I am loving travelling to Paris this week via all of your blogs as part of Paris In July - I kind of feel like I'm there - at least in spirit! I am also noticing a lot of Paris or French themed things in my local city - Paris is everywhere, you just have to look!
One of my own Paris experiences this week has been to watch the episode on Paris of the series Greatest Cities In The World hosted by Griff Rhys Jones. If you haven't seen this show already I definitely recommend tracking it down. I actually watched the episode on Rome first (wonderful too) but the episode on Paris is just as enlightening and interesting to watch. Jones has an entertaining and often comic way of presenting which engages you straight away but you can tell he also has an amazing passion for travel and people which is wonderful.
The show follows a period of 24 hours in Paris and Jones covers some of the expected landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe but in different ways, focusing on lesser known facts or stories about the places he visits. He also connects with locals from the city and in that way makes it a personal story of travel and experience.
If I can't be in Paris right now this is a very good second option - it made fall in love all over again...