I’m pretty familiar with Paris. I’ve visited, admired and even lived there briefly. The one time of year still unknown to me though was Paris during the Christmas holiday season, an experience I finally fulfilled this week. We started the day with a culinary tour of Paris through Context Travel, an extraordinary tour company that offers interesting and intelligent walking tours in cities around the world. After three hours we not only tasted a lot, but we learned a lot as well. We then walked the full length of the Champs Elysees not just for the high end stores, but also for the Christmas market located in the shadow of the Place de la Concorde. We finished the day by admiring the Eiffel Tower at night, an electric experience, and sampling yet more food at the nearby Christmas market in front of the Trocadero. As always, I was sad as we left Paris but thrilled for yet another opportunity to spend time with my urban soul-mate.
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