Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Paris for 1.30€

Most tours of Paris are expensive, but for only 1.30€ you can ride one of the city's public buses traversing some of the most scenic streets.
Our favorite is no. 29, which begins at historic Gare St-Lazare (Métro: St-Lazare), subject of Monet's painting La Gare St-Lazare at Musée d'Orsay. Featured in Zola's novel La Bête Humaine, the station also has a bus line. Aboard no. 29, you pass the famous Opera Garnier (home of the Phantom); proceeding into the Marais district, passing by Paris's most beautiful square, place des Vosges. You end up at the Bastille district, home of the new opera.
What we like about this bus is that it takes you along the side streets of Paris and not the major boulevards. It's a close encounter with back-street Paris and a cheap way to see the city without commentary.

Thanks to [Fr]Jio for his beautiful picture.


Di Overton said...

Thanks for this. I am in Paris next week and hate using the car in the city.

°~*Le Quartier*~° said...

Yes bus is much better than metro and car...at least you can see the sky.:)