Welcome to Paris, the city told, loved and photographed, the city of artists and lovers, the city that at every street corner, square, boulevard tells us something about himself and his story, his dreams, his triumphs , its tragedies.
“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then for the rest of your life wherever you go, Paris will be with you”.
The phrase comes from Hemingway, one of many writers, artists, intellectuals who loved Paris and that has helped fuel a myth that no signs of wear and that makes Paris what it is.
Why Paris is not only the capital of France. Paris is a world and a lifestyle, a utopia, an ideal.
What to see in Paris
In Paris you must go and return several times, each time getting more and more in tune with the big city.
Things to do and see are probably not so many that would take a lifetime.
Visit the Louvre as it should require at least a week, so you need only to see the most famous of its monuments, its museums and its symbols: the Eiffel Tower, the Pompidou Centre, Notre Dame, the Latin Quarter, Montmartre, the Champs Elysees, the Musee d’Orsay.
What to do in Paris
In Paris you can go out to eat for lunch and dinner every day of the year without ever returning to the same restaurant and trying the best of all the cuisines of France and the world.
You can go to the movies 300 times without going in the same room, you can see every day a new exhibition of painting or photography. But above all we must not take Paris by the desire to see everything. Let’s leave something for next time.
In Paris it’s nice to get to browse the shops in the Marais and Saint Germain in libraries, in local cinema and theaters, bistros and jazz clubs.
Walking among the stalls and go to flea markets, cross the bridges over the Seine and watch the tourists who make the photographs. And then, out from the center of Paris and explore multi-ethnic and popular. Paris by day lives, but has a unique charm at night, for its crowded neighborhoods until dawn, at its premises and in its nightclubs.
In Paris you walk all day and when you’re tired you take refuge in a cafe or sitting on a bench. And slowly we enter into the city, we understand that Paris does not belong only to France, we understand that Paris is a state of mind.
And that’s when Paris becomes familiar to us with a euphoric feeling of nostalgia, as happened to Hemingway and Picasso, as happens every day to so many people who care for the immortal city.