“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.”
There are destinations that you hear about for ages. Destinations that are filled to the brim with inspiration. Destinations that hold new discoveries around every corner. Destinations so beautiful, you feel like you’re living in a postcard.
Paris? It is all of those, and more. Whether it’s is a city that keeps calling you back for more, or you’ve yet to make your way to the City of Lights, we hope our photo journal will inspire you for your pilgrimage back to the French capital.
“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for it is a moveable feast.” – Ernest Hemingway
“Though I often looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris.” Paula McLain
“America is my country, and Paris is my home town.” – Gertrude Stein
“I had forgotten how gently time passes in Paris. As lively as the city is, there’s a stillness to it, a peace that lures you in. In Paris, with a glass of wine in your hand, you can just be.” Kristin Hannah
“That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me.” – Marion Cotillard