Program 607a: Bridges and Little Museums of Paris; Burgundy

Release Date: 03-25-2023


We'll take an up-close look at some of Paris' most beautiful bridges as well as its most intriguing specialty museums and galleries, where you can escape the crowds — and are sure to discover something new in this always-surprising city. Then we'll head south to savor the relaxingly rural, yet assuredly sophisticated charms of Burgundy.


  • Elaine Sciolino, author of "The Seine: The River that Made Paris" (W. W. Norton)
  • Emma Jacobs, author of "The Little(r) Museums of Paris: An Illustrated Guide to the City's Hidden Gems" (RunningPress)
  • Julie Sonveau, tour guide based in Burgundy
  • French tour guide Patrick Vidal

Additional Info

  • Elaine Sciolino is a longtime Paris-based correspondent for the New York Times. Her latest book about Paris, "The Seine: The River That Made Paris," is now available in paperback.
  • Emma Jacobs is the author and illustrator of "The Little(r) Museums of Paris."
  • Among the museums Emma includes in her book that she and Rick discuss are the Musée Jacquemart-André, the Museum of Hunting and Nature, Victor Hugo House, Edith Piaf House, Museum of Music, the Museum of the '30s, Musée Condé (Money Museum), Albert Kahn Museum and Gardens, Jardin d'Acclimatation, Paleontology Gallery, Museum of Magic, Museum of Fairground Arts, Villa Savoye, Musée de Montmartre, and the Phonogalerie.
  • The Paris Museum Pass works with some 50 museums and monuments in and near Paris.
  • Emma describes a few of her favorite specialty Paris museums that children might enjoy visiting.
  • The Rick Steves online guide to Burgundy.
  • The Guédelon castle project is located between the towns of Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye and Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye, in the north of Burgundy.
  • The Rick Steves website has online interviews with France tour guides Patrick Vidal and Julie Sonveau.