Paris a beautiful city. Visit...
Paris a beautiful city. Visit every site that you can see in one day. I wish I could go back I enjoyed the people of Paris, the Eiffle tower. I did not realize how big it was, it's huge. The Notre Dame is a also a wonderful attraction to visit. All I can say that is the city is too much for words just go there and find out for your self. I miss the whole atmosphere of Paris.
Take a trip up the Eiffel...
Take a trip up the Eiffel Tower! Along with being the tallest structure in Paris (the Sacre-Couer being second tallest), it is one of the most mesmerizing. The views are awesome! Unfortunately we went up very early in the morning (best time to beat crowds), and there was quite a bit of fog. Don't let that dissuade you--the fog cleared quickly and allowed us to take some great pictures.
Père Lachaise Cemetary
Visit the Père Lachaise Cemetery in the East of Paris (Métro : Père Lachaise or Gambetta).
The Pere Lachaise was the Louis Xiv 's confessor and the graveyard is settled on the gardens of his mansion. Set up at the beginning of the XIX° Century on the former gardens of the Father Lachaise, Louis the 14th 's confessor.
A lot of famous people : Jim Morisson (each time I go there someone asks me where is his grave), Allan Kardec the spirit (often, there is somebody, the hand put on the grave, linked with him by the mind), Molière, La Fontaine, Héloïse and Abélard the lovers (the oldest tenants of the cemetary), Chappe (there is a telegraph on his grave), Victor Noir (his bronze statue is lying on the grave), Oscar Wilde (a crazy grave), Berlioz, Chopin, Edith Piaf, ...
And a lot of beautiful statues, odd graves, moving epitaths (look at the pic).
You can buy for 1,50€ a map with the names of the most famous occupiers at a gate of the cemetary.
Not a tourist place, eventhough I met here, 10 years ago, an American teacher of French.
A good place for a photographer.
See the travelogue about the Cemetary.
XIIIth - Tags and murals
In Paris, tags and murals often participate to the folklore... (especially to walls folklore, of course !)... I'm not sure that people take much time to notice them, but there are hundreds and hundreds, from the smallest ones you may appreciate in my travelogues, to the hugest ones drawn on the side of 5-stories high buildings...
The caption emphatizes : "Are the walls made for advertisement ?"
The Cité Universitaire is a small student village primarily reserved for students of all nationalities who attend the University in Paris. It has the advantage of offering well-equipped housing in its own gardens. When in Paris I used to stay at "Maison d'Allemagne, one of the buildings inside the Citè.