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The Best Monuments in Paris

Paris is my favorite city in the world. I love the sensational architecture, stunning monuments, fabulous culture and endless restaurants and outdoor cafes. I spent six months living in The City of Light in my early twenties as a university student studying abroad and have been to Paris several times ever since. Somehow, her grandeur never fades nor her ability to completely blow me away like no place else.

The history of Paris utterly intrigues me and can be found everywhere along her streets. Β Each turn around a corner reminds you of Paris’ magnificent past and each monument marks a particular moment in time that made Paris who she is today: A vibrant, beautiful city that never seems to sleep.

Last April, I was back in Paris on a trip with my mother and sister, and I had the opportunity to capture many updatedΒ photos of this phenomenal place. Here are some of my favorite monuments that will always remind me of Paris.

The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

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The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

The Gargoyles on top On top The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

The Gargoyles on top The Notre Dame Cathedral

On top The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

On top The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

The view of Paris from on top The Notre Dame Cathedral

The Gargoyles on top On top The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

 The Louvre Paris

The Louvre

 The LouvreFountains in Paris

Avenue des Champs Elysees

Arc de Triomphe Paris

Arc de Triomphe Paris

Arc de Triomphe Paris

Eiffel Tour Paris

Eiffel Tour

Montmartre Paris

Steps leading up to Montmartre

Sacre Coeur Paris

Sacre Coeur

Hotel de Ville Paris

Hotel de Ville

Hotel de Ville Paris

I could go on forever photographing Paris! J’adore Paris! I hope to make it back to the City of Light soon.

This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument. To view more entries, click here.Β 

65 comments

  1. I must agree that there is no place like Paris. We lived there for a year in 1988/89 and there was no end to the wonders we would find. What beautiful city.
    Leslie

    • Yes, I miss Paris. It was such an amazing place to live at 21 years old! I was such a romantic carpe diem girl then! Well, still keeping the carpe diem but not 21 anymore! Darn!

      • Well we weren’t in our twenties when we were there and it was still magic. We’ll always have a hankering for Paris.
        Leslie

  2. France is the place I want to visit the most and your photos just made me want to go there even more. I love seeing photos like yours, all of the details contained in the buildings. I especially love the first photo you posted of the gargoyle, priceless expression!

    • Yes France is quite remarkable. I just love the architecture and you can never ever get bored exploring each and every unique picturesque street in Paris! πŸ™‚

  3. Paris is, indeed, a beautiful city and an architectural delight. No matter how many times you go, there is something new to see or at least see with a different eye.

    • yes so true. I could spend hours just walking around each day as there is always something new to see! I love Paris. Hope to go back someday for a longer time and practice my French!

  4. The steps leading to Montmartre were one of best moments during my visit to Paris. Some thoughtful sentences were written on the older buildings I clearly remember

  5. Ah those views! The memories they bring me. It has been 11 years since I was there, I would love to go back and see how it has changed and how it hasn’t changed.

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