Being our first time in Paris, we saw and did just about everything the typical visitor would. However, some things were more rewarding than others, things I would do again in a heart beat upon my second time around. I’m especially a sucker when it comes to photogenic places, and a beautiful place that would work well in front of a lens (ahem, iPhone lens, that is), is essentially a guarantee I’d come back for me. Here are some snapshots of Paris that are worth visiting over and over again!
To Do: 3 ways to capture this beauty:
-Admire from the perimeter of road Place Charles de Gaulle
-Stand directly underneath it
-Climb to the top just before sunset
This must be one of the most beautiful bridges in the world!
To-do: Wander around the columned courtyard and read a paper near the fountain in the garden.
To-do: A must see. My favourite are the views from inside to the exterior of the Pyramide. I also loved the Medieval Moats located on the lower ground floor.
To-do: See what special exhibitions are going on (we were lucky enough to catch Jeff Koons!) Make sure to take in the view on the rooftop garden.
To-do: Skip the long elevator line during the day, and instead climb the hundreds of steps (gotta work off some of those French pastries, amiright?) at night to the first level. The view is spectacular and you’ll see firsthand why Paris is called “The City of Light.”
To-do: Simply stare in awe at architect Jean Nouvel’s innovative responsive metallic brise soleil façade. The façade system incorporates several hundred light sensitive diaphragms that regulate the amount of light that is allowed to enter the building, and alter according to sun conditions throughout the day.
To do: In wintertime there is an ice-skating rink directly in front of the Hotel. Year round, you can capture the beautiful Carousel.