But winter in Paris, when the weather is quite extreme, may be muddy, rainy, and annoying or surprising. Everything is possible… I experienced nice winter in Paris, but also a very bad one with e.g., lots of flight cancellations because it was snowing a bit and nobody was prepared for it…
I’ll show you in the following days, pictures from different places in France, representing different seasons. Of course, they are just examples; one day may be sunny, the next day may be dark and rainy; I’ll try to show you this better side. 😉
The famous Statue of Liberty can be found not only in New York; actually you can find its replica in many places around the world, but France is the one where you should really search for it.
-Well, France gave the Statue of Liberty to the USA. So in Paris, you can find a few smaller versions of this “French statue”. 🙂
A long time ago, I was reading that on the 1st of May people in France give to each others lily of the valley as a symbol of good luck (apparently in Belgium they have a similar tradition).
The white lily of the valley of a lovely scent is my favorite flower and since I was a little girl, I was dreaming to hold a bouquet of these flowers for my wedding (the dream came true 😉 ).
Anyway, when I heard about this tradition, I really wanted to spend 1st on May in France. Fortunately, I had a chance. 🙂 And it was a lovely day! 🙂 I was in Paris, and the lilies were sold in many places in the city what looked very beautiful. And almost everyone who was walking from the bakery with a bagette was holding also a small bouquet of lilies of the valley.
I wanted to go to Paris when I was a child. Later, when I had to travel many times to Paris, I wasn’t so excited any more. But, I found its charm and now I have my favorite places in Paris, and like to visit the city a lot.
So take a good pair of shoes and walk a lot, behave more like a local not like a tourist, eat some delicious foods and visit the Towers of Notre Dame.
And simply enjoy Paris! Don’t follow the crowds. 😉
Take it easy, it’s a nice city. 🙂