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: 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…

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…

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…

Paris by Metro: École Militaire

École Militaire at a Glance Line=8 Arrondissement=7th Tip=This metro stop involves more walking.  The metro stops seem to be fewer and far between in the 7th.  École Militaire is the most centrally located exit for exploring this area.  Wear your walking shoes if you plan on seeing most of these sights. Sights Within 1 Kilometer (Well,…

Paris by Métro: Abbesses

Abbesses at a Glance Line=12 Arrondissement=18th Tip=Use the elevator.  There are a lot of stairs. Sights Within 1 Kilometer: North Mural of Je T’aime-52m Picasso’s Studio-300m Espace Salvador Dali-400m Moulin de la Galette-500m Renoir’s Home-500m Montmartre Vineyard-600m Square Suzanne Buisson-600m Musée de Montmartre-650m Au Lapin Agile-650m East Funicular-400m Place du Tertre-400m Sacre Coeur Basilica-550m West…

Paris Metro 101

The Paris Metro is like arteries hidden under the city skin.  These tunnels take you all over the city.  I love rising from the Metro to find unexplored territory, or a grand sight right before me.  Some people may be intimidated by the system, but it really is efficient and much more affordable than a…

Coming to a Blog Near You

While taking up space at the Victor Hugo Cafe in the Place des Vosges square, I came up with an idea for a mini-guidebook series about Paris.  Yes, I realize there are probably more guidebooks available on Paris than the number of people that live in my hometown, but I think there is always room…