Can you remember a view that took your breath away? An amazing sight, a moment, or maybe a person? I am happy to say, that I have experienced my fair share breathtaking moments and many are thanks to, Paris!
Last weekend, I had a total breathtaking moment, an OUTSTANDING view of Paris! I was in The Opera District (one of my favorite spots). The Palais Garnier Opera House is the focal point, surrounded by cafes/restaurants and TONS of shopping. The Galeries Lafayette and Le Printemps are luxurious department stores in this area, definitely not average shopping malls.
I ADORE the remarkable, stained glass dome ceiling and the 7 story, open concept feel of Galeries Lafayette. Le Pintemps is strategically divided into THREE fabulous, yet separate buildings, all connected by walkways.
Yes, the shopping selection is spectacular, the buildings are perfectly designed in art nouveau style, and the dining options are top-notch. BUT, my FAVORITE, breathtaking part of it all, is the panoramic rooftop terrace view!
After weaving through the aisles of shiny designer products and the perfectly manicured high-end departments, I met my girlfriend, Aurélie on the 9th floor (terrace) of the Printempts building.
The large terrace is high above the city streets, and provides a 360 degree view overlooking ALL of Paris. We ordered a bottle of wine from the terrace’s, Déli-Cieux Bar (they sell crepes, beverages, and other snacks too).
It was COLD outside, but we bundled up and watched the sunset. You can also sit inside the bar, and take in the view because the walls are glass.
This is one of the many rooftops in Paris, but for some reason this location fills me with joy! I will share more stunning views soon.
I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list- Susan Sontag