Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Military Parade, Fireworks at the Eiffel Tower and the Firemen's Balls- Le Quatorze Juillet/Bastille Day trifecta in Paris Guide

Every year on the 14th of July, Paris celebrates its biggest event on the French calendar - its national day "la fête nationale" commonly referred to as "le quatorze juillet" by Frenchies and "Bastille Day" by English speaking countries around the world. 

What does it commemorate?

Two things: 

1. The Storming of Bastille

Sunday, 10 July 2016

The BEST View of Paris - Tour de St Jacques

I'm in my fifth year of being in Paris and I can't believe it's only now that I have finally gotten around to visiting the Tour de Saint Jacques. This is a My Love for Paris MUST SEE, a much lesser known attraction admittedly because it has been closed for the majority of its 500 year old history. 

Offering one of the best views of Paris I have ever seen (and I've seen quite a few in my time here), the Tour de Saint Jacques will take your breath away with its 360 degree 54 metre high view of Paris. By the time you climb up the 300 steps, you will be oohing and ahhing at every single monument you can see.