Many people dream of proposing to the love of their life by the Eiffel tower and honeymooning in Paris but is Paris Idyllic?
Around the World: Jemima shares her experience in Paris plus 5 places you must visit in the city of love
Paris is a tourist's dream city, but how dreamy is it?
I went on Quora to find out what residents and visitors had to say about how good or bad Paris is.
The good people of Quora did not have so many good things to say about the city. They complained that the city is filthier than they would have expected.
Another thing some Quora tourists did not like about Paris was the stealing and the pickpocketing.
I decided to ask Jemima, a Nigerian who has been to Paris about her experience in Paris - the city of love.
“I personally liked Paris. I mean I don’t remember too much cause it was a while back, way before covid, but it was good for me. The scenery is really pretty, and we went to see the Eiffel Tower and the padlock bridge.”
You have to know some French to navigate the city.
“I mean there was the language barrier though because a lot of them just speak only French and only a little speak English and many of them that do speak English struggle a bit.”
Jemima did not experience any racism but it is a popularly held belief that Parisians are racists.
“Maybe because I was only there for a short period I didn’t experience anything bad like racism or something like that. And their environment to is pretty clean.”
She agrees that the city is romantic.
“It’s definitely a couple's destination kind of place but I went with my family. I would love to go there with my husband when I get married.”
The countryside of Paris is rustic and beautiful. If you are spending one or two nights, you might not get to experience its bad side plus, there are a ton of historical monuments you should visit.
1. Eiffel Tower
There is the famed Eiffel Tower. You can climb the Eiffel Tower built by Gustave Eiffel to have a fantastic view of the city.
2. Louvre museum
You can also visit the Louvre museum The Louvre museum is one of the most visited museums in the world; the entire museum is in a Louvre, which was originally a 12th-century fortress.
3. Palace of Versailles
Another exciting place to visit is the Palace of Versailles If you ever wanted to visit a palace then the Château de Versailles should be your first.
It is a large estate built in the 17th century with so many gardens and floors you will feel like a member of the royal family.
4. Arc of Triumph
But a trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to Arc of Triumph, commissioned by Napoleon with inscriptions of war generals and just down the street are the world's most luxurious fashion houses like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and so on.
5. The Pont des Arts (Padlock bridge)
Cementing the city as a place of love is the padlock bridge also called The Pont des Arts. Tourists write their names or initials on padlocks, lock them in the bridge’s railings and throw the keys in the Seine River.
Paris is a blend of the good and the bad but if you are focused on the good, you will have a great time.
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