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!
A Massive Thank You For Listening!
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