A Touch of Gold in the Grey of Paris

Arc de Triomphe

Paris is in the details. When I was there in March everything looked grey and tired from the rain but there were spots of colour that seemed all the more brilliant because of the weather. Golden domes shone against the dark skies and white marble statues stood out in the parks among the bare trees.

We took a whirlwind tour of the city by bus, getting out in some places to wander about in the brisk spring air. The bus took us around some of Paris’s most famous sites, such as the Place de...

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“Printemps” in Paris

Place des Vosges in Paris

Early spring does not seem like the best time to visit the city of love. Paris in the rainy season is cold and drab. When I first stepped out of Charles de Gaulle airport I got the impression that we had caught the city off guard, inviting ourselves over when Paris was still in its pajamas, not ready to receive guests. But bad weather is not much of a deterrent when you’re in a foreign country for the first time.

My school had organized a March Break trip to France and Spain and this was...

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