Ten years ago, staring up at the illuminated Eiffel Tower at nightfall, I made a vow: Never to return to Paris without a boyfriend, husband or something in between. But I discovered something important this year, having revisited the city of love as a woman, and not an impressionable girl: You really CAN survive Paris single. Here are some activities to help you through it.
All the great and romantic things you have heard about Paris are true; and how fortunate of me to be in such a city while still young and pretty. It’s a shame, however, that even back then I wasn’t charming. Sweet Paris (pronounced pa-ree in French), thankfully, is charming enough for the both of us.
I am really unsure how an internationally recognized, organized tour company like Contiki could not figure out a way of not spending the only day in Paris on May 1st. A national holiday known as “May Day” (the French Labour Day) meant that 95% of stores were closed. Wait! Not just stores, museums were as well meaning no Musee D’Orsay