It's known as the city of love, but that is not the only reason to visit Paris. And frankly, visiting Paris, solo, can be a lot of fun. Seriously, I have never travelled to Paris with another person, and I have never left the city thinking "Ugh, that sucked". Where do YOU go when you're in Paris? Here's my Paris itinerary.
Will my love affair with Paris - or France for that matter - ever wain? As I travel, I find myself looking for places to stop. Places where I can go beyond being a tourist. I look for areas that are quiet, full of character, and off the tourist track. Don’t get me wrong, I love to be social, and party from time to time, but I want more. I want a connection to where I am.
When I close my eyes, I see Paris. I was walking through the gardens behind the Musée du Louvre at dusk. As I reached the edge of the gardens I spotted the Eiffel Tower in the distance. I stood there, staring, wondering how far away it really was. I waited for the traffic to slow down, then crossed the round-a-bout and started walking towards the Eiffel Tower.