Edit: Posted edited with photos on Mar. 27*
A beautiful city filled with romance, fantastic food and copious amounts of tourists, Paris is probably on all of our to see lists. Although exquisite, Paris is considerably expensive, keeping in mind the 27 million visitors (data from Wiki) from around the world who visit the travel destination.
You’ll find absurdly overpriced food closer to the Eiffel Tower, as well as an array of men selling cheap eiffel tower trinkets apparently made out of brass. It appears that the city understands it is renowned for it’s romance, so many are keen to profit off of it (at least for 5-10 euros for a bronze statue!).
The museums in Paris are also not cheap, although there are day passes available for those brave enough to face the long tourist lines even in “off peak” season (September-April). As a person who went in November, I found it striking how SO many people were waiting in line at the Louvre, which apparently gets over 8.5-8.10 MILLION people a YEAR (thanks wiki)! That’s a lot of people waiting in line and a lot of people paying 20+ euros to get a peak at some of the most fantastic art in the world.
So… is Paris worth it due to its hefty price tag?
Well yes… I mean it’s beautiful, the people were actually friendly (although most don’t tolerate you hacking french in front of them) and the food is actually pretty good. Living there is probably another thing though….but a little trip to the city of love is definitely a recommended journey.
Here’s a few photos from my last trip….. I spent less than 24 hours in Paris walking from Notre Dame to Moulin Rouge and everything in between!