“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast,” Ernest Hemmingway, A Moveable Feast
The streets glisten after a spell of midday rain. The lights of city reflect off the damp stone, and you feel as though you are walking through a dream. As the delicate intricacies of French wisp from the lips of each passersby, you can feel yourself falling in love with the city. Paris, with its romance and culture, whisks you up in its enchanting allure, and in your infatuation, you allow yourself to be swept away.
The City of Lights will amaze you with its astounding architecture, quaint cafes, mesmerizing museums, and gorgeous gardens. Featuring some of the most well known landmarks in the world, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre to the Notre Dame to the Tuileries Gardens, there is beauty in every turn of the city streets. Even select metro stations in Paris are adorned in art. The Louvre-Rivoli is reminiscent of the nearby Musée du Louvre; the Arts et Métiers is designed like brass-plated submarine, both make a trip on the subway anything but ordinary.
Dining in Paris is a culinary delight unlike any other. Dine at one of Ernest Hemmingway’s favorite haunts, Brasserie Lipp, or the intimate Le Relais de L’isle, where you will be cheerfully greeted by the owners and treated to a taste of French dining heaven. Wherever you choose, the food of Paris will leave you ruined for meals anywhere else in the world thereafter.
Autumn is the perfect time to travel to France. As the Paris air cools with fall, the scent of fresh brewed coffee and warm croissants wafts through the air outside street-side cafes, filling your senses. The charm of Paris ignites in the autumn air, and even a short stay in the city will leave these words upon your lips, “Paris, Je T’aime.”