One Night in Paris, France

Because of work, I dropped by Paris, the beloved city. I took a direct flight from Hong Kong and managed to fall asleep over the 13-hour flight. I landed at Charles De Gaulle Airport and from there, it took around an hour to arrive right at the city centre.

Paris has been talked and written about over and over again. There are numerous reasons why Paris has enchanted everyone; its beauty is beyond words. I was glad I made it at this time of the year when the city was at its most charming. While it was riveting in the day time, it was just as mesmerising at night. My favourite part of the stay was the night walk from the Opéra Garnier to the Louvre Pyramid.

Paris at night was full of life, especially in the area around the Opéra Garnier, one of the busiest parts of the city. The landmark of the place was the Opéra, one of the most renowned opera houses worldwide. When illuminated, it was of a different kind of spectacle at night than the day time. Just around the corner was the luxurious Galeries Lafayette, a fashion flagship store anyone fond of shopping shouldn’t miss. Around the giant landmarks were many pretty nice restaurants and shops in the classical architectural style. After dinner, I chose to walk a bit around and then down the avenue to the Louvre Pyramid. The Pyramid was grand and awe-inspiring when illuminated against the surrounding palaces. It was such an unforgettable night.

This time I stayed at Intercontinental Paris Le Grand.

Thanks for the bottle of Champagne!


美麗的巴黎夜景

因為工作的關係到了巴黎,乘搭從香港直飛巴黎的航班,大概十三小時就到了戴高樂機場(Aéroport Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle),從機場再搭火車約一小時便到市中心,十分方便。

這次雖然時間匆忙,不能飽覽巴黎的美景,但這時節的巴黎特別美麗,到處風光如畫已是一大收穫。我特別喜歡它夜晚的街景,尤其是從巴黎歌劇院(Opéra Garnier)步行至羅浮宮金字塔(Louvre Pyramid)的一段路,和陽光普照的時候一樣迷人,難怪巴黎一直為人稱道,大概巴黎對每個人而言都有其不同之處。

歌劇院位於市中心,是巴黎其中一個著名地標,外觀宏偉,晚上打燈後更是金碧輝煌。旁邊便是法國連鎖百貨公司老佛爺百貨總店,喜歡購物的人絕對不能錯過。此區有着兩個巨型地標,加上許多餐廳和商品店,所以到了晚上仍然十分熱鬧。晚飯過後我選擇在附近閒逛,欣賞古典風格的建築,再慢慢沿着大道走到羅浮宮,看打着昏黃燈光的宮殿和透明金字塔,美不勝收,讓人流連忘返,就此度過一個難忘的晚上。

此行我住在巴黎洲際大酒店,還收到驚喜香檳!