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December 2nd 2012
Published: December 2nd 2012
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Some neatly shaped buildings
Ahh, Paris. The city of romance. Of berets, croissants, and expensive bottled water. And, of course, the Eiffel Tower, also known in French as "la Tour Eiffel".

I can honestly say that Paris really is all that it's cracked up to be. It's simply breathtaking. The way that the Seine River flows through the city with all of the old buildings on either side. And the petit cafes spread throughout. Not to mention the French accents that you just can't get away from, but who would want to anyway? It's a beautiful language.

I had the privilege to visit many of Paris' classic tourist sites: Le Louvre, la Tour Eiffel, Notre Dame, la Bastille, l'Opera de Paris and the Arc de Triomphe, none of which disappointed me. I will take the time to write a blog on some of these fantastic sights.

As I roamed the busy streets of Paris, I wondered to myself, what could be better than walking through Paris during the day? Well, Paris at night, of course. The way the Eiffel Tower is lit up, and all of the boutiques and shops strung with lights. The reflection of those lights off the river, and
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A super cute and trendy car
the moonlight beaming down really brings out the romantic aspect of it all.

I'm quite the shopper, so spending time in Paris was heaven sent. They have all of the brand names you could possible imagine: Gucci, Prada, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, etc. I treated myself to a new Swatch watch which I wear daily with pride because it's just so elegant and pretty. Yes, Paris heavily damaged my bank account, but it was certainly worth it.

Of the three days I spent in Paris, there were street performers entertaining the tourists almost every hour. Whether it was dancing, singing, or playing a lovestruck tune on the guitar, it was all raw talent. The best part was their ability to involve the crowd, pulling in little kids to dance with them. How cute.

One of my favourite parts of the whole Paris experience was seeing the Love Bridge. This is a bridge crossing over the Seine River, chained full of locks. The story behind it is that when a couple visits Paris, they bring a lock and key with them. They put the lock on one of the chain links, turn the key, and throw the key into
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A glimpse of the city's beauty
the river. It symbolizes the locking of love, and loving that person forever and eternity. When I visited, I didn't have a significant other to do this with, but the idea of it really brings my heart aflutter.

So, if you plan on travelling to France, don't be stupid... spend some time in Paris.

I rate this experience 5/5 stars!

Visit some of my other entries to hear about the Paris monuments!

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