Pablo Ruiz Picasso is a well known Spanish painter who ended his life in France. Maybe that’s why there is a Musée Picasso in Paris. It is located at a small street in the wonderful neighborhood of le Marais. You can reach it easily from Place de la Bastille or Place des Vosges, as there are a sufficient number of signs guiding you.Continue reading “Spanish art in Paris”
The catacombs of Paris might be a really interesting sight. There are a lot of tunnels under the city, because for building it a lot of stone was needed, taken from there. Later, when the graveyards where full the skulls and bones where transfered to these tunnels and arranged decoratively.Continue reading “Les Catacombes”
In the northern east of Paris, France you will find the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, an artificial garden with grottos, cliffs and a rope bridge on mountainous ground. It has been created by order of Napolean the 3rd in the 19th century.Continue reading “An artificial English garden”
Not a secret hint by far: if you need a good scoop of ice cream, you should visit Berthillon. Once upon a time long queues built up in front of this source of delicious frozen milk products. Nowadays you can get the ice cream in nearly every coffee bar on Île Saint-Louis.Continue reading “Maison Berthillon”
The Musée d’Orsay is an art museum in Paris, France. It is located within the old train station Gare d’Orsay close to the Seine, within the 7th arrondissement. The railway station – built for the World Exhibition in 1900 – was transformed into a museum in 1977 by order of the French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.Continue reading “Next stop: Art”
It is quite impossible to have problems travelling throughout Paris, France. There are three major public transport systems bringing you everywhere: the metro, the RER and busses. They are very well described online and if you once have a ticket and a network map you are kind of unstopable.
A wonderful gothic cathedral in the center of Paris, France – directly on Île de la Cité. It has been built between 1163 and 1345, offers space for 9000 worshippers and is well known to the world (at least by Victor Hugos “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame“). It is the blueprint for gothic cathedrals around the world.Continue reading “Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris”
I’ve been to Paris, France several times as a child, assisting my parents as a translator with my limited knowledge of French. But there were different things I didn’t know by then and I never visited the bunch of art museums within the city. That is why I booked a hotel in Montmartre and returned for a marathon. Continue reading “High speed sightseeing”