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Aug 01, 2017 at 13:48

Muskaan Arora shares her experience of once-in-a-lifetime trip, to her dream city, Paris. It finally happened, my dream to go to paris and marvel at the beauty of the Eiffel tower, sit and enjoy a warm croissant in a vintage traditional cafe, came to life as we took our seats in the Boeing 777 Emirates, Delhi to Paris flight. Those 10 hours in the plane passed quickly, yet joyfully

As we landed, my senses were mystified with the smell of a new city, however, I was quite tired, we headed straight towards the hotel where we immediately found ourselves stretching and lazing over the comfy bed. Although, not long after my mum suggested why not see the global cultural icon of France- the Eiffel tower, and on the first day itself we were on top of France’s tallest building.

A wide smile came across my face as I glanced at this beautiful creation from the ground to the top, it was a moment of eternal joy. The view was unparalleled with the beautiful balance of trees and buildings.

Next morning, we hopped on the ‘hop on hop off’ bus, and viewed the marvellous city of Paris, as we crossed the enchanting Notre Dame church, and glanced at the local markets. Our first stop was at the world’s largest museum and one of France’s wonders, the exemplary Louvre.

As ever curious children, my parents bought me and my sister, the audio set, and we started exploring the most celebrated art work in the world.

We did see many world famous paintings including the Mona Lisa, Coronation of Napoleon, St. John the Baptist and many others. It was quite an exhilarating task to cover the museum.

Next morning, we hopped on the ‘hop on hop off’ bus, and viewed the marvellous city of Paris, as we crossed the enchanting Notre Dame church, and glanced at the local markets. Our first stop was at the world’s largest museum and one of France’s wonders, the exemplary Louvre. As ever curious children, my parents bought me and my sister, the audio set, and we started exploring the most celebrated art work in the world. We did see many world famous paintings including the Mona Lisa, Coronation of Napoleon, St. John the Baptist and many others. It was quite an exhilarating task to cover the museum.

The next stop was the 1.9 kms long boulevard Champs-Elysees, this street was a splendid sight, as its was surrounded by luxury boutiques and shops on either side, with the graceful presence of tall trees.

It ended at the Arc De Triomphe, which looked quite similar to India Gate. We had a quick bite to eat and got on with shopping, we picked up souvenirs and music boxes that still bring to life the city for me at a single glance.
The day that followed, we headed early morning to the Palace of Versailles – the palace of the once great Marie Antoinette.

As a history enthusiast, I made sure to add this to the itinerary. We visited Marie Antoinette’s estate, the Hall of Mirrors -where, I was quite charmed by the elegant architecture.

We even rented a boat to row in front of the garden estate, my father rowed with confidence as we tirelessly pushed the oar. We bought various tokens for remembrance sake – notebooks, pencils and guides to the palace.

The last day was one where all my childhood memories came to life as we visited Disneyland- Yes! the kingdom of magic. We witnessed all the parades whether it was Alice’s tea party, with the Mad Hatter, or Piglet and Pooh.

It brought to life all fairytales buried inside my memory- Cinderella and Belle brought a joy on my face, and it was quite a memorable last day. Our trip ended as we boarded our flight back to Delhi, yet, in my heart, this place is as alive as if I was there yesterday.

Muskan Arora

Student Reporter
November-2016

 

 

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