Paris…the city of love, where the Eiffel Tower, Edith Piaf and French champagne are synonymous with this romantic destination. I don’t claim to be an expert on Love or L’amour, but it seems to me, that we seem to be searching for greater meaning when it comes to this topic. When in Paris, you cannot escape this feeling.
I had just turned 21 on my first trip to Paris, I was feeling very grown-up. I was travelling with three girlfriends, leaving my “serious” boyfriend at home. I think it’s safe to say, we were all looking for an adventure. Paris was everything I expected and more, with its beautiful architecture, cafes ( just like the ones I imagined in the movies) and the French language that sounded very sexy, it was all so intoxicating. Paris seduced me and I couldn’t get enough. I would be anyone’s if they wanted me…and we’ll leave it at that.
Fast forward many years later, travelling to Paris with my husband would be an entirely different experience. We filled our days visiting all the sights, eating and drinking our way through fabulous restaurants and bottles of wine. I loved our trips to Paris but I still had that yearning for that hopelessly romantic moment. I’m not sure what I was expecting? What is it about Paris, the “Je n’sais quoi” that makes us all…me, Paris obsessed?
For those of you who share my passion for Paris, leaving a piece of you behind is a great way of continuing your affection for the city or confirming your love with that special someone. Love locks on the “Pont des Arts,” where thousands flock to leave their locks. If this doesn’t scream I love you, then I don’t know what does. Sadly though, this tradition is soon coming to an end. The weight of love has literally jeopardized the infrastructure of the bridge. Who knew all that love could damage bridges? But! The next best thing, the love wall in Montmartre, a mural featuring “I Love You” written 1,000 times in over 300 languages. Make sure you to take a romantic selfie-and soak up l’amour.