Out of everywhere I visited last year (7 countries, countless cities) I can say without a doubt that Paris, France was my favorite of them all.
The charm and quality that you hear about from this famous city is true, at least in my experience. I didn’t experience the usual complaints – that the people are snobby and unfriendly, that there’s dog poo everywhere, etc etc. Some areas are definitely pretty dirty, but that’s Paris, and the charm makes up for it.
The beauty of the place is ridiculous – aside from the usual sights such as the Eiffel Tower (seeing it at night, when it’s twinkling, is a must) the Louvre, and the Seine river…just walking through the normal neighborhoods, seeing the architecture, the flowers in window sills, beautiful doors, cute cafes, handsome French men and beautiful ladies, charming bakeries and stunning monuments, fashion, beautiful desserts, unusual facial hair, and I could go on and on…but those things are all what makes Paris special and unique.