The Seine is a 482 mile long river and an important commercial waterway that flows through the centre of Paris, within the city there are 37 bridges including the Pont Louis-Philippe and the Pont... more
Once I have crossed the Pont d'Iena, I was infront of the Jardin's Du Trocadero.
These gardens are famous for their beautiful fountains, called the Fountain of Warsaw, a long basin with twelve other... more
Today, the Palais de Chaillot houses a number of different museums. In the south wing, there are two - the Musée de la Marine (Naval Museum) and the Musée de l'Homme (The Museum of Man). The former is... more
The visitor entering by the Rue de Sévigné can't imagine that this museum comprises a hundred rooms distributed between the Hotel Carnavalet and the Hotel the Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau.
Saint-Eustache is a church built between 1532 and 1632.
I don't remember where I read that:
"It is another Parisian gothic gem. The church's reputation was strong enough of the time for it to be... more
This is the memorial to the French who were deported during World War II. It's a good idea to read the plaque before you enter so you understand the symbolism.
After reading the plaque, you go down... more
The first sign of a church here dates back to 1222, and quite quickly became too small due to the number of schools in the area, but it took around 400 years to almost finish, after enlarging it,... more
Back on the Hop on/off Bus again, and now we are heading back along the Champs Elysees to Stop 8 at the Grand Palais.
We alighted here as there were several sights to see.
The Grand Palais (Big... more
I could say that the "Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris" is a mini Louvre plus Orsay with free admission and open on Tuesday when the Louvre is closed.
The building himself is part of a... more
This famous cobblestoned square really lives up to its reputation. I really loved the atmosphere and the variety of talent on display. Quirky street art, seriously funny caricatures, unbelievably... more
The Great Mosque of Paris was built from 1922 to 1926 in the Latin Quarter (5th arrondissement) of Paris as a center of Islamic religion and culture.
Guided tours are offered throughout the day... more
The first thing that really strikes one when coming from the Cour Carrée du Louvre is the similitude and the balance between the church itself and the 1st arrondissement town hall with the belfry in... more
La Flamme de la Liberté (The Liberty Flame) is a replica of the new flame at the upper end of the torch carried in the hand of the Statue of Liberty, New York.
The Flame was offered to the city of... more
The original Shakespere and company was an English language bookshop that operated between the two world wars. It was frequented by many a famous author, including the bearded one himself, Hemmingway.... more
This large complex has housed France's court complex since the Middle Ages. Until the French Revolution it housed the Parliament of Paris. The complex contains the Conciergerie, the famous prison... more
The Pont Neuf along with Pont Alexandre III, are known as "most beautiful Bridges in Paris."
In 1578, there were only 2 Bridges across the Seine, so Pont Neuf was built. It's the oldest surviving... more
As a lover of Expressionism, I just have to visit Musee Marmottan Monet whenever I go to Paris. It is open from 10 am to 6 pm and it is open except on Mondays. My favourites are:
- Claude Monet... more
I'm glad to see that there is now a separate group in "things to do" for this remarkable museum among the best maritime museums in the world and so little known by foreign tourists.
I have visited... more
Its amazing how it doesn't matter how many times you visited Paris, there's always a museum, park, restaurant, bar or club you've missed.
I've been to Paris over 8 times and every single time I... more
Although not having as many famous people as Pere-Lachaise,Montmartre cemetery is more walkable, although it does have its stairs and slopes too. Many of Montmartre's artists and painters are buried... more
The ancient Roman arena on this site was destroyed by the Barbarians in the year 280. The foundations were rediscovered during various building projects in the nineteenth century and were (partly)... more
When I was a child I loved the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, so I was confident I would also like the one in Paris – and I do!
The one in Paris is officially called the Cité des sciences... more
We are now on our way to Stop 6. We pass by another impressive building, the Assemblee Nationale, also known as Palais Bourbon as it was built in the 18th century for the Duchess of Bourbon by an... more
Home to the Louvre, Paris to the Eiffel Tower, Paris, Paris is filled with some of the most famous sights in the world so there is no shortage of things to do. It's a wonderful place for all types of people, including those who want to soak up art, culture, and history in Paris' musuems, view the marvelous architecture of old buildings, or slurge in fine dining and shopping. Even if your time in Paris is limited, don't forget that Paris is also the most romantic city in the world. So make sure to take some time to just relax with a cup of café au lait at a Parisean sidewalk cafe and soak in the atmosphere.
The nearness of Paris with Brussels (1.20 h by the Thalys train) the community of language, the frequent professional or cultural visits, the follow-up of the French current events by newspapers or......
When VirtualTourist announced the second annual Barney Awards, I was gratified to learn that my Paris page had received the award for the "Best City Travel Page" of 2012. Thanks, everybody!
Sept. 2012: Most recent visit to the City of Lights was during a heat wave. It was very humid and hot, but at the same time Paris seemed extremely beautiful under sunny and blue skies. We traveled as...