Every morning in Paris with my wife is every poem I’ve ever read come to life.
With every visit to Paris, it always feels as if there is even more to discover — whether it be the sights, the cuisine, or even, would you believe, the weather! This was our third trip to the eternally beautiful city of Paris, yet it was our first time seeing the cobble stoned roads and open views of the monuments during days that weren’t quite so sunny! 🙂
They say that there is no city more beautiful in the rain than Paris, and for some unexplainable reason, it was always Allison’s and my vision to see the city during its morning mist; imagine seeing the great Eiffel Tower, something that take’s people’s breaths away, be gradually blanketed by the clouds…ah, that moment was more magical than one could ever write about.
Another detail that my wondrous wife adores about this city are the rooftops! Whilst that may sound like a rather overlooked choice of details to appreciate, I must admit that there is something quite magical about being as high as the Parisian rooftops, on the balconies whilst the city’s lights twinkle from the apartments one by one.
After long hours of exploring, we cuddled up in our little bathrobes at Hotel La Lanterne and stood out on our balcony–the cutest, private balcony which poked out from the hotel’s own little Parisian rooftop, just holding one another. Across the hotel was an apartment complex. We could see their windows from our balcony, and whenever a light would go out in one room, another window would light up right away. It was almost like an amusing game of tag between the French and their neighbours! And without even trying, we were blessed with an endearing glimpse of the Parisienne’s life at home at night. We could see a sweet, old couple having dinner in their plant-speckled kitchen (which might as well have been a greenhouse!), a young, artistic looking man losing himself in the world of the book he was reading up in his loft, and a middle-aged couple, looking so happy in love, sharing a cigarette on their balcony. We breathed in the crisp air of one of the most poetic cities in the world, and then headed to bed.
The following morning was brisk! We had shared the best night’s sleep and put on one of our most favourite French tunes, “Le Temps de l’Amour!” We headed straight back to our balcony and shared a delicious breakfast and marvelled at the beautifully quaint and quiet Parisian streets below us. The sky was cloudy, our tummies were filled with croissants and fresh coffee, and suddenly, a few droplets of rain began to greet us, “Bonjour!” We were in Paris yet again, and every single moment was a brand new opportunity for adventure! And thank you so much to the delightful team at Hotel La Lanterne for hosting us! We had the loveliest stay. 🙂
For us, Paris has become a city where we feel like we can call it home. There aren’t many places in the world where the rain becomes not a nuisance, but instead, a reason to go for a walk. And there aren’t many better places to share a baguette and fresh mango smoothie at the break of dawn than just outside the Louvre! 😉
Paris, we can’t truly explain what it is, but you are something made of magic.