1. Adorable boys with cute hats are always hanging out
2. It’s just a train ride away from Versailles
3. Wine is really cheap. Like, reallllly cheap.
4. There is cheese every five seconds (also really cheap)
5. Capoeira dancers are always performing crazy dance moves
6. You can drink wine in the park
7. Biggest no-brainer: The Eiffel Tower!
8. There’s a creepy 200-mile underground Ossuary running through the entire city
9. Interesting graffiti like this cat
10. Bastille Day celebrations
11. There’s never NOT people performing music on the streets
12. The pigeons are actually pretty nice
13. Parisians are well-educated on US geography
14. Once you get over the scary gargoyles everywhere, they actually become kind of cute
15. Bathroom access equality for all!
16. VERY important ancient relics displayed at the Louvre
17. Transportation on the Metro is super easy
18. The Seine at night is spectacular
19. Everybody rides cool motorbikes
20. Le Tour de France (duh)
21. Crazy art museums everywhere like The Centre Pompidou
22. They know when advertisements are being sexist
23. They’re all about the underground rap scene
24. It’s where Napolean’s tomb is
25. And…come on: the VIEW!
(all photos taken by Kaitlin Duffy)