Video Feature: Parisian Travel Bites
|Orsay can you see: In his newest video clip, Rick takes you to Paris' Impressionist Mecca.|
You can now view clips from select "Rick Steves' Europe" TV shows on your computer. Here are three that focus on Paris. Once you subscribe to our free video podcasts, look for the clips listed below, made possible by our friends at American Airlines. Happy travels!
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Musée d'Orsay — Famous for its much-loved collection of Impressionist masterpieces, the Orsay Gallery fills a magnificent building once used as a train station with art from 1848 to 1914. Old World meets the modern world in these halls, resulting in conservative and revolutionary pieces side by side. (4 minutes, 40 seconds. Released on iTunes 11/21/2007)
The Latin Quarter — In the 13th century, the University of Paris was founded on the south bank of the Seine River. Soon after, the area came to be known as the Latin Quarter for the language passers-by would hear on the street. Today the Latin Quarter makes up the core of Paris' Left Bank, offering a variety of ethnic restaurants, tangled lanes, and the city's famous cafe scene. (2 minutes, 3 seconds. Released on iTunes 6/20/2007)
Pipes of St. Sulpice — For organ lovers, a visit to St. Sulpice in Paris is a pilgrimage. On Sunday mornings, the magnificent organ thrills tourists and locals alike. After mass, organ enthusiasts can step into a world of 7,000 pipes and meet Daniel Roth, the current organist. (2 minutes, 16 seconds. Released on iTunes 1/17/2007)
Complete TV Shows on Paris
To enjoy the complete "Rick Steves' Europe" TV shows that cover Paris, you have three options: wait for your local public television to air the shows; read the scripts (linked below); or order the DVD!
Paris: Grand and Intimate — After marveling at masterpieces in the Louvre and strolling the Champs-Elysees, we explore a delightful Parisian neighborhood. We meet a pipe organist, drop by a butcher shop, design our own perfume, and cruise the Seine. (2001)
Highlights of Paris from Monet to Crème Brulée — Packing the best of Paris into one episode, we scale the Eiffel Tower, then savor classic treats — from steak tartare to crème brulée. We marvel at Monet, Manet and company in the stunning Orsay Gallery. Tracing the sad steps of Marie Antoinette, we relive French history from its bloody revolution to its extravagant belle epoch. (2004)