the crowds? Well, you get up before everyone else, of course! In the summer, this can mean setting your alarm for as early as 5AM… However, in the Winter, you can easily sleep in until 7AM and still catch the sun’s first rays.
If you’ve ever seen my Facebook feed, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of getting up before the crowds and taking some golden hour shots of the Iron Lady…
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