Paris or Venice

paris venice

Which to choose?

I want to go on a long weekend city break sometime within the next few months. At the moment I’m torn between Paris and Venice the reasons you can probably guess but here is a short list of things I would like to do in both cities.

Reasons to choose Paris

  • See the traffic round the Arc de Triomphe
  • Buy a book at Shakespeare and Company Bookshop
  • See the art in The Louvre
  • Take a walk through Les Passages Couverts
  • Take a photo of the Eiffel Tower
  • Hear the bells at Notre-Dame
  • See how the aristocracy lived at La Conciergerie
  • Go a bit gothic at Sainte-Chapelle
  • Delve into Les Catacombes
  • Visit with the dead at Père Lachaise
  • See a show at the Moulin Rouge

Reasons to choose Venice

  • Count the angels at St Mark’s Basilica
  • Behave myself in the Doge’s Palace
  • Get the time from Torre dell’Orologio
  • Ride a Gondola
  • Ride a Vaporetto on the Grand Canal
  • Experience Carnevale
  • Cross the Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)
  • Look at some art at Galleria dell’Accademia

Please let me know in the comment section of any suggested places or reasons to visit either city.