Paris is one of my favourite cities. Not because it is Paris and everybody loves Paris, but because I have a very personal and emotional attachment to it. Although Chris and I met in England, Paris is actually the city where our love story really began, but more on that later.


Notre Dame Cathedral – Photo by Diane Wong via 

The first time I went to Paris was as a teenager. It was love at first sight: the gorgeous buildings, the quirky tube signs, the eccentric Parisians, and the charming little bistros, I loved it all. Not only are there so many things to do in Paris, from the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, the Notre Dame, or the Moulin Rouge, but Paris is also full of history. Paris, especially the district of Montmartre, was home to many famous revolutionaries, writers, philosophers and artists, such as Picasso, Monet and Salvador Dali.

For a food lover like me Paris is also the perfect place for a culinary explosion. All those cheeses, the good wines, baguettes, croissants and fine pastries, really are reason enough alone why you should visit Paris. With over 70 Michelin Star restaurants, Paris is truly a foodie’s paradise.

Oh, and did I mention the many wonderful museums? There are over 150 museums in Paris, so the choice is endless. The Louvre which exhibits the most famous painting in the world – the Mona Lisa – is a museum that cannot be missed, despite the thousands of tourists that visit it every day. However, if crowds are not your thing then there is also a great Picasso Museum which is home to over 5,000 exhibited artworks, and more than 10,000 archived artworks of the great painter.

Paris put a spell on me and I knew I would return one day. Now comes the love story part, so get your tissues ready. So, once I left England again after that party Chris and I met at, we stayed in touch. A lot! After months of letter writing (remember those?) and endless phone calls we decided to meet up again somewhere in the middle between England and Germany, so we decided to meet in Paris. Chris booked us into one of the cutest hotels in Paris and as my train from Germany arrived a few hours later than Chris’ flight from England, we decided to meet at the Notre Dame cathedral and not at the hotel, as it wasn’t too far from the train station I was arriving at. Plus, there was just something so romantic about meeting at the Notre Dame cathedral. I had butterflies in my tummy throughout the entire train journey.

When I arrived at the cathedral I couldn’t see Chris at first, but after a few minutes I could see him from the distance. He was sitting on a bench, waiting for me with a bunch of flowers in his hand. I knew from that moment on that I would marry this man one day, and I eventually did…

Have you had a romantic experience in Paris? If so, tell me about it in the comments section.

About Tammyonthemove

Tammy & Chris are a couple hailing from Germany and England, meaning between them they are efficient and polite, but unable to talk about football. Find out why they stopped pushing pens around the British civil service to travel the world on their blog.

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