Paris je t’aime

“Sitting there, alone in a foreign country, far from my job and everyone I know, a feeling came over me. It was like remembering something I’d never known before or had always been waiting for, but I didn’t know what. Maybe it was something I’d forgotten or something I’ve been missing all my life. All I can say is that I felt, at the same time, joy and sadness. But not too much sadness, because I felt alive. Yes, alive. That was the moment I fell in love with Paris. And I felt Paris fall in love with me.” – Paris je t’aime (2006)

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Hidden places in Paris: Floral City

IMG_3462To add to your ‘hidden places in Paris’- list: Floral City / La Cité Florale. In my opinion just as idyllic and picturesque as Rue Cremieux, just not that popular (yet). It’s a residential area with pastel houses with beautiful flower gardens and where the streets are named after flowers, like: Rue des Iris. You’ll have a feeling that you’re not in the centre of Paris anymore, but somewhere in the French countryside. It’s an utterly charming and romantic ‘village’. I love it. P.s. Don’t forget to listen carefully to the lovely silence right in the middle of energetic Paris.