independentguide

for the independent traveler by independent travelers

Posts Tagged ‘Rue Mouffetard’

Paris – Christmas colors

Posted by dan on December 21, 2010

Paris, just as every city in the Western world, is preparing for Christmas. With its markets, Christmas lights and decorations, busy department stores, shopping and fun, Paris is one of the most colorful cities.

Advertisements

Posted in Paris | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Snapshots – the Latin Quarter

Posted by dan on December 12, 2010

One of the liveliest neighborhoods, starting from the Seine opposite Ile de la Cite and the Notre Dame on the Left Bank. Many main sights are located here, including the Pantheon. The litle streets behind it are full of restaurants, cafés and bars, many open around the clock. Rue Mouffetard is famous for its open market. The Luxembourg Garden is between the Latin Quarter and the Saint Germain des Pres area.


Suggested hotel in the area:

Select Hotel Rive Gauche ***
See blog post: Stylish design hotel at the Sorbonne – Hotel Select
Official website: http://paris-hotel-select.com/

Posted in Destinations & Sights, Paris | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Wall art 1. – graffiti in Paris

Posted by dan on December 11, 2010

French Graffiti - ParisMaybe a couple of months ago I saw a post on a forum, someone worring about the Marais area in Paris. She had a look on GoogleEarth Street View – a very useful tool – and saw there was graffiti in the Marais. There is graffiti everywhere, I can assure you, in every big city – but the thing is, some are inappropriate scribble on the wall, others are a form of urban street art. Although not considered as a true art form, Banksy is an important mile-stone in the evolution of graffiti and he has put it on the table of serious art critics. Following are a few shots of graffiti in Paris, obviously influenced by the work of Banksy, taken around the Bastille and Rue Mouffetard in the Latin Quarter.


Related

Images of Banksy: http://www.go…A&biw=1126&bih=576

About Banksy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksy

Banksy website: http://www.banksy.co.uk/

See also blog post: Wall art 2. – Australian graffiti

 

Posted in Destinations & Sights, Paris | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »