At last, I am in the beautiful city of Paris. The first excursion in Paris was a cruise along the Seine River to get acquainted with the lovely city. The biggest attraction in Paris is obviously the Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World’s Fair and has been a cultural symbol of France ever since. Initially, it was heavily criticized and was only suppose to be up for a few years ,however, its popularity grew and it remained standing as the tallest structure in Paris and most-visited paid monument.
I have always heard that the Statue of Liberty was a gift to the U.S and that there is another miniature version somewhere else but I never inquired about it. So I was not fully surprise to see the miniature version of the New York monument in France since the Statue of was actually a gift from France to the United States. The female represents the Roman Goddess of freedom, Libertas as the statue is a sign of freedom. It greeted immigrants who arrived by boat to America.
Paris is filled with plenty of beautiful bridges. Among the most popular are the Pont Alexandre III and the Pont des Arts. The most extravagant and beautiful is the Pont Alexandre III which leads to the royal palace. The Pont des Arts is internationally known for the love locks that the bridge.
One of the architectural wonders of France is the Notre Dame. The gothic styled Cathedral is very popular among tourists. (I will visit the Notre Dame later and do a separate post on that).
Paris is amazingly beautiful. The architecture, cleanliness, green space, monuments, food and the vibe of the city are all unbelievable. Words cannot express how beautiful it is. The Seine River cruise alone was beautiful and provided such great views of the city. I cannot wait to blog about the rest of my excursions in Paris!