Hey everyone, how are you? Do you feel new year mood and started new things already or do you live in last year memories like me? I can’t forget one of my best trips and I didn’t have enough time to talk about it before, so for this time I want to share my impression about several must see places in Paris. In four days we’ve managed to visit most of them and the best thing about it was the free entrance to the museums for EU citizens under 26 years age. If you are turning 27 soon, you better hurry up and visit this beautiful place. Paris is an expensive city, at least for me, so if you want to save, here is a perfect option, I was really surprised about that. So the only places that we paid for the entrance were Eiffel tour 14,5 € per person (you get a discount if you are under 25 years old, normal price is 17€) and a boat ride in the river of Seine, 15 € each. So how cool is that?
I really liked the museum of Louvre, both from the inside and outside. It’s literally huge, you need to spend a lot of time if you want to find all the art pieces that are there. We used an audio guide to find the most important ones, without that I wouldn’t have an idea where Mona Lisa is haha. And there we found a crowd of people taking pictures. All other places were calm and peaceful. People were studying or drawing in some places, maybe trying to get some inspiration from the historical and most influential works of art.
Eiffel tower is definitely a cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. Everyone knows it. At first, I felt strange about it, like nothing very special, seems like you know it already and seen it everywhere in your past. But when you look at it more closely, you see the tower, which is very unique. We wanted to see the tower when the sun rises, so we got up early and saw the beautiful view. It was dark to take pictures, but it wasn’t the most important thing then. I was staring at it whenever I could and felt very special walking around it. And every hour when it’s dark it starts shimmering for a couple of minutes. Then you just stop and stare. And if you go there, you must go to the top, I really liked the way it is constructed inside and the view on a sunny day is just beautiful. We were above the clouds! And even though on one side the fog was over the whole city the other was very clear. How strange. And the last thing I want to say, if you go in winter, make sure you are wearing warm clothes, it’s windy there.
Palace of Versaille, very very fancy and royal. You walk there and think did people really live like that? You go back to these days and realise how different everything is now. And all the walls are decorated with marble or covered with velvet. Every room had different ornaments and colours. Just enjoy the pictures and feel like walking in a palace. Actually, I used to know history very well, but when time goes by my memory fades away too haha. I had to google almost everything before or after visiting one or another place and only then I remembered something. Shame on me haha.
Here was only a little piece of everything I saw there. There might be one more and final post about Paris, not sure yet. Maybe it’s too much already? Tell me if you want to know more, and if you’ve been in these places already, tell me your opinion about them.
With love, Viarmo