When is the best time to visit Paris? Now! And this is my universal answer for this question for every season, every month, and every day!
Paris is one of those magical places in the world where there is no such thing as a specific traveling season. You love it in spring as much as in summer, autumn, and winter. Even the cold season is relatively mild for us. It’s rare for the temperature outside to drop below zero. Even if it does happen, there are lots of attractions and little warm cafes serving delicious hot drinks.
Almost every day you can hear at least two foreign languages while walking on the main streets. It gets stronger on the weekends. Ladies are dropping in to the capitol of fashion for quick shopping. Men are observing the street life of Paris through the windows of cafes and sipping coffee. You don’t need to wait until vacation or any other excuse to travel here. On the streets of Paris the number of tourists is usually the same. Some people come for a short vacation and fall in love with the city so much that they decide to stay here for longer. That’s no surprise to me! It’s pretty common for artists as well. As I wrote in one of the previous posts: there’s no other place on earth that attracts as many people from the world of culture and art. Of course, the French are very proud of it too. In the end they cannot complain of the artistic achievements of their country.
„If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then whenever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast” Ernest Hemingway wrote in „Moveable Feast”. He came to Paris in December 1921, and his serious writing began here. He also met many great artists and writers who became his partners in discussions on literature, and even greater companions for late night escapades to bars. The„Lost Generation” that gathered here around Gertrude Stein’s house entered the artistic and cultural canon. You can see how contemporary artists describe that period. Who of us wouldn’t like to experience time travel when visiting Paris as in Woody Allen’s film „Midnight in Paris”?
Ernest Hemingway wasn’t the only artist who fell in love with Paris. Oscar Wilde also had passionate feelings for the city – literally, because his travels often had a secret romantic nature. A father and husband, escaping to meet his lovers, arrested for homosexuality, a genius writer… Oh, about this man I will definitely write a separate post! Meanwhile I invite you all to Paris! It’s beautiful here. ALWAYS!