Paris Journals


A March 1992 trip to Paris by panda2

Eiffel Tower Photo, Paris, France More Photos
Quote: Paris is the city of lights, and the French automobiles are outfitted with amber lights along this theme.




Quick Tips:

Resources:, MD Travel Health, Paris, go to The Louvre museum and the Eiffel Tower

Best Way To Get Around:

Public transportation works quite well.

Eiffel Tower


Eiffel Tower Photo, Paris, France
The Eiffel Tower has received over 200 million visitors since 1889. Bring a warm rain jacket; it was cold, windy, and wet, and the iron tower was swaying with the wind. The tower looks better from afar than when ascending or descending it up close.

Rates are up to €10-20 for an elevator ride to the top.

Metro stop Bir Hakeim; RER Champ de Mars; bus 42, 69, 72, 82, 87

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 18, 2003

Eiffel Tower
Champ De Mars
Paris 75007

Musée du Louvre

Attraction | "The Louvre"

Musée du Louvre Photo, Paris, France
The Louvre has a very distinctive glass pyramid entrance. This is the home of the famous Mona Lisa painting, housed behind thick glass. Signs are plainly posted—no flash photography—yet visitors are flashing away like dodo birds. Ticket holders don't need to stand in queue and may enter via the entrance in the passage Richelieu (between the Place du Palais Royal and the Cour Napoléon, the Place of the pyramid, 9am-6pm), or via the shopping area Carrousel du Louvre (access through 99, rue de Rivoli or the Carrousel garden); then proceed directly to the checkpoint at the entrance of the collections.Admission free ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 18, 2003

Musée du Louvre
99, rue de Rivoli
Paris, France 75001
+33 (1) 40 20 51 51

CDG - Charles de Gaulle International Airport, 23km northeast of Paris, has three terminals. Terminal 1 handles all international flights, except Air France. Terminal 2 handles Air France and airlines with European destinations. Terminal 3 is only for charter flights.

Ground transportation includes taxi, limousine (Phone 01 40 71 84 62), Air France bus, and TGV train. Trains run every 15 minutes (eight minutes during peak hours), with a ride duration of 35 minutes. Take the Terminal 2 TGV station, Line B, to Gare du Nord, Châtelet-les-Halles, St Michel and Denfert-Rochereau, connecting to the metro.