Posted by: MazRoc
Posted: 4th Sep 2012
My fiancée at the time & I planned our first big trip to France in 2008. It was a long journey, although Singapore airlines took great care of us. Making sure we were well fed and comfortable at all times.
We arrived in Paris very early in the morning and after settling into our hotel in Montmarte we went for a little walk to Sacre Couer, a big Catherdral in Paris. Inside the Catherdral was a peaceful nature, with the high preist preaching his daily prayers. The view from up there was breathtaking. You could see all of Paris.
The smell of the Boulangerie (bakeries), filled the Paris streets. And we were lucky to have arrived at the end of May, when there weren't many tourists and the weather was just perfect, like a beautiful spring day.
We took the metro to The Lourve, where Mona Lisa was hanging around to see us. After squeezing ourselves between a school excursion, we finally got to take a photo with her.
We did some of the touristy things like visiting the Notre Dame (another catherdral), took a relaxing stroll by the river Seine. Learning the history as we go.
The Parisian painters stopping us along the way to paint or sketch us. The gelato stands were filled with the young and old. The restaurants buzzing in and out of people.
When we arrived at my favourite monument of all, the Eiffle Tower. I knew we had to go all the way to the top.
My fiancée told me to feel Paris from up there. When I turned around, my fiancée had gotten on one knee and was holding out a small box. With tears of joy in his eyes he asked me to marry him. Tourists from different countries were all there to witness our joy & excitement. Camera's had stopped flashing at the monuments and we took the spotlight.
We took the TGV, a very fast express train to the south of France, where all of my fiancée's family lives.
We soaked up the sun at Cannes beach, living life like the rich & famous.
We went back there again in 2009 with some of my close families & got married in the south of France. It was an amazing experiance, showing my family all the places we've visted in Paris and the south of France. We went back again this year introducing our 18 month old to all his french families. It was a great experiance and now it's our second home, so hopefully we'll be visiting there every chance we get. Reply