Travel Journey of the Week: Louvre

I am mixing things up this week by providing a museum as our travel journey of the week.  The Louvre is filled with an unimaginable number of masterpieces.  Let’s share what we have discovered in the former palace.  Here is how you can contribute: 1. Each Sunday, a place will be set as the theme…

Jardin de Tuileries

The Tuileries garden is like a red carpet (or perhaps green) that flows from the Louvre.  One of my favorite activities in Paris is finding one of those reclining green chairs near a fountain, and plopping myself down for some period of time.  When I think about slowing down, and taking Paris in, this is…

Paris by Métro: One Sight Stops

My top 10 Métro stops blog series has ended, yet there are some sights that deserve some recognition.  The problem is, there isn’t really anything major to see in the area other than one or two sights.  Today I am featuring those Métro stops. 1. Porte de Clignancourt The Marche aux Puces of Saint Ouen…

Paris by Métro: Place Monge

Place Monge at a Glance Line=7 Arrondissement=5th Sights Within 1 Kilometer: North Arénes de Lutéce-130m Arab World Institute-800m Île Saint Louis-1km East Grande Mosque of Paris-300m Jardin des Plantes-700m Seine/Quais-900m South Place Monge Market-38m West Rue Mouffetard-230m Hemingway’s Home-270m Philippe Auguste Wall-450m Saint-Étienne-du-Mont-600m Panthéon-750m Sorbonne/Latin Quarter-1km Jardin de Luxembourg-1km Sight Details North Arénes de Lutéce:…

Paris by Métro: Charles de Gaulle – Étoile

Charles de Gaulle – Étoile at a Glance Lines: 1, 2, and 6 Arrondissement: 8th/17th Sights Within 1 Kilometer East Champs-Élysées-190m Thomas Jefferson Home-650m Ladurée-700m Parc Monceau-1km South Arc de Triomphe-0m Sight Details East Champs-Élysées: There aren’t as many places to visit near this métro stop, but the sights are quintessential Paris.  The Champs-Élysées is an…

Paris by Métro: Opéra

Opéra at a Glance Lines=3, 7, 8 Arrondissement=9th Tip=This is a big station. Sights Within 1 Kilometer: North Palais Garnier-230m Roissybus Stop-250m Boulevard Haussman-350m Galeries Lafayette-400m Printemps-550m East Bourse-750m Passage des Panoramas-800m Passage Jouffroy-800m Gallopin Brasserie-800m Galerie Colbert-850m Galerie Vivienne-900m South Palais Royal-1km West Fragonard Parfumerie-240m Place Vendome-450m Gare Saint-Lazare-750m Angelina-800m Madeline Church-1km Tuileries Garden-1km…

Travel Journey of the Week: Paris

For the first journey, I thought I’d pick the place that I last visited.  There is so much that can be shared about Paris, so hopefully this will be an easy topic for our first challenge.  What makes the city so great?  Here is how you can contribute: 1. Each Sunday, a place will be…

Paris by Métro: République

République at a Glance Lines=3, 5, 8, 9, 11 Arrondissement=3rd Tip=There is more than one exit for this metro.  Knowing the street you want to exit on can save you some time and walking. Sights Within 1 Kilometer: North Canal Saint-Martin-450m Chez Prune-600m Hôtel du Nord-800m Pink Flamingo-850m Jardin Villemin-1km East Hôpital Saint-Louis-1km South Place…

The Language of Food in France Part 1

Visiting France is a culinary overload.  There are fromageries, boulangeries, and charcuteries.  What does it all mean?  Follow the slideshow tutorial to learn the basics.

Paris by Métro: Saint Sulpice

Saint Sulpice at a Glance Line=4 Arrondissement=6th Sights Within 1 Kilometer: North Les Deux Magots– 300m Café de Flore– 300m Saint Germain des Prés- 350m Delacroix Museum– 550m Oscar Wilde’s Hotel- 650m Seine/Quais- 900m Pont des Arts- 1km East Saint Sulpice– 300m Man Ray’s Home and Studio- 350m Musée de Luxembourg-500m Palais du Luxembourg– 650m…