April 25, 2012 was my last day in Paris and I was planning to embark on one more excursion before heading out to the airport. …
Paris Museums: Immigration Museum, Sewer Museum & a Visit to the Gare de Lyon & Promenade Plantee
So far, my stay in Paris had been very enjoyable and interesting, despite all the rainy weather. Well, not surprisingly, April 24, 2012 was another …
Discoveries of Paris: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tour St. Jacques, City Hall & the Marais
After my adventures in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, one of Paris’ most beautiful urban parks, I hopped on the Metro again and exited on …
Paris Attractions: The Picturesque Parc des Buttes Chaumont
April 22, 2012 was another day with very predictably unpredictable weather. One hour it was sunny, then it rained for an hour, then it got …
An Evening Tour of Paris by Bike and Bateau Mouche
Paris by bike and bateau mouche – that sounded like a great – if somewhat unusual – combination to for exploring the French capital. The …
Attractions of Paris: Moulin Rouge, Pigalle, Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est
My explorations of Paris on April 21, 2012 included a walk past some of Paris’s most famous attractions: the Moulin Rouge, Place Pigalle, the historic Gare du Nord and the Gare de l’Est.
Paris Attractions: The Cemeteries of Montmartre
Following my visit to Sacré Coeur I strolled down the southwestern flanks of Montmartre, past the Moulin de la Galette, one of the few windmills left on this iconic hill. It was one of about 14 windmills that once stood here which were used to press grapes and mill wheat.
Montmartre – The Most Romantic Spot in Paris
Montmartre – in many people’s opinions the most romantic area in Paris… This 130 metre high hill is one of the few areas in Paris that have retained their original medieval street layout and were left unscathed by the big rebuilding of Paris in the 1860s.
Paris Attractions: A Sightseeing Tour of all the Major Paris Sights
The famous attractions of Paris are what make the French capital the number one tourist destination in the world. I had been in Paris twice, 20 years ago for a week, and one more time on in 2004 a 6-hour layover during a flight to Spain.