Paris is known for being one of the most romantic and exciting cities in the world. And it’s not just because of the streets and buildings. They say that those magic streets where people live their lives at speed, just like in films, books and their dreams. Well, let’s try to find these streets for ourselves. Yes, let’s do it. Here you go:
1. avenue du robie- (The avenues of robbie) This one is for you if you don’t mind the cameras. Me and my friend found out that this street is the perfect one for you because it has the lovely narrow alleys that you always need to find in good pictures. You will find yourself in the middle of everything, on the traffic jam or on a tiny little side street, with tons of stuff for sale. Some of my friends even bought something (for example an umbrella because they found the most beautiful one there). And you have to take a look at the shutters; they are stylish and different from each other, something you’ll definitely notice.
So, how do you find it? It’s very simple. When you see a shutter that’s half open, that means that there’s a street party going on and that you should probably not follow that street. So, in order to fully enjoy your Parisian holiday, stay away from the places the tour guides go.
2. Orsay- (The Main) This one is super obvious. Get subwayed on the metro. Say good bye to Paris’ left bank. You’ll find yourself in the ring of the Orsay Café, an old classic café (with onion rolls) in a classic square in the centre of the city. Look pleasing and intelligent. While you enjoy the delicious aroma of the chicory-scented air of the restaurant, watch out for the thieves. They are quite brave though: tidy, tidy and clean everything.
3. Latin Quarter- (Le Quartier de la Ponche)- consists of several little quarters in the city, each with its own character. In Noirmont, you’ll find yourself in the perfect place to enjoy great Parisian cuisine on the outdoor terrace of a bars & restaurants. Just imagine: paper lanterns in autumn, the scents of fruit and flowers, the sounds of little shopkeepers haggling with each other over prices… and of course, the wonderful smells of Paris.
4. Saint Germain des Pres- This old Parisian district has been famous for centuries because of its antiques, especially fig trees. The narrow streets seem to be made for each other, no wonder a medieval structure has kept on its unique place in this city for centuries.
5. Bastille- This city was once known as the city of splendours. But even when fire and sword were at the disposal of tyrants, Bastille remained a royal fortress. It’s been transformed into the stunning place of Notre Dame de Paris, but still retains its old regal feeling.
6. Louvre- regarded as the museum of mankind in Paris, the Louvre is without a doubt the iconic essence of the city. Pupils rushing in all directions, the unforgettable feeling of an ownership of this place. And of course, the pyramid with the head of Medusa.
7. Eiffel Tower- built in 1889 as the entrance to the World’s Fair, the Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s tallest attractions. It wasutive for the inventor of the hour, Gustave Eiffel and today it’s considered as an emblem of the city.
8. La Defense- glimpse the world’s most famous windows. The La Defense is an iron lattice tower in the Paris. The tower was built to celebrate the end of the French Revolution.
9. Arc de Triomphe- it was build in 1976, but still carries a lot of character. The arches are in memory of the thousands of lives (men, women and children) who were lost in the Franco-Prussian War.
10. Moulin Rouge- the life of the mad King Georges Opportunuss. Also known as the God’s Own Country, many choose to visit places associated to the king in order to better understand the rule of the country.
The 10 most visited places in Paris are as follows:
1) Eiffel Tower- built in 1889, it symbolizes Paris.
2) Champs-Elysées- dance floor and restaurant.
3) Louvre- known as the museum of man.
4) Notre Dame Cathedral- built in the year 1808, it has characteristics of being both aobaçu (French for wine) and musemosa (a reference to sculpture).
5) Marais- one of the most traditional suburbs of Paris.