Travel to Paris, France – Episode 428

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The Louvre, Paris

Hear about travel to Paris, France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Annie Sargant and Elyse Riven from Annie and Elyse do a wonderful podcast about France and guide us through a city they love.

This episode gives you an overview of Paris. We talk about staying in an apartment in one of the Paris Arrondissements and when you should come as well as how to get around and what to see first.

We start in a bakery and head to the center of Paris, the Seine and the Ile de la Cité with the magnificent Notre Dame as well as the beautiful Sainte-Chapelle. Take some time to just enjoy the views of the river and the banks of this oldest part of the city.

We discuss our 3 favorite art museums in Paris: Musée D’orsay, l’Orangerie and of course the massive Louvre. Go to the Orsay for the impressionists and for a museum of a manageable size. Go to the Orangerie to see the Water Lilies in a building designed by the artist Monet. Go to the Louvre to see a vast collection of art from all over the world including one of the finest collections of Egyptian art, an excellent statue collection and the mostly disappointing Mona Lisa. Honorable mentions are made of the Rodin Museum, the Cluny and the Centre Pompidou.

Paris is more than just churches and art museums. Take the time to explore the city on foot. We talk about expensive shopping streets and Annie would recommend some of the open air markets and Elyse the square in front of the Centre Pompidou. We head up to the neighborhood of Montmartre with its tourist neighborhoods, French film stars, quiet back streets and views of the city.

Annie and Elyse give you the magic words that will give you better service in any shop in Paris.

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Show Notes

Join Us in France podcast
Paris, France – The City of Lights – Episode 42
Paris Arrondissements map
Chris’s Paris pictures
Paul bakery chain
Paris L’Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour
Paris Metro Map
Paris bus route map
Join Us in France #5 – Notre Dame
Join Us in France #6 – Sainte Chapelle
Chartres Cathedral
Musée D’orsay
Skip the Line: Paris Louvre Museum Guided Tour
Louvre Museum
Join Us in France #21 – The Louvre
Water Lilies by Monet
Musée de l’Orangerie
Place de la Concorde
Le Marais
Rue Bonaparte
Les Invalides (with Napoleon’s tomb)
Join Us in France #8 – The Cluny Museum
Centre Pompidou
4 Days in Paris Itinerary


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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast, and a co-host for This Week in Travel podcast.

4 Responses to “Travel to Paris, France – Episode 428”



Thoroughly enjoyed this episode about Paris, it has been a few years since my last visit to this magnificent city and the talk of museums brought back happy memories. Am always dreaming of Paris and planning my return 🙂

John McCormack


Excellent podcast. I sent an email to Annie Sargent asking if they would invite you on their podcast as a guest. I’d love to hear your views on Paris – or elsewhere in France – from the standpoint as an amateur photographer. I plan to travel to France in 2015 on a photo safari. Thanks again.



Glad you liked it John

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