One evening my husband announced that we were going away the next morning. At the departure gate people gathered for two flights: Birmingham and Paris. And then of course I knew.

We arrived in Montmartre and started exploring its cobbled streets. I looked over the Parisienne roofs, thinking about Lautrec and other artists who walked the same paths.

Around sunset I spotted the Eiffel Tower on the horizon. The skies were cloudy and reflected the sun in shades of the palest peach and pink. I looked at the view for a long time wanting to memorize it forever.

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Heading the french capital? You can find +24  fun things to do in Paris, collected by us. Rollerblading, boat party, and pizza picnic – enjoy!