De retour à Paris!

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the carousel at Metro Saint-Paul, in the heart of Le Marai

I first visited Paris in August 2014 for a four-day whirlwind tour at the close of a summer escapade in Europe, and now, after more than three years, I’ve come back.

In a sense, my semester abroad with CEA is a homecoming—but one that affords me the tools and opportunities to engage much more meaningfully with French culture and the Parisian world than one could ever hope to accomplish in four days.

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one of the Tuileries Garden’s stunning stone figures

The city has continued its evolution—wheat-paste posters changing hundreds of times, facades evolving under the weather’s confrontation, locks multiplying on bridges—but, as the maxim aptly states, some things don’t change. As I explore Paris again with new lenses, these are the sights and places that amplify my connection to Paris.

 

 

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the city’s best (and my first) crêperie—and only a few short blocks from the CEA Center!

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the lights of the Parisian streets aglow against the rainy paths they illuminate

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social birds galore, unsurprisingly, at the fountain of Jardin des Tuileries

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the Louvre Pyramid, with all the grandeur you’d expect

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Pont d’Arcole, the most direct path from CEA Center to Notre Dame!

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a snack stand in Champ de Mars that ensures you don’t leave the Eiffel Tower hungry

Jared K. is the Spring 2018 CEA MOJO Photographer in Paris, France. He is currently a junior studying Management & Innovation and Global Studies at Champlain College.

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