Paris, the eternal city of love. There’s a lot going on in the Ville Lumiére all year long. Sure, we’re all hyped for the Maison et Objet 2018, but, like it or not, we’ll all have some extra few hours beyond the event. And what’s a better way to spend that time than strolling around the European cultural hotspot? Bearing such perspective in mind, Daily Design News will give you 10 reasons to love Paris besides the Maison et Objet. Pack your bags, it’s time to become culturally enriched.
As once said the 3rd American president, Thomas Jefferson, “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” And he couldn’t be more on point. The French city ravishes us without a warning, overwhelming us with a sense of beauty, culture and philosophy like no other. The Eiffel tower is mandatory, but that’s not Paris in a nutshell. It would be wrong for us to presume it. There’s the food, the theatre, the art. Well, there’s Paris. It is actually very hard for us to plan a visit to Paris with such a short time-window in perspective, that perhaps we should stay a bit longer.
Whether you’re strolling up and down in the Champs Elysées, waiting in line for tickets at Moulin Rouge or sitting at a Michelin-starred restaurant, you have to savour every moment like there’s no other. The architecture, heavily influenced by Europe’s most important movements, such as the baroque, the gothic and the illuminism, is every architecture geek’s heaven. It is, after all, the hometown of some of the best creative geniuses in history, such as Voltaire, Honoré du Balzac, Victor Hugo, Jules Verne and Dumas. But, at the same time, it is also the resting point of several other important figures in history, such as Oscar Wilde, Edith Piáf, Jim Morrison and Chopin. It might seem a bit morbid, but if you have the chance, you must visit the Pére Lachaise Cemetery and pay homage to some of the world’s greatest geniuses.
“When good Americans die, they go to Paris.” – Oscar Wilde
And then there’s the design. There’s no better place in the world to get inspired by amazing design events than Paris. Besides the Maison et Objet 2018, you have the Paris Deco Off 2018, from 19-23 January and the world renown Paris Men’s Fashion Week, where you’ll find loads of worldwide known celebrities.
Since 1 week isn’t enough to visit Paris (at least to its fullest), we’ve decided to create a cool infographic containing the absolute musts in the eternal city of lights. Spread it across your social media, pin it, print it, whatever, just make sure you won’t lose it! You never know when you’ll need it…
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Source: CovetED Magazine