I first traveled to Paris in 1971 for two weeks between stints in London, Spain, southern France, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. I traveled to Paris again for a week in 1975, for a day in 1978, and for three weeks in 2002.
I was again in the French capital in the fall of 2007 for two months to read, walk, blog, take photographs, draw, and write. Those daily journal entries, working backwards, are at at http://www.kathygrossman.com/writing/ I revised and compiled the blogs into a spiral-bound book titled An Introvert in Paris.
I do not speak French beyond ordering cafe cremes and pains du chocolat, but the art and atmosphere fill my soul every time I go. If you’re not in Paris itself, I recommend you read books and watch movies about Paris. Even bad books and bad movies (some lists are in my book).