The Louvre And The Wolves

In your Michelin Guide to Paris you will find an abbreviated plan of the Louvre Palace, which will show you, in a rough way, the successive periods during which this palace was built. However, this plan will only show you what parts were built before Napoleon I; what parts were built during his reign; and […]

The Gardens Of The Tuileries

Not every tourist who comes to Paris on a short trip will have a chance to see the Gardens of the Tuileries, for they are not open to vehicular traffic-not even go-carts and are not, therefore, on the itineraries of the customary sight-seeing tours. If your sight-seeing in Paris will be limited to these tours, […]

Place De La Concorde

Extending from the Seine all the way to the Rue de Rivoli is the Place de la Concorde, the largest and the most famous single square in Paris. It probably would be possible to come to Paris and miss this square if (a) your hotel were located somewhere in the Latin Quarter and you never […]

The Champs-Elysees

Of all the names we associate with Paris that of the Champs-Elysees is, next to Notre-Dame, the name which reminds us of the splendor of Paris more than any other. Part of this is, of course, due to its splendid beginning at the Place de la Concorde, and the other part is, no doubt, due […]

The Church Of Saint Sulpice And Thereabouts

One of the places that I would want to include on any visit to Paris, if I had any time at all, would be the Church of Saint Sulpice. This famous church is located in the same district we have been exploring when we visited the Quartier de la Monnaie, for both the Mint, the […]

The Madeleine Church

Well, here we are again, ready for another stroll. If you have been waiting for me very long, you may have noticed that the front of the Café de la Paix faces the Boulevard des Capucines. This is one of the sections of the Grand Boulevards I mentioned to you two days ago, and as […]

The Quais And The Quartier De La Monnaie

When we speak of the quais of Paris, we generally mean the quais which run along both banks of the Seine around the Ile de la Cite and the Ile St. Louis. There are, of course, many other famous quais in Paris, such as the oft-mentioned Quai d’Orsay, for all the avenues which run along […]

The Rue Mouffetard And The Botanical Gardens

Well, here we are again and at the same spot I left you yesterday. If you happened to have missed the section of Philippe Auguste’s wall when we were at the Pantheon yesterday afternoon, we can take a walk down there now because we will be starting our walking tour this afternoon only a short […]

The Gardens Of Luxembourg

Many years ago, when I first started to get acquainted with Paris, I did most of my sightseeing on foot. After studying the maps I kept in my hotel room, I would pick out the points of interest I wanted to see that day, and then make my way to them on foot. If the […]

The Pantheon – The Glory Of France

Standing in the very heart of the Latin Quarter, on slightly raised ground known as the Montagne Saint Genevieve, is France’s famous hall of fame, known as the Pantheon. It stands among rather scholarly surroundings, for the Sorbonne, the famous University of Paris, is only a short distance away, and practically everyone of the buildings […]