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Photo – Auvergne Cathedral

By | November 27, 2013 | in Photos

The Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral found in the Auvergne region of France (central south). Construction of the cathedral occurred over 600 years, with many starts and stops and changes during that time. Clermont-Ferrand is accessible from Paris by train on the Intercities brand of train departing from Paris Bercy station (walking distance from Gare de Lyon train … Read more

Photo – Quiberon France Beach Sunset

By | July 29, 2013 | in Photos

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 … Read more

Photo – Paris at Dusk

By | July 22, 2013 | in Photos

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 … Read more

Photo – Eiffel Tower Night Long Exposure

By | July 15, 2013 | in Photos

Photo of Eiffel Tower from Pont d’Iena (bridge) which crosses the Seine between Trocadero and the Champ de Mars where the Eiffel Tower is located. Closest Metro station to this viewpoint of Eiffel Tower is Trocadero on Metro Line 6. Paris's lighthouse by Damien Bapst

Photo – Place de la Concorde Fountain

By | June 20, 2013 | in Photos

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. The Nightfontain by wim … Read more

Eiffel Tower Bridge Bir-Hakeim at Night

By | May 21, 2013 | in Photos

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 … Read more

Photo – Paris Metro Train in Station

By | May 13, 2013 | in Photos

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 … Read more

Photo – Paris Lights from Space

By | May 5, 2013 | in Photos

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 … Read more