7 Feb, 2017 in Paris

Late last year I had a quick visit to Paris in gloomy cold weather. My previous visits to Paris were more pleasant in terms of weather, but the one perk of visiting Paris during the winter cold is the Christmas market, stretching out through the Champs-Élysées street all the way to the Jardin des Tuileries […]

12 Jan, 2017 in Paris

Had a chance to revisit Paris again recently during gloomy cold weather before Christmas. The des Champs-Elysees street features a lively Christmas market and despite the gloomy weather there were lots of locals and tourists everywhere. At the end of the long avenue is a park that leads to the Louvre, and at the center next to […]

1 May, 2015 in Paris
Carnavalet Museum Paris (1)

If you’re looking for a very Parisian museum to explore a bit of the history of Paris, then you might want to pop in for a visit at the Carnavalet Museum. Within walking distance from The Centre Pompidou and the Jewish area, it’s set in two joint Parisian mansions, going back thousands of years and […]

6 Mar, 2015 in Paris
National Museum of Modern Art - Centre Pompidou  Paris (2)

Paris, without doubt, has some of the best museums in the world. The Louvre is perhaps the most well known, but when it comes to more contemporary art the National Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Pompidou is as good as it gets. Set in one of the most peculiar structures ever built in […]

2 Mar, 2015 in Paris
La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre Paris (19)

In my last visit to Paris I stayed at the Montmartre area and that gave me a lot of opportunities to explore. The number one attraction in that area for tourists is the La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre based on top of a hill allowing you to overlook Paris from above. Since Paris […]

27 Feb, 2015 in Paris
Montmartre Cemetery Paris (5)

On my last visit to Paris, I stayed with a very affordable Airbnb (~60US$/night for a studio) at the very lovely Montmartre neighborhood, filled with wonderful little bakeries, coffee places, and restaurants. Aside from the hip area, there are also a few things to see, like the La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre with […]

19 Jan, 2015 in Champagne
Musée Fort de la Pompelle (1)

Roaming around Champagne there are a few things to see that go beyond wineries, although it is mainly limited to two categories – religion and war. In terms of war, there’s plenty left from the world wars that had a strong impact on France. In Champagne you have the Musée Fort de la Pompelle a […]

18 Jan, 2015 in Champagne
Around Reims (6)

We only spent a day around the lovely town of Reims. We visited the grand cathedral, said hi to the folks at a nearby international psychology conference, and wondered around the old town. But, most importantly for Champagne province, we did the mandatory Champagne tour to hear more about the history of this highly popular […]

17 Jan, 2015 in Paris
Notre Dame de Paris-027

The French catherdals are world famous, but of all of those the Notre Dame is perhaps the most famous of them all. Among the largest in the world, and with the finest French gothic architecture, this is as good as it gets when it comes to catherdals. Though I’ve seen my fair share of catherdals […]

15 Jan, 2015 in Paris
Château of Vincennes - Paris-004

Château of Vincennes on the eastern outskirts of Paris is different than most other Châteaus I visited in France. It’s more a castle than an estate, instead of gardens you’ll find a grand cathedral, and unlike any of the others it has a 52 meters high tower meant to keep the royal family safe in […]

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