Keli Gwyn
The Most Romantic City is. . .

Of all the cities in the world, which would you say is the most romantic?

I’m going with Paris, and I’m guessing I’m not alone.

I’ve never been there, but that’s going to change.

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Our daughter, a German-French major, will graduate in June. For the past three years she’s dreamed of working in Europe. Because of her hard work, she’s made that dream a reality.

Last week Adriana learned that she was accepted to the Teaching Assisting Program in France. Come October, she’ll be teaching English in French middle and/or high schools around Lille in northern France.

Gwynly and I have spent the past two weeks celebrating with our gal. We’re very proud of her and excited for her.

We’ve also been making plans to visit, and one of the places we want to see is Paris. Even though we lived in Germany four and a half years, we didn’t venture into France. We only have one semester of high school French between us and didn’t feel comfortable due to the lack of the language. Thanks to our daughter, we’ll be able to tour France with our own personal tour guide.

We don’t know yet when we’ll be traveling since we have to find out what Adri’s schedule will be, but I’m getting excited about visiting her in France and seeing the City of Love for myself.

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Questions for You

Does Paris top your Most Romantic Cities list? Why or why not?

Have you ever visited Paris? If so, what were your favorite places?

If you were to visit Paris, which places would be on your must-see list?

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Image from Wikimedia Commons

 

Keli Gwyn

20 Comments

  • Melissa Tagg says:

    I love Paris! Definitely romantic. So beautiful. And sooo many corner crepe stands. 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Melissa, I’m sure I’ll have a battle ahead of me fighting the temptation of all those crepe shops. Who knows? I just might give in. 🙂

  • I’ve never been to Paris. I’d have to say San Antonio was the most romantic city in the world. The Riverwalk at night, the Alamo museum, the La Villita market…It probably makes a difference that I spent my honeymoon in San Antonio…:)

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Erica, I’ve never been to San Antonio. Sounds like a great place to visit, especially since my mother was raised in the Lone Star State and my husband has family there.

  • I’ve been to Paris. Paris, Ontario. For real.
    Romantic? Sure, in a….nope, I cannot tell a lie.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jennifer, I’m sure Paris, Ontario has its own charms. Might not quite rank up there with the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe, but those landmarks could be overrated. Naw. I kinda doubt that, but romance can happen anyplace, right? Just takes a bit of imagination and that special someone. 🙂

  • Tammi T. says:

    My top pick for the most romantic city would be Venice, Italy; however, I’ve never been to Paris or Venice (unless you count Venice, FL). I guess I couldn’t say for certain unless I did visit. If I ever would have the opportunity to visit Paris, France, I would want to visit the Eiffel Tower and the Musee du Louvre.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Tammi, the Louvre is on our list. Gotta see the Mona Lisa. 🙂

      I think Venice, Italy would be quite romantic. I’d take a gondola ride.

  • Congratulations (again!) to your daughter! 🙂 Even though I’ve never visited Paris, I’d have to vote for it as the most romantic city (based on photos and what others have told me). ~ Several years ago my middle daughter Becca went on a Study-Abroad trip to Paris and Amsterdam. She especially LOVED Paris (and enjoyed being able to use the French she learned in 4 years of classes). 🙂 How exciting that you and Gwynly are planning to visit Paris one day–then you’ll be able share your adventures with your readers!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Patti Jo, what a great opportunity your daughter had. I’m sure she had a great time and made many wonderful memories. I hope she took lots of pictures so you were able to see some of what she saw.

  • Keli – That’s such wonderful news about Adri! And now you have some place really special to “get away” to when you need to just up and go. I’m so glad for all of you – what a fantastic opportunity.

    I’ve been to many places in my life as a Missionary kid and as a traveler in my younger adult years, but I have to say that parts of Italy still rank at the top of my list.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Becky, it sounds like you’ve been able to visit lots of interesting places. Italy has so much to see. I just got brief glimpses of Pisa and Rome when I was serving as a volunteer counselor on a youth group trip. So much history. Which Italian cities were your favorites?

  • Wow! What an amazing opportunity for Adriana! I have been to Paris. I went in 2009 with our Sister City Exchange Program and I lived with a host family for ten days in a little suburb outside of Paris called Le Bourget (where Charles Lindbergh landed in 1927). Paris is magnificent! We saw the city first at night and the Eiffel Tower was all lit up. *sigh* We saw the Louvre and Versailles and the largest cathedral in the world at Amiens. Of course we saw Notre Dame and had crepes at a little café. I can’t wait for you to go!! I know you’ll love it.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Gabrielle, what a wonderful opportunity you had. Sounds like you got to see many of Paris’s highlights. I’m adding them to my list.

  • How wonderful for your lovely daughter. A dream come true for a most deserving person. I’m sure you will love Paris. I haven’t been yet but it is on my list. So far the most romantic city for me has been Barcelona, Spain.

  • The closest I’ve been to Paris was the Paris hotel in Vegas. lol Not the same.

    I’d pick Italy. Ah! Mi Amore! Gondolas. Cafes. That’s it. I’m booking a flight today. 😉

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jess, I’m sure Italy would be romantic, too, if experienced with Gwynly at a relaxed pace. My only visit to date was as a chaperone on a youth trip. Being crammed on a bus with bored teens for hours and rushed past a few landmarks in Rome, most seen from the bus windows, wasn’t exactly romantic. Sigh.

  • Loree Huebner says:

    I’ve been to Paris – pretty romantic. Congrats to your daughter on her teaching job!!

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