18 Paris Métro Stations – Match Style with your Mood

Paris shows its beauty at every corner including in its Métro. The interior design of the Paris Métro is not to be missed. While discovering Paris on foot, you may end your enchanting day trip by entering any of the following culturally-rich stations, appreciating the stunning design, then hopping onto a train back home. As … Continue reading 18 Paris Métro Stations – Match Style with your Mood

The Art of Paris Métro Signs and Entrances

Discovering Paris on foot includes the notion of enjoying the Paris Métro and this article is dedicated to the elegant Paris Métro signs that steal the Eiffel Tower’s show. Discovering Paris includes discovering the beauty of its Métro. MÉTRO Signs There are many different types of Métro signs. Some stations even have unique signs. All … Continue reading The Art of Paris Métro Signs and Entrances

Eiffel Tower Firework Display – Once-in-a-Lifetime Event

On the day before 14 July my landlord had a short chat with me and mentioned that I should not miss the Eiffel Tower firework display. Well, I thought that I might “take a look”, and assumed that it would just be another firework display. But for my landlord, I would never have known that … Continue reading Eiffel Tower Firework Display – Once-in-a-Lifetime Event

The Eiffel Tower from Different Perspectives

Approaching the Eiffel Tower following any of these 3 routes starting from the Beaugrenelle Quartier means savoring the Tower from different perspectives. From Promenade d’Australie If you walk along Quai de Grenelle, when you pass Pont de Bir-Hakeim, you will enter a green esplanade called Promenade d’Australie. Raise your eyes and you see the Eiffel … Continue reading The Eiffel Tower from Different Perspectives

Smitten By the Beaugrenelle Shopping Mall

I fell in love with the Beaugrenelle Shopping Mall when I was visiting Paris and staying in the 15th arrondissement. I can honestly say that for me, it’s as impressive as the Eiffel Tower. A “Home” to Relax in I’m not a shopper. But I have frequented this shopping mall numerous times. It was my … Continue reading Smitten By the Beaugrenelle Shopping Mall

The Secret to Discovering the Real Paris

To explore the real Paris, you need to experience it like a local, staying in a Parisian home rather than a hotel. It’s not a dream. I have been staying in authentic Parisian homes since my first visit to Paris with the help of Airbnb.com, a website that connects travelers with local residents, with a … Continue reading The Secret to Discovering the Real Paris

The Imperfect Beauty of Paris – What to Know before Visiting Paris

I was exposed to French culture for the first time in my early teens when I heard the song “Si la vie est cadeau” (“If Life is a Gift”) sung by Corinne Hermès, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1983. I learnt the French language and a lot about Paris a decade later, but … Continue reading The Imperfect Beauty of Paris – What to Know before Visiting Paris

First Sight of Paris

Walking out the door of the Cinéma Gaumont Pathé Beaugrenelle on Rue Linois, your pleasant walking tour of Paris officially begins. Across the street Rue Linois, you’ll see a typical French newsstand. Walking along Rue Linois towards the West, you’ll find a Vélib’ bicycle sharing station on your right and a Morris column (Colonne Morris), … Continue reading First Sight of Paris