France – Winter

Alpe d’Huez, France

Winter in snowy French mountains can be lovely.

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…

France – Spring

Bordeaux, France

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. 😉

Today – spring – sunny with lots of flowers. 🙂

France – Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty, Paris, France

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.
Why?
-Well, France gave the Statue of Liberty to the USA. So in Paris, you can find a few smaller versions of this “French statue”. 🙂

France – 1st of May and Lily of the Valley

Paris, France

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.

France – Paris

Paris, France

Does everyone want to visit Paris?
-maybe…

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. 🙂