The Sassy Guide to the City of Light
As an American living in Paris for nearly 9 years, I have plenty of words of wisdom to share about this glorious, yet sometimes frustrating, city. Each weekday this month I will share my thoughts on some of the best stuff to do in Paris. Today's letter, U, is for Un Rêve.
This is a total cheat because you can put "un" or "une" in front of any French noun. But look over there! Something shiny!
Now, where were we? Oh yes, "un rêve". A dream. Have you ever dreamed of going to Paris? Have you been to Paris and dream of going back? Do you want to meet a Frenchie and fall in love and make kissy faces? Then what are you waiting for? Book your flight and come on over! And when you do, send me an email and let's meet up for wine.
But before you go (shameless plug) you might want to read my book, Confessions of a Paris Party Girl, where I tell it how it is. At least half of life here is good, otherwise I would leave. But man, bureaucracy and douchebags and so many other things can really bring you down. So before you set off to the City of Light with a gleam in your eye and "un rêve" in your heart, prepare yourself for a little reality check.
Check out the full series:
Paris A to Z: A is for Pont Alexandre III
Paris A to Z: B is for Boulangerie
Paris A to Z: C is for Chateau de Vincennes
Paris A to Z: D is for Drinks
Paris A to Z: E is for Eiffel Tower
Paris A to Z: F is for Fondue
Paris A to Z: G is for La Grande Epicerie
Paris A to Z: H is for Haussmann Architecture
Paris A to Z: I is for Ile St. Louis
Paris A to Z: J is for Jim Morrison's Grave
Paris A to Z: K is for Kir Royale
Paris A to Z: L is for The Long Hop
Paris A to Z: M is for Métro
Paris A to Z: N is for Notre Dame
Paris A to Z: O is for Musée d'Orsay
Paris A to Z: P is for Promenade Plantée
Paris A to Z: Q is for Quaint Shops
Paris A to Z: R is for Romance
Paris A to Z: S is for Sacre Coeur
Paris A to Z: T is for Trousseau
Paris A to Z: U is for Un Reve
Paris A to Z: V is for Vin
Paris A to Z: W is for Walking
Paris A to Z: X is for Expats
Paris A to Z: Y is for Court Yards
Paris A to Z: Z is for Zen in the City