I went, and yes it is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. My memory was hazy from a trip taken thirty five years, previously. I had forgotten the opulence of the Boulevards, the silent majesty of the Louvre, and the sheer breathtaking beauty of the city spread out before you, from the Sacre- Coeur de Montmatre Hillside.
A highlight was the trip out to Versailles Palace, including a ride around the grounds on a bicycle. Others included the Musee d’Orsay, Centre Pompidou, Pantheon and Grand Palais. The Seine River flows through the heart of Paris and the Eiffel Tower, can be seen from many areas of the inner city. Undeniably chic, Paris is classy, engaging and the art is sublime. The Grand Palais, was showing a retrospective exhibition, of Monet’s work, and the luminous colours, simplistic composition of the waterlily ponds, and the deft brushstrokes were a joy to behold.