• Tour_Saint_Jacques_ColleensParisP2740063_2020
    Monuments,  Seeing Paris

    Visit Châtelet’s Tour Saint-Jacques: How and When

    If you want to begin your pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, begin at Châtelet and the Tour Saint-Jacques in Paris. Or skip the pilgrimage and let MagmaCultura help you discover the fabulous history of the tower and its uses through the centuries. A specialized guide leads you to one of the most beautiful, panoramic views of Paris! Along the journey up 300 steps, you will also visit a room with tower decoration fragments and a meteorology room that was in use until 2000.

  • Fondation Louis Vuitton shuttle facing Arc de Triomphe next to metro
    Let's Explore,  Museums,  Practical Info,  Transportation

    Shuttle Arc de Triomphe to Fondation Louis Vuitton

    Do you prefer light, airy, electric transportation? Would you like a scenic ride along the fashionable Avenue Foch to and from the Arc de Triomphe? When you plan a visit to the Fondation Louis Vuitton (FLV) you have alternatives: Line 1, Buses 63 or 244 or the FLV shuttle. The requirement to use the shuttle is to have an admission ticket to the museum. Oh my! What if you decide to go to the museum on a whim and have not purchased a ticket!?

  • Tree-lined boulevard leading the Palace of Versailles
    Let's Explore,  Versailles

    Visiting Versailles – Forget Tuesday!

    When asked, a Versailles guard standing at the front gate, responded, "Tuesday is the worst day; all the museums in Paris are closed. The tourists all come to Versailles instead."While exiting Versailles after a 15-minute visit, I asked the guard a question, "When is the best day to visit Versailles to avoid the crowds?". I had thought for sure Wednesday would be the worst day since many school children are off half the day.

  • Pont Alexandre III west side
    Life in Paris & France,  Photography-Art

    Photography Tour Ideas in Paris

    A reader asked about photo tours in Paris with instructions after reading my article “Paris Photo Walk at Pont Alexandre III” Here are some of the companies in Paris. I also recommend checking TripAdvisor and MeetUp. Better Travel Photos (tours in Paris and London), 32 Avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris, France Phone Number: +33 6 74 04 21 84 Paris Photography Tours, 25 Rue de Cotte, 75012 Paris, France Phone Number: +33 6 17 08 54 45 Photo Tours in Paris (various cities), 7 rue Valentin Hauy, 75015 Paris, France Phone Number: +33 6 40 14 84 49 Pictours, 5 Rue Joseph Granier, 75007 Paris, France Phone Number: +33 6…