This photo is from a walkway in the La Défense area on the western edge of Paris, accessible on the Paris RER A train line, station La Défense – Grande Arche.
French beach sunset off the west coast of France in Quiberon, located 2 hours west of Rennes or 2 hours north west of Nantes.
Quiberon is train accessible via TGV train from Paris to Nantes, then TER train to Quiberon. Total train travel time is between 4.5 and 5 hours from Paris. Train tickets from RailEurope (UK) or RailEurope (US) are between 45-85€ depending on timing.
View of central Paris towards the south west from a rooftop terrace on the north side (right bank/rive droite) of the Seine. Approximate location on Google maps.
Closest Metro stations are Pont Neuf on Metro line 7 or Châtelet on Metro lines 1, 4, 7, 11, 14.
As obvious from the cars along Quai de Conti, traffic leaves something to be desired during the evening rush hour.
Fountain at Place de la Concorde in Paris photographed at night with long exposure. Concorde Place is a large roundabout just west of Tuileries Garden and the Louvre Museum. A large Egyptian obelisk from Luxor Temple decorates the center of Concorde.
The closest Metro station is Concorde on Metro Line 1.
Eiffel Tower at night with Bridge Bir-Hakeim in front (photo by Cal Redback). This bridge is passable by foot, car and is also used by Metro Line 6 to cross the Seine on the top platform. In the photo there is a line of light above the bridge which is actually from the Metro train passing by although the train itself is not visible due to the long exposure of the photo.
Recently Bridge Bir-Hakeim was used in the film Inception where Ariadne creates mirrors between the columns.
Île aux Cygnes (Swan Island) is a long thin island in the middle of the Seine, accessible by foot, connecting Bridge Bir-Hakeim to Bridge Rouelle and finally Bridge Grenelle closer to the Eiffel Tower. On this island is a 1/4 replica of the Statue of Liberty, inaugurated 3 years after France gave the United States the full-size version.
Clean white tiled Metro station photo by David Duchens showing the blue-green & white color of the classic-style Paris Metro trains. Most lines feature this style of train, although some lines have been upgraded, namely Paris Metro line 1 and 14. These two lines feature Metro cars that are unseparated allowing you to pass from one car to the next while in motion.
Here’s a photo of Paris city lights as seen from 250 miles above Earth on the International Space Station.
Looking closely you can see a rough circle that marks “central Paris”, an area within the “Périphérique” freeway that surrounds Paris. The expanding spiral layout of central Paris, much like a snail’s shell, can also be followed by the light layout.
The top of this photo is south and the bottom north, so Versailles is in the top right corner, Bois de Boulogne forest is the dark rectangle on the right, Bois de Vincennes the dark splotch left.
Can you guess what is the brightest spot in all of Metropolitan Paris? (Bright yellow spot center top).
It’s none other than… Disneyland Paris!
Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut currently onboard the International Space Station has been taking photos of cities by night.