I rented an apartment in the neighborhood named Buttes Chaumont about 25 minutes from City of Paris. This lovely mixed family neighborhood was full of life and I loved to sit down in small cafes and watch people when they pass by on the street. Parisians just love to spend time outside (specially in summer when it’s nice and hot) and enjoy family dinners in local restaurants.
Cafes open early and people usually stop there for morning coffee before heading to work.
There is a lot of traffic in the streets.
A Chef has a little break..😎
Next day I got up early and took a bus to the city. It cost only € 1.50 from the place where I stayed. I could take a metro also, it was same price but I wanted to see it all when I was in Paris, not spending time under ground.
After spending a whole day in the Opera House I decided to walk across the street to the Royal Cafe for a cup of coffee and French pastries.
Paris is always very crowded.
This picture was taken from the Arc De Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris and was designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806
You can see people on the top of the building...
You can climb to the top of the the monument. There is a gift shop and lots of historical facts at the top... The views from the top are worth the climb!
My last visit in this trip was the Louvre Museum in Paris. Here you can find master pieces of sculptures, art and paintings.
The love story between Psyche and Cupid – yes, the little, winged boy with the love arrows, but grown up – is one of the great classical romances, capable of pulling at the heart strings of classists and normal folk alike. This statue by Antonio Canova, one of the last of the era-defining Italians, captures the most poignant moment of the story with immense tenderness. Despite the fact that Canova, who was a favorite of Napoleon, coaxed the two characters from cold marble, the work pulses with both romance and intense eroticism. It also demonstrates a surprisingly pleasant way to kiss someone.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is a painting that hardly needs an introduction and you definitely should see that when you visit In Paris. I waited 30 minutes to get this close to get a picture.
The Venus de Milo
Along with the Mona Lisa and Michelangelo’s David, this is probably the most recognized piece of art in the world.
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