Week end in Paris
Last year, on 22nd July, I graduated in Economics. I received many presents, but the most beautiful present I received was from my boyfriend: a week end to Paris.My dream had always been to visit Paris since I was young. When I was 10 years old I studied French at school , I read Travel Books and I saw a lot of photos of Paris and its monuments. So I couldn’t miss that opportunity! I couldn’t wait to visit my favorite city.We left for Paris on 19th May and we stayed only three days. Not enough to visit all that we had planned!Before leaving Italy we very carefully planned our holiday. We arrived in Paris at 5 p.m. just in time to leave our suitcases in the Hotel and have dinner. The day after we got up early and had our first French breakfast with coffee, orange juice and croissants. Many croissants. During our stay in Paris, we visited the major attractions like, the Eiffel Tower, The Arc of Triomphe and Champs Elisée, the Louvre, Notre Dame, Spanish District Sacre Coeur de Paris.
Unfortunately we didn't manage to see the Royal Palace of Versailles because of the lack of time. What a shame.We enjoyed very much the French cuisine , we had croissants, crepes, omelets, escargots, foie gras, camembert, brie, and baguettes, but I must say that I prefer our Italian bread to the French baguettes The first monument that we saw was the Eiffel Tower. It is incredible seeing how tall the tower is , and once you reach the top the view is just breathtaking. Once we reached the top, something unusual happened. My boyfriend disappeared.
He trowed himself from the tower, I thought! After a few minutes he reappeared with a Red Rose and a gift. It was another present for me: a beautiful ring. Wow.
The first thing that crossed my mind was “does he want to marry me??.. I’m not ready for that!!” False alarm.. It was a very romantic present. I never expected it! On the second day of our tour we went to the Louvre to visit the most famous painting in the world: Mona Lisa, which was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci during the renaissance in Italy. The portrait was taken by Leonardo from Italy to France in 1516 when King François I invited the painter to work for him. There are two big mysteries behind the Mona Lisa: her identity and her smile. Lots of studies think she is Lisa Gherardini, Francesco Giocondo’s wife, others think she is Da Vinci’s mother. There are some speculations about her identity but the most shocking one is that the Mona Lisa may not be a woman but she may be a Da Vinci self-portrait.Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world that I wanted to visit, but I only had three days so and I couldn't visit the whole city of course There are still many places I would like to see. I would like to go to Versailles Palace, see a show at the Moulin Rouge Theater, go to Euro Disney. So I think I’ll return to Paris very soon.