Here we are back home again after two intense and exciting weeks in Paris. Having seen and experienced so much it’s almost difficult to decide where to start and where to end the telling. What was actually the best – most interesting – moments and sights?
Well, when all the impressions settle I think it’ll be the small and quite moments that stand out as the most valuable and long-lasting memories. I think of a great discussion while strolling along the riverside of Seine, a late afternoon break at a park bench behind Notre Dame or a cup of coffee served at a Braisserie by a young French waiter with just the balanced dose of charm, humour and efficiency that makes you feel welcomed. Or it could be the very sight – not of the Eiffel Tower and Arch de Triumph although it was very impressing – but of a slightly heavy Parisienne walking her tiny dog while wearing a perfect fancy dress and high heals. People in Paris are generally far more elegant dressed up than we are usually here in Århus and suburbs. And black seems to be the favourite colour even now it’s summer. However, we even observed this Paris chick lady running full speed to catch the bus, pet on leash, lipstick and high-heals in right position. What a sight – and do I have to mention, she got her bus of course!
So, my conclusion is that real highlights you can’t plan or read about in the tourist guide – they just occur!
When it comes to the best part from the tourist guide I’ll say Louvre without hesitation: Go there! Don’t expect to take the whole museum in one day – that’s impossible – pick a minor part. We choose to concentrate on the Denon wing with its Italian paintings (Leonardo Da Vinci´s Mona Lisa and more!) and at the ancient Greek and Roman sculptures. It was fantastic!