Travel Tuesday | Paris

For this week’s Travel Tuesday, we’re going to Paris…
Paris’s seductive charms are legendary, and for good reason. Inviting sidewalk cafes, gleaming boutiques, world-class museums, and a fabled restaurant scene make Paris the runway model of cities—beautiful, fashionable, confident, and inspiring envy at every turn.
Paris has been a beacon of culture for centuries. As a world capital of art, fashion, food, literature, and ideas, it stands as a symbol of all the fine things human civilization can offer. The City of Light draws 42 millions visitors every year, making it the most visited city in all the world.
While the magic of Paris has been well documented, you’ll never quite understand it until you experience the grand boulevards, outdoor cafes and twinkling street lamps firsthand. Filled with important art, luxurious hotels, unrivaled shopping and outstanding restaurants, Paris attracts foodies, fashionistas, art connoisseurs and everyone in between. The City of Light is divided into 20 numbered arrondissements (aka neighborhoods) and most visitors stick to the first 10, nearest the city’s center.
The center of Paris is only a couple of miles wide, and the rewards for taking to the streets on foot include world-class window shopping, observing flirtatious exchanges in sidewalk cafés, and walking off that extra croissant.
Once you’ve seen the must-visit tourist spots — Mona Lisa’s smile at the Louvre, the view from the Eiffel Tower, the giant bells of Notre Dame Cathedral — settle in to a busy corner café to take in some world-class people watching. Shop major Parisian brands like Louis Vuitton and Cartier along the Champs-Élysées (shaun-zay–lee-zay)and duck into a traditional brasserie for favorites like pâté en croute and guinea hen.
Lovers will find Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the world — at night, dimly lit narrow cobblestone streets beg for hand-holding and stolen displays of affection.
So come experience Paris, not only the city of light… but the city of love.
That’s it for now, I’m Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, join me next week for another travel tuesday.