Oh…quelle joie d’avoir visite Paris, une de mes joyeuses experiences que je n’oublierai jamais (correction)
Oh…quel joie d’être avoir visite Paris…un de mes joyeuse memoirs et experiences que je vais jamais oublier.
Back in 2015, me, my mother and sister booked our two-way flight to Paris to visit my uncle/Godfather who suffered from a coma a month prior. He had recovered, thankfully, but as his baby sister, my mother strongly needed to see my uncle, especially after 5 long years of separation.
We booked our flight for July 13th, 2015 and after spending 8 hours in the air, we arrived in France the next day, July 14th at around 1:30 PM. To our surprise, July 14th happened to be France’s
Independence Day National Day known as la fête nationale or simply Le 14 Juillet (July 14th). As soon as we arrived to the house, we spent all of 15 minutes greeting a few family members and friends before heading back out to a park where Bastille Day the Natioanl Day Celebration was taking place. The park was packed with people gathered to watch the famous fireworks of Bastille Day July 14th. I watched in amazement as the fireworks went on for hours displaying many different designs to make the celebration enjoyable. As the fireworks grew more creative, the cheers grew right along with it.
Satisfied with my first day in Paris, I still felt eager to see more. So much more.
A couple of days later, the family which included my uncle and cousins, travelled with us to see the famous Eiffel Tower (tour Eiffel). Indeed the tower lived up to its reputation, truly a sight to see. I lost count of how many pictures I took of the tower. The tower does include a tour to the top by stairs or elevator which I did not have the chance to experience. But, I look forward to that experience the next time I visit France.
Then of course, we stopped by The Louvre Museum which house the famous Mona Lisa. Again, I did not get the chance to visit inside of the museum but I look forward to thoroughly exploring the museum on my next visit.
Overall, France provides a sense of calmness and carefree attitude which we do not find here in NYC. Everything moved at a slower pace which in turn made the people look less stressed compared to NYC.
I certainly plan to visit again and explore all of the rich culture the country has to offer.
Au revoir Paris…until next time!