- By John
- On Nov 12, 2018
- Travel Tips
Paris is a feeling. I get chills thinking about it. You can’t not be romantic about Paris. I know, because I dragged Michael there for my birthday this past January. It was freezing, I was wearing a mini dress, it started to rain… I didn’t care. Paris just sweeps me up in it’s magical entanglements. I think it fits the bill for almost any kind of traveler.
Things to See in Paris
Take in the Latin Quarter
A historic area near the Notre Dame, the Latin Quarter is filled with tiny, winding streets that turn at weird angles to open into little cafe-lined squares. There are a lot of bars here and it’s very popular with students at night.
Visit Sainte Chapelle
This is my favorite church in Paris. I find this Gothic church to be far more beautiful than the nearby Notre-Dame. It’s tiny, but the (mostly) original interior and stained glass and décor are exquisite, and one of the few remaining examples of original stained glass in the world. There’s usually a long line to get in but museum pass holders can skip it.
Mémorial de la Shoah
The Mémorial de la Shoah (the Holocaust Museum) is one of the most detailed Holocaust museums I’ve seen. It’s a sobering place to spend time and a stark reminder of the horrors of our recent past.
Walk amongst the tombstones
The Pere-Lachaise Graveyard is Paris’ most famous cemetery. It’s a peaceful and hauntingly-beautiful area worth exploring. If you look closely you’ll be able to spot the graves of a handful of famous people (Jim Morrison, Chopin, and Oscar Wilde are all buried here.)