Posted by: steveonfilm | June 17, 2013

Paris

If you EVER have a chance to go to Paris DO IT.

I don’t care what you have to do to get there, but you MUST go.

It is truly one of the world’s great cities.

Keep writing,
-Steve

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  1. Hey Steve, Coincidentally, I just returned to the USA from my 1st time trip to Paris. Didn’t care for it myself. I admit a lot of the ancient architecture is cool, as is the tower, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, and the Louvre (Mona Lisa), but I also found the city crowded, noisy, dirty and polluted with exhaust fumes and cigarette smoke. Why did you like so much?

    • We rented an apartment for the week about 6 blocks from the Louvre and right by the Les Halles metro station. I just loved everything about Paris. The food. The metro. The RER. The cafe culture. The layout of the city. How walkable everything was. The Parks. The dogs. The markets. Even the people.

      I didn’t think it was any more congested than any other big city. And the noise was what I expected. Our apartment was on a pretty busy street, but I didn’t think the street noise was a problem. I also didn’t think the exhaust fumes were an issue either, but you might just be more sensitive to those things than I am.

      All in all, I just thought it was a great example of what a highly urbanized metropolis should be like. Great mass transit. Welcoming to bikes. The ability to walk most places. Entertainment abound. The smoking was annoying, but I can’t imagine it wasn’t basically the same thing here in the states more than 30 years ago.


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