Taking Paris by Storm

Taking Paris by Storm
... each year on July 14th, this French National holiday commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille prison during the French Revolution.  In Paris, festivities include a military parade, plenty of joyous merry-making and concludes with fireworks. The impressive Arc de Triomphe sits at one end of the Champs des Elysees Here are some great viewing locations in Paris: Hotel Raphael – You can grab a front row seat for the parade at this hotel that’s located just steps away from the Arc...
June 5th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: France, Holiday events, Paris

‘Before Sunset’ tour of Paris

‘Before Sunset’ tour of Paris
... of travel movie. Jesse and Celine (the main characters reunited 10 years after the events of Before Sunrise) slowly stroll through the streets of Paris, walk through parks, have coffee and take a tourist boat, while talking about everything that happened to them in the past decade. The movie became a cult classic, and below I assembled a visual inventory of all locations they visited on their evening together, along with an interactive map that you can access on the right (or at the bottom of...
December 10th, 2009 | Slava Sakhnenko | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: featuredphoto, Movie Map, Paris

Most Beautiful Bookshops

Most Beautiful Bookshops
... in it’s signature neo-gothic style, way back in 1906, and was selling books ever since. Photo by Richard Nurcombe Shakespeare and Company Paris, France – Shakespeare and Co. is possibly the most famous bookstore in the world. You probably read about it in Hemmingway’s books, or saw it in Before Sunset and, perhaps, more recently, in Julie and Julia (ALSO: Season 3 of Highlander). The current location is actually it’s second – the original was closed down during the Nazi...
November 17th, 2009 | Slava Sakhnenko | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Buenos Aires, featuredphoto, Hay-on-wye, Maastricht, Paris, Porto

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower & Champ-de-Mars in Paris, France See Also: Eiffel’s New Clothes by The Paris Traveler Related places: A Eiffel Tower View Details and Book if (GBrowserIsCompatible()) { map = new GMap2(document.getElementById('places_map3')); var bb = null; map.setCenter(new...
October 7th, 2009 | Slava Sakhnenko | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Dusk Setting on the City, Eiffel, featuredphoto, Paris, Tower

Eiffel Tower on the Cheap

... this year, the Eiffel Tower (map) celebrated its 120th anniversary.  And what a 120 years it’s been! Located beside the River Seine (map) in Paris, France, the Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in the city. Following its completion in 1889, it was the tallest structure in the world, and remained so until the Chrysler Building (map) in New York City displaced it from that top spot. Originally built as the entrance arch for the Paris World’s Fair, also commemorating the 100-year anniversary...
July 18th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: architecture, Attractions, buildings, Eiffel-Tower, France, Paris, Sightseeing in Europe

A FREE Stroll on the Champs-Élysées

... my budget can afford.  But, a stroll down one of the most recognized streets in the world, looking at the luxury and specialty shops is still a Paris experience not to be missed. Avenue des Champs-Élysées (map) is just over a mile and a quarter long, stretching from the Place de la Concorde (map) to the Arc de Triomphe (map) in the 9th arrondissement.  While luxury shopping, specialty shops, cafes and restaurants occupy this spot today, it was also the location of the famous marches that celebrated...
June 9th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Champs-Elysées, fashion, Paris, People Watching, Shopping

Budget Travel: Le Sandwich

Today we have a guest post from Kim Poulin, who blogs about Paris at The Paris Traveler.  Kim became fascinated with Paris as a young girl, and we’re very fortunate that the fascination continues, allowing her to share her passion and knowledge of the city with all of us.  Although Paris is usually thought of as an expensive city, today Kim shares with us an affordable Paris option. When one speaks of budget travel, immediately backpacks, youth hostels, sleeping on trains or crashing in apartments...
May 30th, 2009 | Kim Poulin | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: cheap eats, Food & Beverage, France, Paris, Restaurants & Bars, sandwiches