72 Hours In Paris
Elegant, historic, sophisticated, cultured, stylish, romantic and memorable are all words that spring to mind when I think about Paris.
Paris’ highest hill- top village, known as Montmartre, is famously celebrated for artists and painters, showcasing their work in the square of Place du Tertre. Considered as the heart of Montmartre, the square can be reached by 270 steps at the side of Sacré-Cœur. Sacré-Cœur is a Roman Catholic church located on top of the Montmartre hill and a hike up to this majestic building offers a spectacular view of the entire city.
Bastille is a beautiful area to walk around and it is rich in history. The July Column is a monumental column located in the Place de la Bastille Square which commemorates the Revolution of 1830. On my recent visit to Paris I had breakfast at Café Marly, which is located at The Louvre – the world’s largest art museum. Café Marly is a contemporary brassiere and offers a stunning view of the Louvre pyramid (the modern glass entrance of the Louvre Museum.)
Buy a boat ticket for an unforgettable trip down the River Seine and stop off at all of Paris’ spectacular monuments from Notre Dame Cathedral to the Eiffel Tower. Notre Dame Cathedral is spectacular in its scale and design from a distance but its stunning exterior must be experienced up close. A trip to Paris would not be complete without a visit to Paris’ most iconic building – the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is even more magical at night with the lights twinkling every hour.
The Arc de Triomphe is the biggest arch in the world standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The Champs-Élysées is a sweeping, wide boulevard, which has no direct comparison anywhere else in the world. During my visit Paris fell nothing short of the cliché of the ‘the city of love’ and will forever hold an imprint on my heart.