Bonjour Eiffel, We are Coming – Prepping for Paris!

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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”.

Expectations

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.

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So kitschy and cute!

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. 🙂

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Flower-laden streets!

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.

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Louvre by the night

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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13 Comments

  • Reply leah June 20, 2017 at 2:04 am

    Paris is so beautiful with it’s famous landmarks and romance that encases the entire city. I was just there last month for only a few days, but I already miss it… and the pastries! lol. Have so much fun! It truly is a visit city.

    • Reply admin June 21, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Really, that makes us want to prepone our trip. #cantwait 🙂

  • Reply Pericles Rosa June 20, 2017 at 9:18 am

    It’s really nice that you’re going to Paris guys!!
    Last time I was there was in 2014.
    If you have a chance visit Places des Vosges cuz is really nice. As the all Les Marrais neighbourhood.
    Bisou bisou

    • Reply admin June 20, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Of course, we will, Pericles! 🙂
      Thanks for your suggestions. 🙂

  • Reply Megan June 23, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Love, love, LOVE Paris. It’s a big city, so it’s not always as crisp and clean as you’ve seen in movies, so don’t let that surprise you! But it’s not nearly as bad as other cities I’ve been to. And I love the plan to sit in a park with your champagne and cheese and watch the world go by. 🙂 My hubby and I spent one afternoon in Le Jardin du Luxembourg, and it was a beautiful, peaceful, restful time. We just read books and sipped coffee we got at a little cafe there. Ahhh… that’s a good memory!

    • Reply admin June 30, 2017 at 6:24 am

      Hey Megan, that sounds so cool – the idea of spending time in Le Jardin du Luxembourg. Of course, we haven’t set our expectations extremely high regarding the way the city looks. But yeah, it’s kind of a happy feeling to be able to make it to the city we’ve heard about umpteen times from so many people. As is famous, “It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”

  • Reply Wanderlust Vegans June 24, 2017 at 3:04 am

    We hope you guys have a wonderful time in Paris. It looks like an amazing city. We didn’t make it there on our European adventure, but we hope to get there one day!

  • Reply Anna June 24, 2017 at 5:29 am

    hope you both will enjoy Paris to the best. I also liked Montmarte for sunsets and little live band.
    Keep exploring 🙂

  • Reply Mohit Anand June 25, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Waiting for your next post with your experience about paris trip! 🙂

    • Reply admin June 30, 2017 at 6:25 am

      Well, stay tuned! We’ll have the post ready once we are back from Paris. 😉
      Till then you can read about our Andaman experiences!

  • Reply Iza Abao June 25, 2017 at 7:06 am

    I think we have pretty similar things to do and see if I were to go to Paris too. Have you read about the Paris Greeters? They are volunteers who are keen to be tour guides and will show you around Paris. I just read about them recently. I would love to get in touch with them because they are locals who know the best places in Paris.

  • Reply Bruce June 25, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I love the stuff you’ve planned for yourselves. Sounds very much like a trip I would plan for myself and my wife …. maybe I should 🙂

  • Reply Ling Ge June 28, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    You’ll have a lot of fun in Paris. There’s just too much to do and we’ve been there twice already! We took a break from big city destinations and just finished our trip in Banff, Canada!

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