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 […]

Opéra Garnier – A Grand Paris Opera House

Palais Garnier, Paris

Palais Garnier is a Paris Opera House fit for an Emperor: You don’t have to be an opera buff to appreciate the Palais Garnier which is also known as the Opéra de Paris or the Opéra Garnier, or more commonly referred to as the Paris Opéra.  Located on the Place de l’Opéra in Paris’ 9th […]

Musée Grévin: waxworks that live!

Musée Grévin Wax Museum

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries – Musée Grévin Before I visited the Musée Grévin in Paris, I was doubtful about enjoying a wax museum visit. But the Musée Grévin’s 450 or so wax figures soon changed my misconception of wax museums being just rooms full of emotionless wax models of significant individuals or movie stars. […]

Sainte-Chapelle – Famous for its Stunning Stained Glass

Sainte-Chapelle's stained glass windows

Sainte-Chapelle – A Royal Chapel Full of History and Famous for its Stained Glass: Long before we visited Sainte-Chapelle, I’d already seen many pictures of its exquisite stained glass windows. And, although it is said that a picture paints a thousand words, nothing quite prepares you for the stunning beauty of Sainte-Chapelle’s stained glass windows, […]

Pigalle – A District Famous for its Raunchy Nightlife

Paris Nightlife

The Pigalle District is Notorious for its Sex Shops, Adult Shows and Raunchy Nightlife: Except for a visit to the Moulin Rouge, the Pigalle district is not high on the list of many visitors’ must-visit Paris destinations, unless of course if you’re one of those visitors for whom the sex shops, adult entertainment, video stores, […]

Musée National du Moyen-Age: Thermes et Hôtel de Cluny

Courtyard and Tower

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries: Museum of the Middle Ages: Small but eminently important, the Musée National du Moyen-Age (National Museum of the Middle Ages), has a range of medieval sculptures and artifacts dedicated to the everyday life, the art and history of France during the Middle Ages. Located right in the Latin Quarter, the […]

Maison de Victor Hugo – Victor Hugo’s Apartment in Paris

Maison de Victor Hugo

The Maison de Victor Hugo Shows the Boundless Creative Talent of this Writer: Located in the south-eastern corner of Place des Vosges is the Maison de Victor Hugo, the apartment that Victor Hugo rented and lived in with his family for sixteen years. Although the richly decorated rooms that you see here are reconstructions of certain […]

Musée de la Poupée – Paris Dolls Museum

Paris Dolls Museum

Musée de la Poupée – A Paris Museum Sure to Delight Kids: An unusual Paris museum that is a good bet for children is the Musée de la Poupée, a private museum in the heart of the historic toy district in Paris 3rd arrondissement. With a permanent collection of some 600 dolls made between 1800 […]

Cimetière du Montparnasse – A Famous Paris Cemetery

Montparnasse Cemetery

Montparnasse Cemetery – The final resting place of many Legendary Artists and Intellectuals: Spread over an area of 19 hectares, Cimetière du Montparnasse is the second largest cemetery in Paris after Père Lachaise. Like Père Lachaise, it is the final resting place of many of France’s intellectual and artistic elites. A number of famous foreign […]

Espace Dalí – The Surreal World of Dalí in Montmartre

Dalí Museum Paris

Espace Dalí has the largest collection of Dalí sculptures in France: Fans of Dalí will not want to miss a visit to Espace Dalí in Montmartre. In this small, but very well presented gallery is a magnificent collection of Dalí’s most important works including sculptures, lithographs, illustrations, engravings and other mediums. This permanent exhibition is […]