Trois jours à Paris: Reportage photographique

One definitely needs more than three days to get to know Paris in its entirety. But it’s a start. And considering how bloody expensive Paris can be, I would have gone bankrupt if I had stayed longer.

Here’s a few pictures of the French capital, trying to capture its positive side.

Going to Paris from London these days is like going to Bristol or something. This Eurostar TGV-train gets you from London to Paris in 2:15. If the English built proper rails, it would take less than 2 hours.

Going to Paris from London these days is like going to Bristol or something. This Eurostar TGV-train gets you from London to Paris in 2:15. If the English built proper rails, it would take less than 2 hours.

Let's continue with public transport. Paris' Métro is quick and reliable, unlike its British colleague, and there are no stupid health and safety rules. Which means you can actually open a window and get some air.

Let's continue with public transport. Paris' Métro is quick and reliable, unlike its British colleague, and there are no stupid health and safety rules. Which means you can actually open a window and get some air.

Another French "miracle", a two-story train. This baby accommodates twice as many people as a single-story train. And blimey it's long!

Another French "miracle", a two-story train. This baby accommodates twice as many people as a single-story train. And blimey it's long!

The two-story train inside. Not a very difficult thing to "invent", is it now?

The two-story train inside. Not a very difficult thing to "invent", is it now?

Notre-Dame. That's where back in the old days, Quasimodo was the bell-ringer. Not really, no.

Notre-Dame. That's where back in the old days, Quasimodo was the bell-ringer. Not really, no.

On the banks of Seine one can by all sorts of literature, souvenirs, records, postcards etc. Interestingly, an old (and fortunately very dead) terrorist is quite popular in Paris. Anyone care to explain this phenomenon?

On the banks of Seine one can by all sorts of literature, souvenirs, records, postcards etc. Interestingly, an old (and fortunately very dead) terrorist is quite popular in Paris. Anyone care to explain this phenomenon?

Autumn in Paris. Jardin du Luxembourg.

Autumn in Paris. Jardin du Luxembourg.

A view of Paris from the top of Tour Montparnasse in southern Paris.

A view of Paris from the top of Tour Montparnasse in southern Paris.

And another view. If you look carefully, you see Notre Dame on the right.

And another view. If you look carefully, you see Notre Dame on the right.

The Eiffel tower, the symbol of Paris.

The Eiffel tower, the symbol of Paris.

Tour Montparnasse. Yes, we were on the top of it.

Tour Montparnasse. Yes, we were on the top of it.

Bastille that the communists once centuries ago stormed is remembered by this statue of Isis. Unfortunately, Bastille itself doesn't exist any more.

Bastille that the communists once centuries ago stormed is remembered by this statue of Isis. Unfortunately, Bastille itself doesn't exist any more.

Louvre, the most famous art museum in the entire world.

Louvre, the most famous art museum in the entire world.

According to Dan Brown, the body of Jebus's wife Mary Magdalene lies deep under this glass pyramid. Probably not though.

According to Dan Brown, the body of Jebus's wife Mary Magdalene lies deep under this glass pyramid. Probably not though.

Place de la Concorde, the largest square in Paris. And a large Egyptian obelisk.

Place de la Concorde, the largest square in Paris. And a large Egyptian obelisk.

Père Lachaise cemetery, the largest cemetery in Paris. A lot of famous people are buried here.

Père Lachaise cemetery, the largest cemetery in Paris. A lot of famous people are buried here.

There are thousands of crypts all over the cemetery. The richer the deceased, the bigger the tomb.

There are thousands of crypts all over the cemetery. The richer the deceased, the bigger the tomb.

The tombstone of Oscar Wilde. No comments.

The tombstone of Oscar Wilde. No comments.

The site of pilgrimage for millions of youngsters, the tomb of James Douglas Morrison.

The site of pilgrimage for millions of youngsters, the tomb of James Douglas Morrison.

Les Invalides, a dome where many French war heroes found their final resting place. Among them Napoleon Bonaparte.

Les Invalides, a dome where many French war heroes found their final resting place. Among them Napoleon Bonaparte.

A typically Parisien street in the 7th arrondissement of Paris.

A typically Parisien street in the 7th arrondissement of Paris.

The Eiffel tower and a double rainbow. We all know what's found where the rainbow ends.

The Eiffel tower and a double rainbow. We all know what's found where the rainbow ends.

The Eiffel tower in its entirety.

The Eiffel tower in its entirety.

And the same thing at night.

And the same thing at night.

Under the tower.

Under the tower.

Going up.

Going up.

A view of the tower from Trocadero.

A view of the tower from Trocadero.

A view of the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur from the Eiffel tower.

A view of the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur from the Eiffel tower.

Place des Vosges near Place de la Bastille.

Place des Vosges near Place de la Bastille.

Rue Saint-Antoine.

Rue Saint-Antoine.

An example of Parisien parking. And it is very common in Paris. If this happened to me, I'd get a shotgun.

An example of Parisien parking. And it is very common in Paris. If this happened to me, I'd get a shotgun.

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