Throughout many memorable experiences that was delivered throughout my adventure through Europe, we finally came to our final destination in Paris. Being my first visit to Paris, the moment that we could first see the Eiffel tower from our bus is a moment I will never forget. To see the structure romanticized by many throughout the world created a fluster of so many different emotions as the tower crept over the horizon. Of course, due to the photo above I did get to stand a bit closer.
I was greeted by my first day in Paris with a fabulous bus tour throughout the city. I was very eager throughout the whole trip to take a turn down the Champs Elysees which features my favorite structure in Paris, even more than the Eiffel, the Arc De Triomphe!
The Arc De Triomphe makes Washington Square Arch in New York bleak in comparison.
Once we finished navigating the streets of downtown Paris, we made our way out to Versailles. I felt as if I was looking at a painting when overlooking the Gardens of Versailles. You could spend a whole day strolling through the pathways that make up the gardens. It is simply divine.
I was already blown away from the gardens, which was before entering the palace itself. I was eager to walk down the hall of mirrors which looks untouched by the photo above, but out of frame was a crowd taking selfies in the mirrors. I can’t lie, I took one as well.
After visiting Versailles, we made our way back into town to visit Montparnasse tower, which overlooks all of Paris. Being above the city magnified the winding, tight European streets.
Navigating the Metro was an interesting experience, but each station looked different, like it’s own personal touch.
My Parisian dream ended with an evening at the Eiffel tower. I was lucky enough to be in the tower itself when it’s iconic light show. I completely recommend visiting in the late evening so you can see it during the day and it’s transition into night time. Nonetheless, I felt magical when walking the streets of Paris making this trip unforgettable. I cannot wait to return.