The Paris You Didn’t Know of!

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Ravi Goel

‘Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman’. -John Berger

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The quote itself defines Paris to have best of both worlds. It has this distinctive quality to pacify anybody who visits Paris with the hope of experiencing exuberance and bliss at the same time in the city of lights. In Paris, love is all that air has. The milieu created by the azure breeze and twinkling Eiffel has the power to unleash the lover within you who was buried deep inside. Albeit, people have circumscribed themselves from other pleasures the city has to offer which keeps them from soaking every glistening drop which holds the essence of Paname.

Paris is someplace beyond all the ecstasy in the world. A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life. If you start taking out time for other fetching contrivances, museums & art galleries are the first thing you won’t miss. The Louvre, a behemoth of a museum flaunts huge glass galleries that will leave you astounded by its sterling architecture and the gems it beholds which include Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and Egyptian mummies. Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art. It has so much more to offer to all the art lovers luring for different feasts for their eyes.

The Palais Garnier, also called the ‘wedding cake’ entertains the most sophisticated crowd with the world’s best ballet and occasional opera. The building is an ode to lap of luxury as it gleams with rolled gold and the finest marble.You didn’t make it all if you didn’t bid at Drouot, Paris’ main auction house. Not as overawing as it seems, it’s lot of fun even if you don’t fancy spending. You don’t have to sign beforehand and you can always sit and twitch you nose or worry about sneezing!

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After boosting your artist inside, food is the next stop. C’est delicieux! Paris is a home to one of the most gourmet cooks in the world and as suggested by the experts, anything becomes more scrumptious when served with a glass of wine. Start with wine tasting at Baron Rouge. Drinking the oh-so-awesome wine at the zinc bar might make your trip a little bit tipsy. Splurging at a good restaurant will never feel better especially when it serves the likes of Salvador Dali and Romy Schneider. Lasserre is one posh eatery draped with opulent tapestries and carpeting which gives a feeling of a la-di-da private house! The classism shows on platter with exquisite delicacies like roasted duckling in Rouennaise sauce, Dublin Bay prawns etc. Last but not the least, you cannot miss the cafes littered all over Paris. They are the beacons of the cultural quirks the city holds.

After all this, if you still have spare time to kill, what can be better than shopping in France? Browse the best book stores in the city to gratify the craving of all the art and literature, go niche bread shopping, enjoy spa treatments, go window shopping at Montaigne Market, shop for wedge and stilettos and visit Kitsune concept store. Apart from this, you can always get

down on streets to play ping-pong and boules along the Canal de l’Ourcq, cycle on the streets, enjoy a picnic in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont and after all the hubbub is settled down, you can stand below the Eiffel Tower and kiss at midnight! But, Paris is so much beyond that, don’t you think?

Written by Ravi Goel