Why Paris Is Always A Good Idea

Just the name of the city, Paris is romance, adventure and novelty.

Paris gargoyle

I was 13 the first time I went to Paris and I spent the entire weekend feeling like I was walking through a glamorous movie. Since returning after that first visit, I’ve grown to realize that the city has much more to offer than the notorious destinations, but if you’re a first-timer to the city of lights, you have to hit up the classics.

Paris skyline sacre coeur
PHOTO Scott Monroe


Paris sacre coeur
PHOTO Scott Monroe

Although spending a day walking along the Champs Elysées and watching the sun set from the top of the Eiffel Tower may seem cliché, it’s a cliché you should experience. I have been to Paris multiple times, but I have yet to visit without a walk along the Seine ending at the Notre Dame cathedral.

Paris always has something new to explore. I could spend a week in the Louvre and never see a majority of the museum. Every time I go to this city I find a different trendy street and there are still dozens of restaurants I am dying to try. I spent the majority of my last visit tasting my way through the city: L’As du Falafel (for the best falafel you will ever taste), Angelina’s (for some mind blowing hot chocolate) and Ladurée (for their world-famous macaroons and extravagant shop) were some of the highlights.

Paris metro map
PHOTO Scott Monroe


Paris notre dame
PHOTO Scott Monroe

I love to experience new places. I will usually pick a new destination over one I have visited before and I get a thrill whenever I set foot in a new country or city. But a trip to Paris, for the first time or the tenth, never disappoints. Paris truly is always a good idea.

Paris le Seine
PHOTO Scott Monroe

Lizzy Monroe

Originally from Eugene, OR, Lizzy graduated from Stanford University. She's a coffee & street market enthusiast, her travel style involves planning ahead but never hesitating to improvise. Her favorite country is South Africa, she never travels without her Swiss Army Knife - mostly because of the hidden pen, tweezers and corkscrew.

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