Paris has always been one of the few places that I have always dreamed of visiting. Since the opportunity arose, I was able to fulfill one of my dreams. The city was bigger than I originally thought that it would be. My brothers and I stayed in a house that we found on AirBNB. Although we got lost a couple of times, it was worth it. The most expensive part of this trip was catching the train everywhere we wanted to explore. Although we had a rental, we did not want to drive in this city because traffic was crazy. I believe we stayed in Paris for two days. In those two days, we visited main tourist attractions and learned about each one. Fortunately, I got to see a lot of Paris, but there is still so much I haven’t seen. Perhaps I will go back one day…
There is a lot of traffic throughout Paris, and these are very popular. I saw more vespas and motorcycles than I saw cars.
Quick funny story: To get to the top, I had to climb up numerous steps. I asked my older brother if there was a quicker route to get to the top, but he said, “NO!” Once we reached the top, I was short of breath. I took a seat to gather myself up and with the corner of my eye, I see an elevator door opening…
This picture was taken near the top of the Eiffel Tower. This is definitely one of my favorite shots that I have. Can you spot the water fountains?
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris. In order to be buried here, you must follow strict rules and must be placed on a waiting list. This picture was taken inside one of the buildings.
The Arc de Triomphe is definitely another famous monument in Paris. It honors the soldiers that lost their lives in the Napoleonic and Revolutionary Wars.
Quick Story: Before I took this picture, there was a car accident right behind me.
Notre Dame is a historic Catholic cathedral that is known for it’s French Gothic architecture. It is one of the most famous cathedrals in the world.
Cimetière du Père-Lachaiseis is notable for being the first garden cemetery, as well as the first municipal cemetery. There are many famous people that are buried here.
As I was strolling on a busy street of Paris, I ran into what appeared to be a farmer’s market!
I was very fortunate to share this experience with both of my brothers.
This picture was taken near the top of the Eiffel Tower. The body of water is the Seine River.
The train stations were definitely full of color.
The detail was amazing. As soon as I walked in, I was mesmerized.
When I travel, a lot of people always say, “If you can drive in LA, you can drive anywhere.” I believe the correct phrase is, “If you can drive in Paris, you can drive anywhere.”
The Louvre is a landmark and it is one of the largest museums. Due to time restraints, I was unable to explore the actual museum, but I did spend some quality time around it.
The Eiffel Tower is made of iron. It is the tallest monument in Paris. It is one of the most recognized structures in the world. I felt really small looking up at it.
A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city.
The Basilique du Sacré-Cœur is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to the sacred heart of Jesus.
There were many talented artists throughout Paris. This was definitely one of my favorite locations that we stumbled upon.
While I was in Paris, I was able to travel throughout the city by train. It was awesome!