Paris Off The Beaten Path

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  • Walking Around, Paris

    1. Walking Around

    Had arrived from Africa eleven months ago at CDG , Paris, enough time to get to the correct gate to connect to YUL Just before boarding, passport checked but was prevented from boarding, . . . . . to...

  • Montmartre & Sacré Coeur, Paris

    2. Montmartre & Sacré Coeur

    A wonderful old Church next to the more famous sacre cœur at 2 Rue du Mont Cenis, 75018 Paris;this is the Church of Saint Pierre or Peter. While writing about Saint Denis, the Passio Sancti...

  • Movies and Paris, Paris

    3. Movies and Paris

    On the corner of rue des Trois Freres and rue Androuet is the well known ( in Montmartre) grocers, familiarly called "La Maison Collignon", now the "Marché de la Butte". This is the site of the...

  • Galleries & Passages, Paris

    4. Galleries & Passages

    This “Courtyard of the Bear” dates from the early 19th century and is still the site of some furniture shops and cabinetmakers. Since 2007 this courtyard is also the address of a voluntary movement...

  • The Statue of Liberty, Paris

    5. The Statue of Liberty

    If you like to jog, picnic or just enjoy a quiet moment in Paris with great view of the Eiffel Tower, visit L’ile des Cygnes (The Swan Island). This green oasis right in the middle of the river Seine,...

  • Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

    6. Père Lachaise Cemetery

    This large cemetery in the 20th arrondissement is popular with tourists because some famous people are buried here. If you go in at the main entrance you can get a map to help you find the graves of...

  • Versailles, Paris

    7. Versailles

    Adjacent to the big palace, a wing with the name of Grand Trianon was built in 1687 to replace the "Trianon de porcelaine" used by Louis XIV in his unofficial loving affairs. The building has an...

  • Claude Monet's Garden in Giverny, Paris

    8. Claude Monet's Garden in Giverny

    If you are in Paris for more than a few days why not pay a day visit to one of the many wonderul Castles, Chateaux or Cathedrales located on the Paris outskirts? With some only from a short 40 min...

  • Le Marais, Paris

    9. Le Marais

    This house in the fourth arrondissment is where I lived for two months in October/November 1962, and again in October/November 1966. They have fixed the windows since then, and installed a...

  • Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris

    10. Parc des Buttes Chaumont

    This is the third biggest park in Paris, after Tuileries and Villette, and it includes such unusual features as man-made cliffs (the only cliffs in Paris, as far as I know), a man-made lake, a...

  • Literary Paris, Paris

    11. Literary Paris

    Here at what is now the corner of Rue d’Auteuil and Avenue Théophile Gautier is where the seventeenth century playwright Molière (1622-1673) once lived – not in this same house, which was built later,...

  • Street Art, Paris

    12. Street Art

    This huge painting of a detective, by Jean Le Gac (born 1936) is also on the wall of a building at Place Fréhel, Rue de Belleville. "Accustomed to the allusive style of the painter, the young...

  • Romance & The Erotic, Paris

    13. Romance & The Erotic

    It should not be a surprise that Paris has a Musée de l'Erotisme ("Museum of the Erotic"). If this genre of art appeals to you, you will find this museum fascinating. The collection is extensive,...

  • Saint Eustache & Les Halles, Paris

    14. Saint Eustache & Les Halles

    Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683) was one of the principal government ministers during the reign of King Louis XIV. Like Louvois, his colleague and rival, Colbert had the reputation of being an able...

  • Moufftard/Arène de Lutèce/Mosque/IMA, Paris

    15. Moufftard/Arène de Lutèce/Mosque/IMA

    Rue Moufettard- has a night market and lots of restaurants in the Latin quarter. It is the hangout for students from the university of Paris. A great place to spend an evening and get a feel for real...

  • La Seine and Its Bridges, Paris

    16. La Seine and Its Bridges

    Mirabeau Bridge (Le Pont Mirabeau) is well known in France because of the poem of the same name by Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 – 1918), a sad and deceptively simple poem about the end of a love...

  • Les Égouts, Paris

    17. Les Égouts

    This inconspicuous kiosk at the south end of Alma Bridge looks as though it might be the secret entrance to some underground world – which in fact it is, since it is the entrance to the Museum of the...

  • Chinatown, Paris

    18. Chinatown

    On my quest to satisfy my craving for Thai food, I took the advice of some Chowhound friends and went to both Chinatowns. This is Chinatown in Belleville. Unlike Chinatown in the 13th arrondissement,...

  • Passy, Paris

    19. Passy

    As I mentioned on my Wildbad im Schwarzwald page, one of the mysteries of operatic history is why the composer Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) abruptly stopped composing in 1829 at the age of 37, when...

  • Basilique Saint Denis, Paris

    20. Basilique Saint Denis

    When I was researching what to see and do in Paris, I came across the Basilica of Saint Denis near Paris. I read it was the burial site of French monarchs, which makes it comparable to Westminster...

  • Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

    21. Centre Georges Pompidou

    The Centre Georges Pompidou, AKA the Beaubourg, is one of the famous modern buildings of Paris. People tend to either love it or hate it but few are ambivalent. It is a bit jarring to see the stark...

  • La Défense, Paris

    22. La Défense

    The trip to the "island" of La Defense is several kilometers long, and somewhat boring. The monotony is broken in Porte Maillot with an ugly but simultaneously appealing building. A simulated odd...

  • Parc Monceau, Paris

    23. Parc Monceau

    200-300 kms is a long radius to travel and see gardens, there is a site that has them all ;its the offical committee site and have descriptions of thousands of toenjoy it, many in big towns too...

  • Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris

    24. Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

    This is a huge park enclosing several places, day and night activities. Main entrance is at 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, the easiest way to get here is by metro once in Paris.line 5 at Porte de Pantin...

  • Disneyland Paris, Paris

    25. Disneyland Paris

    At 25 kilometers of the city of Paris you will find Disneyland Paris. And ever since the opening of Space Mountain and the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Disneyland Paris has a variety of good...

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