If you have been following my blog, you may remember from one of my past flashback posts I made an amazing friend when backpacking in 2006. Luis just so happened to live in Paris, so when he invited me for the weekend the only thing standing in my way was a 14 hour night train from Vienna. So I boarded the train and made my way back to Paris. I will never forget arriving back in the train station and thinking what an amazing opportunity I was going to have to visit the city yet again. I had to check out some of my favourite places from my trip 9 years earlier.
View of the Eiffel Tower from the River Seine
I was blessed with amazing weather!
Many people don't know about Pére Lachaise Cemetery, and because I was hanging out with a local, Luis insisted on showing me this attraction. I was a little hesitant about visiting a cemetery, but honestly it was really cool to wander around. A lot of famous people are buried at Pére Lachaise including: Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, and Frédéric Chopin.
Certain Friday's entrance to Louvre museum is free. This is my absolute most favourite museum in the world! The pictures below argue my case:
Gustavo and Luis being ridiculous
On Sunday morning we decided to take a train outside of the city to check out the gardens at the Palace of Versailles. As you can see from the pictures it had been a long weekend so we had to sport our shades all day!
Versailles was just as grand and beautiful as I remembered it. I loved the fountains, gardens, and especially the Orangery.
Can anyone really argue with Paris being the most romantic city in the world? I hope you all had a great valentine's week! Sending you love from across the pond.
Until next time, I'll see you on the internet