Paris, the’ city of lights’, one place every photographer should visit. Paris will nurture the creative spirit and inspire the creative soul. The life on the street is such that there is a photographic opportunity around almost every corner. And it really is one of the greatest cities in the world.
One of the more prominent natural features of Paris is the 130 metre high Montmartre and it is the site of one of the more recognisable symbols of the city, Sacre Cœur. These two iconic features of Paris are a must for any visitor to the ‘City of Lights’; they are located on the Right Bank just north of the city in the 18th arrondissement.
Montmartre is also known as a place of artists, cafes, restaurants and of a life more Bohemian; this is thought to have originated as a result of the area being outside the city limits of Paris and therefore free of the city taxes and also due to the fact that the local nuns made wine so the area became a popular eating and drinking area. Many famous artists lived and stayed in the area including Salvador Dalí, Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh.
Paris Metro (Métro de Paris) adds to the ease of getting around Paris. One of the best things about a visit to 'the city of lights, has to be the ease at which the city can be explored; it is a compact city (only about 10km across) and while it can easily be walked, one of the best things about this wonderful city is the Paris Métro.