Paris, it was a dream come true!
I knew it since we landed at the Beauvais Airport and quickly took a car to the City. There, while crossing over a long bridge, I’ve spotted it, long and tall behind a huge pile of concrete buildings, the Eiffel Tower. We knew we had to go there, and see it up close, but we were caught up to see other things. I remember the first thing we did after we arrived in Paris, was to visit the nearest big neighborhood from the Main Street. It was Montmartre, and the Sacre Coeur. “Sit here for a bit.This view looks nice”, I said to Tavi and took a short snap of him in front of the Sacre Coeur with the last ray of light. “Let’s go eat”, he said and we ate the best beer bourguignon we encountered so far. After racing the next day to see other great places we decided that nonetheless on the third day of our stay we will go and visit it. Said and done!
And so began our “Mon Paris”.
As many told you probably before, a trip to Paris is never complete without a trip to the Eiffel Tower. For this occasion I took my bottle of “Mon Paris” with us. Starting at the Galleries Lafayette at the terrace where private very uptown parties are held way into the light. From the top you can spot almost every inch of Paris and the Opera looks soooo big. Don’t forget to stop by for a coffee at “Cafe de la Paix”. If you go in the evenings you can hear what the is singing at the Opera that night.
Next stop, the Eiffel Tower.
We literally went by with the car, and the closer you get the more you realize how big this tower actually his. For a moment we were going with the car towards it, and it can be a bit frightening to look at from up close. On the other hand, there are these lovely fountain across the street that shoot water from canons. So amazing!
While waiting in line the sun was slowly setting but we made it. Two and a half of elevator rides and we were there. On top of the most prestige monuments of Paris. No wonder that even YSL used the Eiffel as a backdrop for their new fragrance “Mon Paris” during the sunset. You won’t a better time of day to enjoy the view from the top of the Eiffel since all the rooftops of the buildings are literally glowing from the sun that is setting slowly. As I said earlier I’ve had “Mon Paris” with me all day and not even the guard at the entrance didn’t feel bothered to understand why I had a perfume bottle with me. It was very French probably. We descended way after the night has fallen and while exploring the surroundings we saw the Eiffel being lit with many many small lights that we’re sparkling and later a big light started to rotate at the tower reminding me of a big lighthouse.
The same light guided us when we arrived later that week from Mont Saint Michel. This is the light that you should see every day.
This is “Mon Paris” and it has just started.