Why you should befriend a Parisian

Hi everyone!

The past two weeks have been an absolute blur of play rehearsals and classes, so I can’t report much from London. However, last weekend I managed to get away for a few days with my friend Grégoire to stay with his family in Paris.

I’ve been to Paris a few times before, but I’ve never had a Parisian show me around. I felt like I was doing it right this time – staying in a French apartment, gorging myself on croissants and bread and cheese and wine. And who can resist a good pastry?

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Not me. In between all the eating, we walked around the city, basking in sunlight. We avoided most of the tourist spots, but we did go up to Montmarte, one of the highest points of Paris from which you can see the city.

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Montmarte village is one of the older parts of the city, with artists, musicians, and French restaurants everywhere.

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It’s very quaint and traditional – definitely go if you’re in Paris!

At night we walked around the city, undisturbed by the hoards of people that are there during the day.

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Seeing the Eiffel Tower sparkle never does get old.

The highlight of the trip was going up the Arc de Triomphe, something which I’d never done before. If you’re a student, you get to go up for free! The walk up is a struggle but it’s worth it in the end. You can see the whole layout of the city…

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Champs-Élysées

Cue this music… www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAMuNfs89yE

We were pretty content. Even the Parisian who is not easily impressed.

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But the best part was the sunset. We just stood there in awe for however long it took for the sun to set.

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I’m not sure there’s anything that could top that sunset.

Every time I go to Paris, I uncover something new just when I thought I had seen everything.

Til next time,

Veronika

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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