Saturday, February 2, 2013

Love Month Series #2: A Walk in Cold Drizzly Romantic Paris (Guest Bolg by Michael Schuermann)

Unable to plan a day hike recently, the Easy Hikers decided instead to take a short walk in a cold drizzly romantic Paris, following the “trail” most couples would do along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées leading up to the Concorde and the Jardins des Tuileries.
The grey wintry haze fails to hide the charm of the golden domed Invalides

Planning a romantic getaway in the spring is the easiest thing in the world. In April, when the trees are springing back into life and birdsong fills the air, even the grimiest industrial town may feel like the perfect backdrop for a romantic experience. 

It is winter that shows off the Barcelonas from the Barnsleys of this world, the Monte Carlos from the Motowns.

But it is Paris, of course, that offers more romance bang for your buck than any other city on earth. On a cold and wet January afternoon, it is one of the few places that can make you think, yes, this strangely faint and hazy thing called winter light can actually, under certain circumstances, surpass the beauty of a summer’s day. 

Although even in Paris, there is no escaping from a cold eastern wind – or is there?
What is your idea of a romantic walk in Paris?
- Michael Schuermann

Ariel's Note: Michael Schuermann and his wife Marlys are based in France, Germany and London. They discovered hiking in their 40s and making up for lost time by doing as many easy hikes in their own backyard (France and Germany) and wherever they go on their holidays.They maintain a blog site about hiking and travel (

Link: Click below  for a video of one of my favorite places in Paris -- the palace of Versailles

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if it's true that the Vichy regime decided to collaborate with the Nazis just to preserve the beauty of Paris and prevent the Nazis from bombing it.