Paris Resources

Maps

The 20 Arrondissement of Paris

Paris in 1550

Clickable Stroll Through Paris in 1572

Art Museums

The Louvre [aerial photo] [1924 floor plan]

Les Arts Décoratifs

Musée d'Orsay

Musée Rodin

Musée de l'Orangerie

Other Museums

The Catacombs

Musée des arts et métiers

Cité des sciences et de l'industrie

Musée d'histoire de la médecine

Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle

Musée National du Moyen Age (Cluny Museum)

Churches and Other Notable Sites

The Church of Saint Séverin [WP]

Église Saint-Sulpice [WP]

Miscellaneous

The Paris Metro (Discover France!)

Hemingway’s Paris (Discover France!)

Roman Paris

Paris in the late 1100's

Les Très Riches Heures (life in the early 1400's)

Wikipedia Articles

The Catacombs of Paris

When in Paris ... Speak a little French

Memorize at least these five phrases:

bonjour (bohn-zhoor; good day)

pardon (par-dohn; pardon me)

s’il vous plaît (see voo play; please)

merci (mehr-see; thank you)

au revoir (oh vwahr; good-bye).

When entering an office, a reception area, or a small store you must greet the people there:

“Bonjour, madame” or

“Bonjour, monsieur”,

“Bonjour, Messieurs-dames” (for a mixed group),

... and when leaving the office or shop, say

“Merci, au revoir”

Failure to do this will appear rude.

If you ask someone for help, and hope for an answer in English, you should quickly follow up your “Bonjour, monsieur” with

“Parlez-vous anglais?” (par-lay-voo ahn-glay)

If you’re lucky, they will.

Last update: 13 Sep 2012