Showing posts with label Paris. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paris. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Enjoying Paris Travel

Paris - Photo: Pixabay
Taking tours to Paris can be very educational and enjoyable as well. When taking a tour they are already planned out for you and sometimes you will have a guide to tell you about each stop you make along the way.

One of the most important stops you may have on a tour is the La Louvre. Take a walk around the outside and you will see as much as you would when going inside. Notice the fountain standing at the front entrance with the walkway going around it. Inside the La Louvre, you will be able to see the one and only La Pyramid. Check out the shape. At night when it is, all lit up you will see the beauty you will never forget. Looking out of the Louvre you can see the Buran Statues in the Paris Royal. 

Go inside the Pyramid and you will see the winding staircase going straight to the top.  Get a haircut while inside at one of the many salons.

Visit the Palais Royal and see most beautiful fountain Le Jardin des Tuileries. The Place de la Concorde is in the same area. Visit them at night and see the beautiful lighthouses and fountains all around them. Another great place to go is the Les Champs-Elysees at night where an archway stands with trees lining both sides of the street to the entrance; ride a train or drive through the arch.

Want to see the famous Montmartre Cabaret of Moulin Rouge. It is a huge building with the great windmill sitting on the rood.

You can also visit Paris from the sky by flying over the Seine River. See the fantastic view over the rooftops. Take a boat ride down the River and see the Passer Elle des Arts known as the Lover’s meeting place. The view down the River is out of this world with everything lit up drawing everyone’s attention. The Eiffel tower is located on the Seine River as well and when passing you can enjoy the many fountains all around it. 

When taking your tour down the river noticed the water level, it is 30 feet below the street.  The river is lined with walls of stone with ivy growing through in places; the walls have iron rings hanging on the walls to represent the past ages.  On each side of the river, it has many trees and shrubs and up on the street more trees looking over the river.  There are 32 bridges crossing the Seine River with old buildings and riverboats between them.  Look at the water while taking your tour down the river and notice the beautiful colors coming from the buildings and trees with some gardens here and there.

Paris is the capital of France and is over 2,000 years old sitting on an island off the Seine River. The island is 233 miles from the English Channel.



Have you ever wanted to see the L’Hotel de Cluny in the Notre Dame area? The hotel was built to house the monks when coming from Cluny to visit the capital. The L’Hotel de Cluny was turned into a museum in 1844 representing Medieval France.  

Stand outside and look at the beautiful cross-windows in the front and the others are all done in Gothic style. Inside the hotel, you will see many tapestries done in the 15th and 16 century

Visit the great Chapel while on your tour of the Seine River. Inside the Chapel, you will see more tapestries of the Lady and the unicorn of the 16th century, which will inspire you to learn more about Paris.





Wednesday, October 25, 2017

How to Choose Historical Areas to Visit in PARIS

Skulls in the Catacombs, Paris - Photo: Wikimedia
This article is patterned for all you history buffs with insight that opens your mind to all areas of life, including visiting the grave. If you are interested in learning and reliving Paris’s uncivilized history, and don’t mind visiting the dead, you must check out Paris’s Les Catacombs. The tunnels are not suited for everyone, only for those with an open mind to see what it is like to walk in the grave and visit the dead. The tunnels have a disturbing, yet the unique pattern of bones and skulls, fashioned to bring the dead back to life. 

Some people feel that visiting Les-Catacombs in Paris is a waste of time. Yet, the Opinionists fail to realize that history buffs see things in a new light. At Les-Catacombs, you will pay an entry fee of five French dollars. 

Areas around Paris, during the late 1800s, discouraged the average person, since its history of overpopulated cemeteries and deceased souls made the area, one of Paris’s uncivilized environments. The area was filled with filth. For this reason, the councils of the Parisians transferred the deceased to the tunnels of Les-Catacombs. In this, tunnel the bones of millions of dead souls rest. Parisian counsels of France transferred the bones, piling them in various areas around the tunnel. The skull of these dead people is piled in areas of the tunnel, and put together in reverse/front fashion. The bones are disturbing to many since these dead peoples structures were fashioned in a way that it appears as faces and transverse structures, i.e. in the shape of crosses. 




Throughout the tunnels are spiral stairways. Once you begin walking down the stairs, you will spot eye sockets of the deceased. The tunnels become present as you continue down the stairs. As you continue down the stairs and into the dirt tunnels, you are approaching the graves of many deceased souls, which at this point you cannot turn back. Since underground tunnels and graves are chilling you, want to make sure that you wear proper attire to keep you warm. Keep in mind you will get the residue of the deceased on you. If this bothers you, perhaps you can wear attire that shields your clothes and flesh. 

Throughout the walk, you will notice the walls. The walls are filled with plagues, yet observers say that the information is written in French. This makes sense since the tunnels were designed in the 1800s. In view of the fact, you may want to learn a bit of French before visiting the tunnel. Ultimately, if you have a French interpreting, or friend who speaks French, take him/her with you. 

NOTE: Because people have stolen bones from the tunnels, as you return to the starting point, the staff will inspect your bags. 

How to decide if  Les-Catacombs is right for you or your children: 
Les-Catacombs is not intended for people who fear closed areas, underground arenas, etc. If you have claustrophobia, perhaps you would enjoy visiting other attractions in Paris instead. Children into history, or intending to prepare a future in science, etc, may enjoy this experience, however, most will feel threatened by the environment. Take care to consider your children’s likes, explain first to them what they will visit, and ask the children if this is something they want to see. 



The experience for children could be a learning experience that opens their eyes to the reality of death and graves. If your children cannot handle this, however, or have emotional reactions easily, visit other attractions in Paris. 

Where is Les-Catacombs located in France? 
Les-Catacombs is at the first Place, Denfert-Rochereau. The tunnels are open Tuesday through Friday between 2pm and 4pm. On Saturday and Sunday, the tunnel is open from 2 pm to 4 pm also. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Discovering PARIS

Seine de la Tour Eiffel
Seine de la Tour Eiffel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
How to discover Paris: 
Visiting Paris gives you many options to consider. Most tours will guide you through the history of Paris. Tours are known to take tourist around Paris during the day and night hours respectively. Some tour guides offer you pick up and drop off at your hotel and others will just pick you up. The length of time it takes varies depending on the tour and how much time you have. There are many choices to choose from.

How about a city tour taking up 3 ½ hours of your time with a guide and a minibus to take you to see the most major sites of Paris. As you come upon these sites your guide with telling you the history of each area you visit, making it an enjoyable and a learning experience for everyone.

Don’t have 3 ½ hours then take a shorter tour of the city. See the must-see spots in the capital city of France in 2 hours instead. The trip will be shorter but just as enjoyable.

Have a little more time than 2 or 3 hours to tour the city. How about seeing the entire major spots of the city and ends your tour with lunch at the Eiffel tower. The bus will pick you up at your hotel but your return will be on your own. You’ll be able to see monuments, landmarks with the learning of history behind each one from your guide. End your tour at the Eiffel Tower for lunch. Because you have come here on a guided tour, there is no waiting at the elevator to take you to the restaurant and a table will be waiting for you. In Paris, you will enjoy sending a postcard back home with a stamp of the Eiffel Tower printed on the stamp. 

Tours can be chosen in many different packages. Take a tour of the city and a short cruise down the Seine River. This package will only take 2 hours of your time.

Want to make a day of it. Try the city tour, lunch and cruise all in one package. A minibus will pick you up at your hotel and then there is a 2-hour orientation of the hot spots in the city of Paris. Go right on your tour of the city to the Seine River for more excitement on your cruise. You’ll be riding down the river in a glassed-in boat making the perfect view for everyone aboard. Classic French music will be played from time to time for the relaxed mood while your having your lunch. Upon your return to the Eiffel Tower, you’ll go around the Statue of Liberty.




If you feel adventurous why not have lunch at the Eiffel Tower followed by a Cruise down the Seine River. Sounds fun doesn’t it. The bus will pick you up at the hotel with this package as well and give you a 2 hours ride around the city. The Eiffel Tower is the next stop for lunch with no waiting in line for the elevator or your table everything will be waiting for you upon your arrival. Enjoy your view and relax the cruise is about to start. Just walk across the street and aboard the boat for more fun and relaxation. You’ll have music to listen to as you ride down the river and the education is the greatest. Enjoy this tour and make your dreams come true.

Want to visit the largest museum in the world? Take the Louvre guided tour package. Here you’ll see many painting beginning from the 16th century. Louvre is known as the Palace of the kings of France. The Louvre has 800 years of history established in 1793.

Have fun with your tour.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Top 10 Things To Do In PARIS

1. Checkout the Markets — A daily Parisian ritual is to rumble through the open air markets to buy fresh food. A not to be missed market is on Rue Montorgueil beginning at Rue Rambuteau (Metro: Les Halles).

2. Flower Market in Ille de la Cite — There is no better way to make your home feel like yours than with fresh flowers purchased along the Seine.

Paris, Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre
Paris, Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3. Fauchon — Gourmet Shopping with over 20,000 specialty food items from all over the globe is a guaranteed way to hone your kitchen skills or bring out your inner chef.

4. Roam Montmartre — Yes, it's touristy and by some standards overrated but it's still Paris at its best so wander and enjoy the Sacre Coeur.

5. Six Feet Under — Bring flowers and pay respects to legendary Americans who called Paris home or in Jim Morrison's case died in Paris. The most famous cemetery in the world Pere Lachaise is worth the visit.

6. Stroll the Seine — If you are fortunate to be sharing your apartment with someone, nothing rekindles a romance faster than a stroll along the Seine ANY time of day

7. Tea Time — England is famous for tea but a Parisian Tea Salon is an experience. Visit the Angelina or Bertillion and experience true tea time grandeur not a soggy watercress sandwich.

8. Write the Great American Novel — Thrive on the inspiration from lingering in a café exploring your inner demons and admiring the enchanting Parisians. It worked for Hemingway.

9. Opera — Visit one of the grand opera houses even if you don't like Opera. The grandeur and people watching in the Bastille and Garnier are wonderful stories you can bring back home
10.Window Shop like a Parisian — The ultra expensive Parisian shops on Fauborg-St. Honore such as Hermes, Dior, LaRoche, Courreges, Cardin and Saint Laurent are a decadent treat...maybe one day