Roaming around Paris on a beautiful night
I spent one week in Paris this past May during what was an uncharacteristically wet month. On my last night in Paris, I decided to do a walking tour of the city with Hidden Paris (www.hiddenparis.fr), a lovely up-and-coming tour group started by four very lovely young and vibrant women (I've met three of the four, so I would assume the fourth is also quite nice!). As luck would have it, I was the only person signed up for that evening (it was a Sunday). Nevertheless, my wonderful guide, Servane, and I set off on what turned out to be a fantastic walk around the Notre Dame/Ile de la Cite area of Paris. Servane shared some wonderful, interesting and quirky stories about Paris that you wouldn't get from your typical tour guide and time things absolutely perfectly so that we would end up on the Pont des Arts at 10pm, when the sun was setting and the Eiffel Tower was twinkling in the background. While en route to the bridge, I snapped this picture, which turned out to be one of my favourites from the trip.
By Chrissy S.