Maria Christina Marchi on the enduring appeal of Paris

 

Paris seems to be the most sought after of all destinations. We’ve already had two love letters feature, alongside a guide to backpacking around the capital and other articles. But why is it that the French capital has the capacity of penetrating our hearts, marking our memories with the most vivid of images? Is it its artistic allure? The fact that artists have flocked to its darkest alleyways in hopes of producing the masterpiece of the century, may it be in literature, painting or theatre? Or is it the interweaving of simply beautiful and intriguingly complex streets, people and monuments?

Or is is simply because Paris is Europe’s New York, where every single one of your dreams simply comes true?

Le Centre Pompidou

 

La Seine

 

La Sainte-Chapelle

 

Place Dauphin

Place Dauphin

The Iron Lady by Night

Breakfast!

 

The Pyramid of Europe

 

Le Louvre

 

Ladurée

Casual Shopping...

Seulement un bisoux

Montmartre

Colour and confusion

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Notre Dame

 

Bon, and c’est tout for this time as well.

I hope you’re all ready to make the most of Christmas and continue your discovery of the world, because, damn right I am. Who knows what’s next?

 

Maria Christina Marchi

Photography by Maria Christina Marchi