In one of those je-ne-sais-quois moments we find ourselves nostalgically craving for Paris. It’s like missing chocolate or…or being homesick. Instead of trying to find the right words, we went to Paris in the springtime and fell in love with the city of lights again.
Sightseeing on the Seine
If you are lucky like us to receive a cruise on the Seine river as a present, then this paragraph is useless. 🙂 Otherwise, we still recommend booking a cruise on the Seine river, where you can immerse into the locals’ life for one hour, surprising picturesque moments.
On the Seine we got an utter grasp of the Parisian life, the one you see in movies and that songs sing about…couples having wine by the Seine, dancers dancing tango by the Seine, friends gossiping by the Seine, man and woman falling in love over a bottle of wine by the Seine, the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral… “Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?” …
The parks of Paris (Le Jardin du Palais-Royal & Parc de Sceaux)
The parks of Paris are oases to stroll around with the family and walk the cutest Frenchie (what we did), finish unfinished conversations and books, have a picnic, run and simply enjoy a breath of fresh air.
Le Jardin du Palais-Royal was an amazing surprise with its stunning arcades, flower filled lawns, pools and fountains and the “liquorice” black and white columns by Daniel Buren, also known as Les Deux Plateaux.
Where it is located: 2 place Colette 75001 Paris
Parc de Sceaux
With its perfectly cut grass, a chateau, scenic shaded paths, lake and plenty of well groomed trees, Parc de Sceaux is an amazing 81 hectares getaway.
Where it is located: 7km south of Paris (about 30 min from the city centre) at 92330 Sceaux