Explore Europe

[012] Paris in France

September 30, 2018

Explore Europe Paris Podcast Episode Show Notes

Paris, the capital of France, is a global hub for art, architecture, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. As well as landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques.

Paris is just a 2.5 hour train journey from Kaiserslautern or London. So the only question is really, why wouldn’t you visit?

Here are the links from our Explore Europe Paris episode: 

Deutsche Bahn: https://www.bahn.com/en/view/index.shtml

The apartment where John stayed in the heart of Paris: here 

The Hop-on and Hop-off boss: https://www.hop-on-hop-off-bus.com/paris-hop-on-hop-off-bus-tours

The Louvre Museum: https://www.louvre.fr/en

Musée d’Orsay: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html

The Eiffel Tower: https://www.toureiffel.paris/en

The boats in Paris: https://www.bateaux-mouches.fr/en

Notre Dame Cathedral: http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/en/

Moulin Rouge: http://www.moulinrouge.fr/?lang=en

Sacré-Cœur Basilica: http://www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com/english/

Discover more of Jen Gale's easy to implement sustainable living tips here: www.asustainablelife.co.uk

Podcast Conversation Timeline

00:01 - Michelle and John tell us where we will be exploring

00:54 - Why did John go to Paris and who did he take with him?

1:18 - Find out what mode of transport John, Chloe and Joe took from different parts of the world to get to Paris?

4:45 - Would you drive to Paris?

5:45 - John’s unexpected accommodation booking

7:32 - It would be Explore Europe without hearing all about John’s adventures on the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus

9:53 - John gives us a great tip for buying your bus tickets

10:39 -  John divulges all the info of what you will see on the sightseeing tour bus

13:32 - The Eiffel Tower

14:31 - Notre Dame - including Michelle’s most expensive round of drinks and John’s expensive ice-cream purchase

15:34 - Louvre Museum - the architecture and artwork. Plus, tips on getting tickets so you don’t get stuck in the queues.

20:27 - Michelle talks about her must-see stop in Paris - Musee D’Orsay

21:27 - Boat tours, walking tours, guided tours of Paris

22:01 - Hold your horses… John’s talking about nooks and crannies… a favourite of ours

23:06 - The Moulin Rouge experience

25:21 - A little tip about food and drink

25:47 - John tells all about the most expensive street in Paris

26:43 - Anything else that John would recommend for a weekend in Paris?

27:29 - The Palace of Versailles

29:37 - Bateaux Mouche

30:10 - Do you need a Visa to visit Paris?

30:35 - What currency do they use?

31:11 - Is Paris child-friendly?

32:16 - What about safety? Is Paris safe?

33:25 - Food and drink - Michelle gets to grips with the idea that John didn’t really go to any restaurant and instead gives us her favourite french dish

34:51 - The overview of Paris and Michelle’s round up of this weeks episode

37:10 - This week’s Sustainable Travel Tip with Jen Gale - think twice about flying!


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