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5 Ways a Trip to Paris Can Improve Your Life

It’s been suggested that travel is the ultimate investment in yourself, and I sincerely believe this to be true. Whether you are planning a trip for health, adventure, culture, or any combination thereof, travel enhances your life in many ways, conscious or unconscious. A trip to Paris is the ultimate destination for so many reasons, from history to incredible beauty, with compelling sights, sounds and flavors at every corner. And yet, the best reasons to visit Paris don’t lie within the cafés of Champs-Elysées or Monet’s Water Lilies as displayed in original formation at Musée de l’Orangerie, but within you. Of course you’re already glorious, which is why you deserve the chance to experience the best parts of the world and refine your zeal for life.

Here are 5 ways a trip to Paris can improve your life:

Seine River Book Venders

A local classic: the book venders of the Seine River!

1. Find the Perfect Thing
While I am not usually one to suggest a shopping spree as a reliable method of self-improvement, I have to give some praise to the Parisian commitment to style and luxury. Among the eclectic boutiques of The Marais or the designer flagships at Montaigne, you may just find the perfect item to make you feel spry and sassy long past your return home. Along the way, you may also find the perfect signature scent within the world’s most renowned fragrance houses, or an inspiring text among the Seine-side booksellers. Just remember that generosity benefits your own spirit as much at the recipient, and select a few thoughtful gifts for your favorite people, as well!

If you’re not excited about roaming the city, encumbered by bags, perhaps Auto Europe can help you take your sartorial excursion to the next level with chauffeur services in Paris!

2. Augment Your Resume
It can be difficult to stand out in today’s ultra-competitive job market, and many organizations seek applicants with travel experience. Travel gives you opportunities to network, refine your sense of etiquette, build more dynamic social skills and manifest an international perspective, not to mention the advanced language skills you can tout when you have had the chance to truly parlez français with the best of them. Even if a company isn’t necessarily seeking a candidate with travel experience or fluent French, it may be worth mentioning in order to show that you are a well-rounded individual with a passion for taking on new life experiences.

3. Improve Your Health
Now it may seem non-intuitive to suggest that Paris, a city that’s positively adored for a decadent abundance of cheese, wine and buttery pastries is a wellness destination, but hear me out. Nearly a decade ago, Mireille Guliano penned “French Women Don’t Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure” and it has been inspiring us North Americans to seek quality and joy in eating without impacting our waistlines ever since. If you’re looking to live a life of elegant indulgence rather than guilt, what better place to reset your relationship with food than in the capital of gourmet cuisine itself?

Outdoor Market in Paris

Stop and smell the flowers. It’s as good for your body as it is for your soul!

It’s important to mention that weight isn’t the only factor to consider when evaluating your overall sense of health and well-being. One influence that many of us don’t consider nearly enough is stress. When we are experiencing turmoil, it affects our blood pressure, digestion, sleep patterns, immunity, hormone balance and many other measurable medical details. Thank goodness for vacations and Paris. If a Seine River cruise can’t calm your mind completely, then hop in your France rental car and take a day cruise to Giverney. You are sure to shake off all angst as you gaze deeply into the garden pools and lush water lilies, the same ones that inspired Monet. Become the embodiment of serenity when you top off the day with a massage, a generous glass of wine and a full night of sleep. You can be extra calm behind the wheel with the help of our France driving tips!

4. Revitalize Your Relationships
A U.S. Travel Association survey found higher relationship satisfaction among couples who travel together. When you see your partner beset by the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower, you will understand why. Travel can help couples fuel their flame, practice collaboration, and build a shared culture of experiences. This could include a hand-in-hand stroll of the Montmarte street art or hike among waterfalls, cliffs and pools at the Parc des Buttes Chaumont. There are so many ways to experience Paris, whether you spend a whole day navigating the Louvre looking for your favorite paintings, or take a self-guided chocolate tour of the city. Taking it on with the love of your life can help you keep the life in your love.

Don’t fret if you’re unmatched, though. The romance of Paris isn’t exclusively reserved for those who are happily coupled. Your nearest and dearest travel partners could also be close friends, work associates or family members. Sharing in the city is like sharing in a story, and can enhance your relationship, whatever it is. Exploring Paris could even be a nice way to check in with yourself.

Cafe in Paris

Even your morning coffee is an exciting experience in Paris!

5. Enhance Your Zest for Life
Not only does a vacation provide a much-needed escape from grueling daily routines, it broadens your perspective and provides fun and novel adventures. Even buying your morning cup of coffee can be an exciting event in the charming corner cafés and briocheries. Experience the otherworldly bliss of the evening with a night-time picnic at the Square du Vert-Galant and you are sure to see the world in a whole new light. Even our most final destination takes on a whimsical sensibility in Paris at the Père Lachaise cemetery, where you can pay your respects to numerous greats like Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. Seeing how magical every detail of Parisian life will inspire you to carry that je ne sais quoi into your life at home, and you can always look forward to a return to the city of lights, which is so large and abundant in gorgeous sights that it can fill numerous vacations.

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