Can you guess where your two jaded romantics are going this summer? Yep, we are going to the French capital – the city that redefines the idea of romance – Paris!
We have been nursing a desire to take a trip to our favorite continent, Europe, since a year now! So, we have finally booked a wee apartment for ourselves and are all set to explore the cliche as well as hidden places in Paris.
It’s about time to take the romantic jaunt to la belle Paris! And goes without saying, “We are excited”.
By far what we can make out from the touristy pictures and of course, our Bollywood flicks, Paris looks quite crisp and clean. It has consistently picturesque architecture and that makes for the perfect excuse to steal a kiss or two, I think! 😉
We are so enthused about exploring the winding back streets and avenues as the artistic vibrancy reflects in each and every corner of the city.
What to Do in Paris?
Of course, we cannot wait to visit and see what the city has to offer. As far as our research goes, we have pretty much sorted our itinerary and I am sure we’ll even uncover more places when we finally get to set our foot on that magical fairyland. So, it’s not just going to be about Eiffel Tower but a lot more. 😉
For now, the things which we are pretty excited about are these:
1. Sitting and watching the world drift by
It’s rather simple to romanticize Paris. And we have a plan. We are going to sit in a park with a bottle of champagne, cheeses, and breads, and just watch the world go by!
We could really use your help here; if you know of some great picnic spots in Paris, barring the Eiffel one, do mention in the comments section. 🙂
2. Capturing all the architectural beauties in our lens
The first thing that springs to mind with the very mention of Paris is indeed ‘The Eiffel Tower’. So a mandatory visit to the Eiffel, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum and Champs-Élysées has been set onto the list of places to visit in Paris. We just wish to view the monuments in their glory without being heckled by dozens of people.
3. Walking through the gorgeous alleys!
A walking tour around Paris means lots of exploration, lots of food tasting, and lots of fun! We have also decided to walk through the famous catacombs i.e. the underground ossuary filled with remains of nearly six million people.
Given my love for horror stories and the paranormal, I think this shouldn’t be avoided at any cost! Now that’s going to be something, right!
4. Trying French Cuisine
I have heard one of the best things to do in Paris is experiencing their dining etiquette.
There are bakeries and cafes by the dozens which might leave the first-time visitors a little overwhelmed and baffled at the same time. But the absolute must-try have to be crumbly croissants and crepes. Satiating our taste buds with the Parisian delights is going to be on top of the list.
5. Driving around Paris
We are particularly excited about renting a car in Paris and exploring the picturesque city. It is easiest to pick out the character and charm of a place when you are driving around.
For now, we have booked our airport transfers with an acclaimed company, Top Paris Transfer Service Company. We were drawn to it because we read some amazing reviews about their transfer services and how courteous their staff is. So why not!
That’s it. We are all set to unravel the magic of this Magnifique city!
Planning for Paris is keeping us busy these days but what about you? Where are you spending your holiday this summer? We would love to know your plans! 🙂
Picture Credits: Deepti Vashisht Shukla
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