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I arrived at the Eiffel Tower through Trocadero square and the experience of suddenly discovering it in the opening left by the Chaillot Palace was spectacular. The fact that I hadn’t seen it from anywhere else in the city surprised...
The museum is a must if you like beauty. You don't have to be an expert but you need to know what you want to see or you'll get overwhelmed. To have a good time, I'd suggest starting with the sculpture since, as you know, a visit th...
The square is located at kilometer zero of all French roads and Parisians consider it more of a person than a monument. It was originally a small Christian basilica and after various renovations and amplifications arrived at the arc...
The Arc de Triomphe is enormous. We reached it from the Champs Elysées in the intersection with the Grand Palais street. If you think it is a short stroll, you are wrong! It's quite a bit of a walk, I do not remember how long, maybe...
A place to lose yourself, it's a beautiful neighborhood, from the metro station to the cemetery, there are beautiful and mythical corners emblematic of Paris. The shops, the art galleries, the pubs, the boulangeries (bakeries), the ...
The outside of the building is wonderful, but the most impressive part is inside. The grand staircase is impressive, so is the museum library, hallways, the pylon of the witch, the great hall, and the Rotundas of the Sun and Moon. Y...
There are a multitude of bridges crossing the Seine, all very different from each other. It makes me think of a song by Mathieu Chedid and Vanessa Paradis titled "la Seine," which you must listen to if you are a lover of French musi...
Whenever we visited Paris, I had gone with the pain of not being able to visit the d'Orsay Museum for lack of time. I had to make do with looking at it from outside the Victor Laloux, a beautiful building designed for the Universal ...
When I pass by this place, I can't help but stop and enjoy the chaos. It is surely one of the busiest and msot crowded squares in Paris. Beware of tourists who dare to rent a car and drive through this square! However, for pedestria...
It seems like a work of art. I understand the shock of some, who don't like this mess of colors and lines in the middle of idyllic Paris. But I enjoy the contrarianism and opportunism of bringing a fresh and attractive cultural cent...
The Hotel des Invalides was created as a place for disabled veterans. Most of the rooms are occupied by museums or by the military authorities. The Napoleon is buried in a red tomb in the chapel, above a green granite base, as his ...
In the heart of the left bank, is a green oasis garden favored by Parisians. The gardens are laid out around Luxembourg Palace and an octagonal lake. It also has attractive terraces, avenues and statues, an outdoor cafe, puppet thea...
The "Jardin des Tuileries" is one of the most emblematic places in Paris. When you walk through, it's a continuous color contrast, depending on the season you visit in. It's the most central garden in Paris that begins at the Louvre...
This is the most beautiful bridge in Paris. Built between 1869 and 1900 in time for the world expo, it is art nouveau in design and has numerous lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses. It's a great piece of engineering as it is a ...
Inspired by the Roman Pantheon, its French sister was built in 1744 on the order of Louis XV in honor of St. Genevieve as a thanksgiving for his recovery from a serious illness. After the Revolution, the Church became a cemetery, wh...
La Place des Vosges is one of the most beautiful parks I've seen in Europe. It's in the Les Marais de Paris neighbourhood, very close to La Bastille. The gardens are perfectly manicured, with colorful fountains. It's surrounded ...
Dedicated to Mary Magdalene, this landmark church, which I knew about from an Art History course, surprised me in the grandeur of its Roman temple style figures. Construction began in 1764, was halted because of the French Revolutio...
The wooden arts bridge crosses the Seine, connecting the Louvre to the Institute of France (seen in the photo). What I love about this bridge is its location. It is well located and you won't deviate much from the classic circuit of...
The Gothic jewel Sainte Capelle stands out for its stained glass windows and is considered by some to be the greatest example of occidental architecture in the world. For the devotee, it's like a door to heaven. It has 15 windows s...
The Hotel de Ville is in the place of the same name, between the Seine and the rue Rivoli, it's a reconstruction of the original that burned down in 1871. It's facade has sculptures of famous French men (Voltaire, Rousseau, Charles ...
My stroll down the Champs Elysees was one of the best memories that I have of the French capital. I remember going at my own pace, quiet, just going for a walk. I visited a few shops, stopped for a moment to have a coffee, and then...
If you look, you can spot this late Gothic tower on the river, reflecting the love of medieval defensive towers in the sixteenth century. Built around 1523, it is all that remains of a Church, a meeting point for pilgrims on their w...
Simply Trocadero Square is a great vantage point for seeing the Eiffel Tower. Upon exiting the subway, take the exit "Tour Eiffel". Reach an plaza full of tourists and souvenir sellers. Passing between these, cross the Palais de Cha...
This tower allows us to have a fabulous view of the city of Paris and is an alternative to the typical climb of the Eiffel Tower, though I would recommended going up at least once. But if you've been up, you can go up the towering s...
The banks of the Seine, in French called "Quais" (pronounced "que") which means spring, are a place of life on sunny days and summer nights. They are an ideal place to sunbathe or walk and see the famous "Paris Plage", where sand fi...
Walking across the bridge, strolling along the Seine, we found a replica of the Statue of Liberty or rather "Statue de la Liberté, that was given to the United States by the French to mark the occasion of the centenary of its indepe...
I would tell people who plan to visit La Défense to realise that the underground ticket when traveling from Paris since the Défense area despite its proximity to the arch of triumph belongs to the subterranean zone 3 which means tha...
No doubt this church is one of my favorites in Paris. It is bare and you have the feeling of entering a Greek temple until you see the Christian religious symbols. The acoustics of the building are magnificent and the altar is a par...
Go for a movie (the MK2 is close), eat churros, go out inthe bars nearby, go to the Opera Bastille, or the arts and crafts market on Saturday. You will have to pass through Plaza Bastille as part of your Parisian adventures! An exce...
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