Opera Garnier (II)

It was at the request of Napoleon III that Charles Garnier started constructing this new opera house in Paris. This opera house was actually placed strategically at its current location by Napoleon. Near the Louvre and Jardin Tuileries, the opera house could create a “triangle of power” for Napoleon. The first time I visited Garnier, … More Opera Garnier (II)

Sainte Chapelle

Often overlooked because most crowd over to the popular Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle is actually another great place of worship to visit.  Located in the heart of the city at ile de la Cité, this medieval Gothic chapel is embellished with gorgeous stained glass windows. The chapel is divided into the lower chapel and the … More Sainte Chapelle

3 months…

Seeing as I only have a about 3 months left here, I decided that I needed to really soak in Paris…all the bad and all the good, and everything in between. I’ve already done my fair share of ‘tourist activities’ and have pretty much immersed myself into the French life. There are so many neat … More 3 months…

Louvre

Who comes to Paris without going to the Louvre? No. One. You can spend a full day there and it will not e enough.                                 One of the biggest museums in the world housing priceless art works, the Louvre receives … More Louvre

Montmartre

Another area in Paris that I’ve grown quite fond of  is the Montmartre area. However, it is a bit of a trip so I don’t venture there as often as I would like. But since I had ample time on my hands due to my long winter break (the only part about the French education system that … More Montmartre