Gare de Lyon – France’s Third Busiest Railway Station

Gare de Lyon

GARE DE LYON WAS BUILT FOR THE WORLD EXPOSITION OF 1900: Gare de Lyon, in the 12th arrondissement, is one of the six main terminus railway stations in Paris. Built for the World Exposition of 1900, the architecture of the building reflects the building style of the period, with a huge clock tower being its […]

Musée Carnavalet – A Superb Paris History Museum

Musée Carnavalet

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries: Musée Carnavalet The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Seine are some of the iconic attractions that most visitors head for when they arrive in Paris. However, if you want to get an appreciation of the history of Paris, from the beginning to the present time, the […]

Palais de Justice

Palace of Justice

THE PALACE OF JUSTICE – A PLACE OF TERROR DURING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: At 4 boulevard du Palais, on Ile de la Cité, is the Palais de Justice, one of the most important official buildings in Paris. The “Palace of Justice” stands on a site that had been a place of government since Roman times […]

Place Dauphine – Named for the Dauphin of France

Paris Square

PLACE DAUPHINE WAS ANOTHER OF HENRI IV’S PUBLIC SQUARE PROJECTS: Place Dauphine, near the western end of the Île de la Cité, was another of his civic projects. The “Good King Henry” built the public square in 1607 and named it for his son Louis XIII, the Dauphin of France, a title for the heir […]

Square du Vert-Galant – Named after an Amorous King

Square du Vert-Galant

SQUARE DU VERT-GALANT IS AN ECOLOGICAL GREEN SPACE IN THE HEART OF PARIS: At the western tip of the Île de la Cité, at the Pont Neuf end, is a little green space called Square du Vert-Galant. The square was named after Henry IV whose nickname was “Vert-Galant” (“Green Gallant”). The old king had a […]

360° Paris Views from Montparnasse Tower

Tour Maine-Montparnasse

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE FAMOUS SIGHTS OF PARIS FROM MONTPARNASSE TOWER: When Tour Montparnasse was completed in 1973, it was the tallest skyscraper in France. The Montparnasse Tower is mainly occupied by offices but the Panoramic Floor on level 56 and the roof-terrace are open to the public. They claim that the terrace provides […]

An Enjoyable Marché Edgar Quinet Visit

Marché Edgar Quinet

MARCHE EDGAR QUINET IS AN OPEN MARKET IN THE 14TH ARRONDISSEMENT: Montparnasse is a district that we didn’t managed to visit during our previous visits to Paris. With so much to see and do in the centre of Paris, Montparnasse often gets bypassed. But on this trip we had a special reason to come to […]

The World of Canes at M. Segas

Walking Canes at M. Segas

From Classical Canes to Decorative Walking Sticks, M. Segas Has an Impressive Range of Canes: Paris is full of interesting shops and one of the curious and wonderful shops we checked out was the Segas antique cane shop in the Passage Jouffroy in the 9th arrondissement. M. Segas has been in the cane business for […]

Gare du Nord – Europe’s Busiest Train Station

Gare du Nord

Paris’s Busiest Train Station, the Gare du Nord, is also the Busiest in Europe: Gare du Nord is the busiest of Paris’s six terminus stations, followed by Gare Saint-Lazare and Gare de Lyon. As the name implies, the station services trains for the north of France as well as train services to the UK, Belgium, […]

Gare Saint-Lazare – The Second Busiest Paris Train Station

Paris Saint-Lazare

Intercity Trains to Normandy Leave from Gare Saint-Lazare, the Second Busiest Train Station: For train travel to Rouen, Le Havre, Dieppe, Caen and Cherbourg, Gare Saint-Lazare is the station for you. Gare Saint-Lazare is the terminus for the long distance intercity trains that travel to and from Normandy. The regional Transilien trains to the west and […]