To be honest, I didn’t expect to like Paris. It’s never been a city that called to me, I’d never longed to climb the Eiffel Tower or stroll along the Seine.
I decided to visit on a whim, after perusing Skyscanner and stumbling across cheap flights in November. I knew the food would be phenomenal, and that was reason enough to visit – whether I connected with the city or not.
Maybe it’s because my expectations were so low, but I loved Paris. I turned into another camera-wielding, starry-eyed tourist walking through the city, my mouth agape, audibly squealing at the sight of the Eiffel Tower.
The City of Light unexpectedly made a lasting impression on me, and I think back on my weekend there with wistful nostalgia. I have so many photos of Paris (the city is ridiculously photogenic), but I thought I’d start with a few highlights as seen through my Instagram.
Have you been to Paris? Have you ever fallen in love with a city unexpectedly?