I visited the City of Light a few years back and very much by accident. With a ticket to Oslo in my pocket, I arrived in Dublin airport only to find out that my plane had already departed. I quickly rescheduled and ended up in another city altogether, the one which so often gets depicted on the silver screen.
To my surprise, Paris turned out to be nothing like its cinematic image. With a sad sigh, I took off my rose-tinted spectacles and settled on collecting memories of the City of Light sans enchantment.