Paris Step by Step: A Romantic Weekend in the 1st

Paris still holds sway over the romantic. I was invited to the wedding of a giggling couple who flew in, dined on the Champs Elysses, proposed on a bateau mouche, and were now sipping champagne before the Eiffel Tower (flashing its illuminations every hour). And this wasn’t even spring – it was midwinter

Paris is a beautiful city, its Haussmann architecture has survived the years and prevented the kind of development which created post-war modernity around the world, at a cost. Chic Parisians appreciate their midtown: boulevards and avenues, high culture, and good food.  The traffic may be a nightmare, there may be political unrest, but for le weekend, join them.

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