Paris is a difficult city for tourists to conquer; the famous sights, museums, shops, restaurants and gardens are seemingly endless. Even if you had enough time to do everything mentioned in a traveler’s guide, you still wouldn’t see everything.
You can’t capture Paris in one visit or summarize its mystique in a few pictures. But, for what its worth, here are fourteen ways to remember this fantastic city.
14 Incredible True Shots of Paris
1. The Memorable Skyline
Celebrated by vintage postcards everywhere.
2. Art, Food, Fashion
And any other topic tyrannized by connoisseurs.
3. Beautiful Baked Goods
Like macarons served with tiny cups of coffee.
4. The Eiffel Tower
A sure place to find tourists, overpriced food, and immigrants selling key chains.
5. And Long Lines.
6. The Classy Metro Signs.
7. Parisian Dogs Everywhere
8. Parks, Fountains, and Fashionably-Dressed Children.
9. The Remarkable Silence of Early Mornings
Parisians evidently prefer the evening.
10. Accident-Prone Traffic Circles
Most notably, the Arc de Triomphe: “the only place in Paris where the accidents are not judged. No matter what the circumstances, insurance companies split the costs fifty-fifty. In Paris, a good driver gets only scratches, not dents.” [Rick Steves’ Europe]
11. The Champs-Élysées
Crowded at all times except in the early morning. (Of course.)
12. The Surprising Number of Elderly People Walking About
The men play chess and pétanque in the park almost every day.
13. The Parisian Pastime of People-Watching
With midday wine and/or coffee.
14. Kissing Couples
They’re as common as the dogs.
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