May 17 2019

Eglise St Nicolas des Champs

English Church
254 rue St-Martin,
Paris 75003

It is next to Musée des Arts et Métiers, with a café – Cafe Ozanam and at the back a flee market – we stop by on a Friday afternoon – not sure if they run it on daily basis.


May 17 2019

The twin arch & Musée des Arts et Métiers

Paris‘ Saint Denis Gate & Saint-Martin Gate (Porte Saint-Denis and Porte Saint Martin) are twins, on Boulevard St Denis, separates by Blvd de Strasbourg, in 10th arrondissement‎. They were both part of the old city wall.

Saint-Martin Gate

Saint Denis Gate

A couple of blocks south on rue St. Martin is the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers / Musée des Arts et Métiers (Museum of Arts and Crafts) 国家艺术与音乐学院 / 工艺美术博物馆. Further down is Eglise Church


May 17 2019

Getting into Paris fm CDG

We take the RER – Réseau Express Régional to Paris from CDG to their north station (Gare du Nord). It’s about 40 min ride and cost €10.30 – include one entry to the Metro (subway; which is €1.90). The ticket machine asks for pin for my credit card. I use my zip code which worked.

Get to see a little suburb of Paris. The Gare du Nord has far more shops than Grand Central and Penn in New York.

May 17 2019

Electric Scooters in Paris

They’re everywhere and everyone is using it in Paris. According to this post, there are about ten companies on the market. Some charges by distance while others by time. To unlock one, it usually cost €1, plus time/distance you’ll be using. No docking and the companies collect them during the night to re-charge or re-pair.

May 17 2019

Paris 2019

Europe looks fine, somewhat. On a lower level, I find Parisians drivers (bikers, motorbikes and scooters) are aggressive drivers who often don’t stop at crosswalk – white zebra stripes. I don’t see this behavior in New York. And the dog poops and human’s. The pre-select seat on a flight. MonoPrix for picnic. The metro, is more expensive in Frankfurt than in Paris & ticket checkers. The protest of cab drivers. Some arches and Seine; and the art of urination – gotcha.

  1. 5.17 Fri: RER to city; St Laurentarch & art museum, church; Dame Tartine; Tour Saint-Jacques; Louvre; Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole @ Notre Dame; Paul
  2. 5.18 Sat: hike to Madeleine; Musée d’Orsay & MAD
  3. 5.19 Sun: St. Vincent de Paul; passages; Bourse; Frexit; Opera housea perfumery; Place de la Concorde; Les Invalides; Grand Palais; Victoria Stationmetro ticket
  4. 5.20 Mon: Joachim-du-Bellay; Palais de Justice & St. Michel; Science PoLa Grande Épiceries; Desaimard; Île de la CitéSt Eustache @ des Halles; LV
  5. 5.21 Tue: canal & Marché Popincourt; van Gogh; cemetery; Parc de Belleville; Buttes-Chaumont; protest; Le 52
  6. 5.22 Wed, Marché Montorgueil; Le Portalou; statue of Henry IV; Apego; MEP; Eiffel; Starbucksbook storePanthéon & Sorbonne; La Petite PérigourdineChopin
  7. 5.23 Thur, Stalingrad; Cent Quatre; Paname; La Villette;
  8. 5.27 Mon, French Open; Cafe Louis
  9. 5.28 Tue, coffee; French Open; Le Petit Retro
  10. 5.29 Wed, Cafe de l’EgliseApple; Champs-Élysées; AF; Anne Frank GardenLe Hangar.


Guns N’ Roses, & boobs. They’re semi automatic, not AK47 I initially thought. Rue Boissy d’Anglas between Place de la Concorde and Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré is heavily guarded.

May 17 2019

Sunset @ Notre Dame

A Friday evening in Paris with a beautiful sunset. Notre Dame is closed after the fire (a few photos from 2010).  There are many policemen with semi automatic machine guns, These two: one is with a semi and one is with an armful of baguettes.

.. Institute of France (Institut de France)


… and a drink @ Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole

May 17 2019

Louvre, 2019

Louvre, Paris

This little vending carte has little art decoration.

I guess, the husband is busy selling while his wife is take a break?

Selfies, musicians, chestnuts vendor, the crowds. Too many visitors and I didn’t go in. The architect I. M. Pei 貝聿銘 had just passed away the day we departed – yesterday, at age of 102. RIP


Arc de Triumph du Carrousel

May 17 2019

Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques

39 Rue de Rivoli
75004 Paris, France

This 171 feet Flamboyant Gothic tower is in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, isn’t open when we were there.

The little garden is nice and clean – most gardens I see are clean and neat.

May 17 2019

Dame Tartine @ Pompidou

2 Rue Brisemiche

It’s a nice little eatery in a row with many others, looking out directly to the Fontaine Stravinsky. To the right is the Pompidou Center – the open space is under construction. To the left, is the saint-Merry, a Catholic Church.

The charcuteries and tartines are delicious, so is my white wine.

Jardin Anne-Frank and Le Hangar are near by.


St. Merry church


May 17 2019

Paul bakery

It’s a chain everywhere in Paris – especially in train stations. The bakery was created in 1889. This time in Paris, a croissant costs €1.75 – I paid attention because another chain Marie Blachére has opened a store in the deserted part of suburban NYC, and costs $2.2 or $2.5. According to wiki, as of 2011, they even have store(s) in China.