Summer Lovin’ in Paris: Discovering the City of Light in the Height of the Season

The European summer is in full swing and my friend and I have been non-stop jet-setting since her arrival from the U.S. We hit up all the tourist spots in Paris and even braved the rain. We woke up early every day to make the most of our time in this amazing city, and we even took on the challenge of climbing the Eiffel Tower. Who needs jetlag when you’re in one of the most beautiful cities in the world?

We walked around a lot. I really liked the streets around the Notre Dame cathedral. It was just so charming, with cute little street corners, lovely shops, and cozy cafes that made me want to stay forever. I had such a wonderful time exploring every nook and cranny, taking in all the sights and sounds around me. The area had such a warm and inviting atmosphere that I couldn’t help but feel right at home. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to take a leisurely walk around the Notre Dame cathedral, and I guarantee you’ll fall in love with the friendly ambiance and beautiful surroundings.


I did my research before heading to the Louvre, determined to find the room where the Mona Lisa was displayed. And once I got there, I had my eye on the prize. Pushing through the crowds, I made my way to the front of the line in just a matter of minutes, and there she was, the most famous painting in the world. It was an incredible feeling, and I was absolutely elated!

Seeing the Mona Lisa was the highlight of my trip to Paris. I missed it the first time round therefore, I was more than excited to finally see it.

Picture this: You’re standing in the heart of Paris, the city of love and lights. The air is crisp and the sun is shining. You look up and see the iconic Eiffel Tower towering above you. Your heart starts to race as you contemplate your next move. Will you take the elevator all the way to the top without stopping at the second floor, or will you opt for a more leisurely ascent, stopping along the way to take in the stunning views from the second floor and maybe grab a coffee or a bite to eat at one of the cozy cafes or restaurants?

Whichever option you choose, you’re in for an experience of a lifetime. At the top of the Eiffel Tower, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the city, stretching out as far as the eye can see. And if you’re a history buff, you’ll appreciate the mini historical information plaques that are scattered throughout the second floor.

But wait, it gets even better! If you’re a student under 26 years old, you can take advantage of the discount ticket and save some extra cash for a romantic dinner in one of the city’s many fine restaurants.

So what are you waiting for? Come to Paris and climb the Eiffel Tower. The views alone are worth it.

Paris in the rain, a sight to behold! The city of lights takes on a different charm when the droplets of rain fall from the sky, glistening in the early morning light. And let’s be honest, when you come to Paris, rain is just a part of the experience. But with a trusty umbrella in hand, there’s no need to let a little bit of rain dampen your spirits.

We embraced the rain and woke up early every morning to take advantage of our time in this magical city. And when I say early, I mean we were up with the birds, rising at the crack of dawn to start our day with a delicious breakfast at one of the many charming cafes that line the cobblestone streets.

Sure, traveling can be tough, but that’s what makes it an adventure! It’s all about taking the good with the bad and making the most of every moment. And trust me, in Paris, every moment is worth savoring, rain or shine.

My little trooper C was a happy bee to be in Paris, a destination that she has wanted to cross off her list. Check.

Montmarte neighborhood was right around the corner from our airbnb apartment. It was also just around the corner from this charming area filled with quaint cafes and unique shops that you just have to explore. And, let me tell you, we hit the jackpot when we had dinner at the divine Le Jardin d’en France. The food was so exquisite! The drizzle from the rain couldn’t put a damper on our spirits, especially after a few sips of our bold red wine.

But the real magic happened after dinner when we set off to experience the City of Light at night. Paris at night is like nothing else in the world, with the twinkling lights creating a mesmerizing spectacle that’s truly awe-inspiring. We were on a mission to show C the best view of Paris, so we made our way to the iconic Eiffel Tower, and boy, did it deliver! The light show was nothing short of spectacular, and we were absolutely spellbound. It was the perfect ending to a perfect night, and one that we will remember forever. If you want to experience the true magic of Paris, head over to Montmartre, and be sure to catch the Eiffel Tower light show at night. You won’t regret it!

On our last day, we spent the remaining time we had at the Saint-Chapelle. The glass panes we saw were incredible and the room felt all surreal. There’s an entrance fee of 10 euros, although, I suggest seeing it if you are in town.

Paris was an absolute dream come true! It exceeded all of our expectations and left us completely and utterly enchanted. We made the most of every second, and every step we took felt like an adventure in this romantic and vibrant city. We were on a mission to soak up as much of the culture and beauty as we could, and let me tell you, nothing could slow us down, not even those countless flights of stairs we climbed or those endless walks we took. Rain or shine, we were determined to experience all that Paris had to offer, and we were not disappointed. As we bid adieu to this stunning city, I know without a doubt that this will not be the last time we will be back. Paris has captured our hearts, and we’re already counting down the days until we can return to its captivating streets once again. Au revoir for now, Paris, we’ll be seeing you soon!


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