I wouldn't say that Paris is a boring town, I just think that it is terribly overrated. When I arrived there the first time, it seemed to be a lazy town where tourists (and mainly French tourists:) were crawling around churches and parisians are getting drunk in parks. That was three years ago and it was not a very exciting experience at all.
A couple of weeks ago my friend and I decided to visit France again. The decision was made in a hurry and 40 hours after finishing our last exam of the year we left the Czech Republic.
We had decided to spend the first three days of our trip in Paris. Bringing our bicycles turned out to be a very good idea. Paris is as flat as can be imagined so even the 20km between our camp and the Eiffel tower was comfortably done in less that one hour.
Due to the horrible temperature, any kind of activity had to wait until late afternoon or night. It is actually much better to visit this city in spring or autumn to avoid the warmest part of the year. We managed by leaving our camp site everyday at around 5 p.m.
Well, if you are waiting for some breathtaking story… I'm sorry but there isn't one (unless you count the one about the pissed off Louvre security officer at 2:30 in the morning one night :). All in all, we spent three days there, cycling, relaxing in parks, eating crêpes and that's it :)