Paris

A city that beautifully integrates its past and present.  Almost everything appears to be a work of art: a simple street lamp,  a sign,  a petite garden that suddenly appears along your path,  the way the fish monger displays his catch and the arrangement of cheeses and  meats in a charcuterie.  Every moment,  a  picturesque vignette with a story.

 

Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Square du Vert Galant, Ile de la Cite

Square du Vert Galant, Ile de la Cite

Jardin de la Nouvelle France

Jardin de la Nouvelle France

Musee du Quai Branly

Musee du Quai Branly

Tuileries Garden

Tuileries Garden

Statue of Voltaire in the Latin Quarter

Statue of Voltaire in the Latin Quarter

Art Nouveau Metro Entrance

Art Nouveau Metro Entrance

Fromagerie

Fromagerie, Montmartre

Poissonnerie

Poissonnerie

Le Bar å Huîtres, Montparnasse

Le Bar å Huîtres, Montparnasse

Outdoor Market

Outdoor Market

 

 






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frog Legs in Garlic Butter Sauce!

Frog Legs in Garlic Butter Sauce!

And yet,  this picturesque city is thoroughly modern where the old and the new seem to magically reside in harmony.  In addition to the curb side Vélib’ rental bikes,  they also have little Electric Cars you can rent the same way.  A city where bike paths co-mingle with the cars,  new structures stand peacefully next to glorious old edifices,  and contemporary sculptures inhabit sacred spaces.  The citizens seem to hold upmost respect for their city.  And I can not forget to mention that Paris  has over 420 curbside Sanisette,  or self cleaning toilets,  normally open from 6am – 10pm.

What a “relief” that is!

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Vélib’ Curbside Bike Rental

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Electric Curbside Car Rental