“I first fell in love with Paris as a teenage girl…

“I first fell in love with Paris as a teenage girl…

“I first fell in love with Paris as a teenage girl. I remember my first steps out of the metro into Place de la Concorde. I was mesmerized by Paris’ beauty. Little did I know that a decade later, I would call Paris home. Paris welcomed me with open arms, and I accepted an open heart. Paris feeds my soul, and I am grateful for all the things Paris continues to teach me about love, life and the simple delights of every day.” – April Pett, @aprilinparistours

Hidden between the lines of April’s quote is also an important message: one of coming to France with an open heart, open mind, and a sense of discovery. April’s joy and positive mentality is infectious. And if you ever have the opportunity to spend time with her, you’ll quickly realize that along with her brilliant intellect and talent, she is also has a strong sense of courage.

We all experience challenges in our lives. But taking a cue from April’s quote, we can also place a bit of her perspective on the every day: gratitude, an open heart, acceptance, and finding delights in the simple things.

It’s a beautiful sentiment. In the context of Paris or France as a whole, what would you find delight in here? What every day, simple things would make your heart sing?


Paris is where most of us, travelers, ex-pats, or immigrants, land first in France. It is where I first fell in love with this country. We may end up elsewhere, but our journeys often start here. The Paris Quarterly is part guide, part lifestyle, inspiration, history, culture, stories, videos, tips, and tricks. It’s like having a best friend in France, sharing the latest news in a very personal way.

About @aprilinparistours : Whether it is our first visit to Paris, or you have been before, April in Paris Tours allows you to truly immerse yourself in the people, history, and flavors that define Paris. April in Paris Tours can design your itinerary to suit your individual interests by offering both half and full-day tours.

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