Beautiful Gothic Cathedral. The rose window is really a work of art. The relatively recent cleaning of the facade has made the church even more beautiful, as you can see what it must have looked like several hundred years ago
If you have been to Versailles first and feel like you are getting a bit of deja vu, don't worry, that isn't surprising. Vaux-le-Vicomte in many ways was the inspiration for Versailles. It was a palace built by one of Louis XIV's ministers. When he visited it, he could not believe a...more
Fontainebleau is a lovely palace just south of Paris. It was first a royal hunting lodge, and then later outfitted into a royal palace. It was the favored retreat of Napoleon, and how can argue, it is a very beautiful palace.
Not too far from Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle is Paris's Gothic crown jewel. I don't know if there is a more spectacular example of Gothic architecture in the world. The stain glass windows are divine. Sainte Chapelle is an absolute must see among the hundreds of must sees in Paris...more
The old Latin Quarters is the area nearby Sorbonne university and the homes of students and intellectuals for hundreds of years. Enjoy walking through the narrow streets, and partake of the many bistros and cafes.
This museum used to be an old train station, which was built in the beaux-art style. This makes the building itself a work of art worthy of the many beautiful pieces inside. The museum is dedicated mostly to impressionist and post-impressionist artists like Monet, Degas, Gauguin and Van Gogh. It is a...more
Montmartre is a lovely neighborhood of Paris in the 18th arrondissement. Most tourist visit it to see Sacre-Coeur, though the neighborhood is also famous for being the home to many painters like Picasso and Salvador Dali
Massive white church atop montmartre. It is impossible to miss. Sacre-Coeur is a popular tourist destination and with good reason. The building is quite impressive and the views of the city from the church are also worthwhile. The church is in a neo-Romanesque-byzantine style which gives it a...more