Our first trip to Paris was a first time there for both of us, we were there for almost a month and we got engaged there. As you can imagine we didn’t have high expectations going there a second time. We knew we’d enjoy it but we didn’t think it would compare to our initial visit. But one thing we underestimated about Paris is its ability to keep on impressing. If you’ve seen a section of Paris you think you’ve seen it all but it’s such a wonderfully surprising place that there is never enough to satisfy you.
We strolled through Bastille, one of our favourite suburbs, stopping off at Le Baron Rouge for €2 bottles of wine better than any we’ve tasted. We wandered the streets soaking up the beautiful details we had forgotten and remembering the character of Paris that is so unique. Whether it’s too young boys picking flowers in the park, a cluster of graffiti at the peak of an 18th century church or a woefully romantic couple swooning by the Seine; walking Paris’ streets is like reading a novel and the sequel did not disappoint.
French National Day was our final night and as we sat in the Champ de Mars, surrounded by friends watching the fireworks burst from the Eiffel Tower I had proposed to Keira under; we both knew we would never grow tired of the city of lights.