Rick Steves’ Europe: Paris: Regal And Intimate
Airs Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published July 2, 2010 at 10:35 a.m., updated April 17, 2013 at 12:29 p.m.
Rick Steves advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening travel. As host and writer of the popular public television series RICK STEVES' EUROPE, and best-selling author of 40 European travel books, he encourages Americans to travel as "temporary locals." He helps American travelers connect much more intimately and authentically with Europe — and Europeans — for a fraction of what mainstream tourists pay.
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"Paris: Regal And Intimate" - In Paris, amidst all of its grandeur, the little joys of life are still embraced. In this episode, we cruise the Seine River, scale the Eiffel Tower, visit Napoleon's tomb, and take in the Louvre.
Then we feel the pulse of Paris — shopping in village-like neighborhoods, attending church in a grand pipe organ loft, and celebrating the mother of all revolutions with a big, patriotic Bastille Day bang.
This episode originally aired in 2010.
Rick's Travel Philosophy:
Travel is freedom...one of the last great sources of legal adventure. Travel is intensified living, with maximum thrills per minute. It's recess, and we need it. Experiencing the real Europe requires catching it by surprise, going casual...Through the Back Door.