Paris 2011

Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France.
The city of Paris, within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated
population of 2,00,000. The Paris's urban district has a population of about 11,000,000, and is
one of the metropolitan areas with many inhabitants in Europe. Paris is today one of the world's
leading business and cultural centres, and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media,
fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.

For the writer, this is the fifth time to visit Paris. This city is so charming and attractive, so that
there are still many places left, which we want to see. Each time I visited the town, it shows up
a different scene.

Paris's Charles De Gaulle International Airport, the first step to the exciting tours in France

(L) SNCF ticket from Charles De Gaulle to the downtown, Paris
(M) A ticket controller was checking the passengers's ticket. The penalty is 35 Euros, if you have not a valid ticket with you.
(R) Inside scene of Metro train

(L) An advertisement posted in the passage of Metro. (M) A charming dog is also a passenger.
(R) A graffito painted on the wall of the underground tunnel.

The sixteen line-networks of Paris Metro or Metropolitan are mostly underground and run in the length of
214 kms. Lines are identified on maps by number and color. Direction of travel is indicated by the destination

(L) La Hospital Saint-Louis  It is the oldest hospital in Paris. Now new medical facilities are open.
(R) The entrance of La Hospital Saint-Louis

Hospital Cochin  Hospital staffs are smoking outside the hospital facility.

A new building of Hospital Cochin

Hotel-Dieu ( Hospital ) and non-smoking sign

Emergency room and Inpatients' ward of Hotel-Dieu

(L) Rue de Rivoli: A residence and a park
(R) Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Center

All hospitals and their vicinities are strictly no-smoking by the law in Paris.

Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Center in Paris has 757 guest rooms, and since January 2011,
the hotel switched
all rooms to be non-smoking.
Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysees has a total of 192 rooms/
all are non-smoking.
Hotel Concorde Montparnasse, next to the Montparnasse SNCF station, has 354 guest rooms.
The floor 0 is for reception. The floor 1 is for smokers ( about 45 smoking rooms )and the floors 2-7 are designated
as the non-smoking section.

Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a non-smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.

(L) La Sante Prison (R) A high wall of Jail is seen in the right side of photo.

La Sante Prison, Maison d'arret de la Sante is a prison operated by the Ministry of Justice located near
Montparnasse. It is one of the most famous prisons in France, with both VIP and high-security wings.
La Sante is one of the three main prisons of the Paris area.

Montparnasse cemetery. Graves of Parisian

(L) Montparnasse cemetery is not quite far from the Mntparnasse railway terminal.
(R) Cafe nearby the Montparnasse cemetery

Montparnasse Cemetery is the eternal home of many of France's intellectual elite as well as publishers and
others who promoted the works of authors and artists. There are also monuments to police and firefighters
killed in the line of duty in the city of Paris.

Gare Montparnasse and TGV operated by SNCF. Smoking in the railway and train facilities are prohibited by law.

(L) Gare DenfertーRochereau (R) The entrance sign of Cite Station, Paris' Metro

(L) Cathedrale Nortre Dame (R) Bach Evening : Notre-Dame de Paris

(L) Seine River in the evening (R) A flower shop near Cathedrale Nortre Dame

All rooms of Hotel Residence Henry C are

Jardin du Luxemburg

(L) Mounted police officers are patrolling Paris' street (M) Sushi shop and a delivery bike
(R) A busy street near Cathedrale Nortre Dame

A park near Concorde square and a street pipe Organ player in Paris

Exhibition painting in the Musee de I' Orangerie and the entrance to the Museum

(L) Basilica of Sacre-Coeur (R) Are de Triomphe and Champs Elysees Avenue

Mini-shops on the Champs Elysees Avenue

(L) Ferris Wheel near the Champs Elysees Avenue (R) Are de Triomphe and Champs Elysees Avenue with a Christmas decoration

Champs Elysees Avenue with a Christmas decoration

(L) Merry-go-round in Christmas time, Champs Elysees Avenue (R) Printemps's department store, Paris

Galeries Lafayette Paris, A department store

Arts et Metiers, Paris Metro station, was designed by Belgian comic artist Francois Schuiten
in a 'steam punk style reminiscent' of the science fiction works of Jules Verne.

The Opera station is served by Paris Metro Line 3.

The exit and plateform of the Opera Metro station

Opera Metro station

Many tourists bus are coming to see Paris's the most famous Opera Theatre.

Opera Theatre Paris

Opera Theatre Paris

A scene of that VIP is visiting the Opera Theatre.

(L) Miritary Museum in Paris (R)Le Pont AlxandreV and Grand Palais

The Eiffel Tower is a 'puddle iron lattice' tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Built in 1889,
it has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.
The tower is the second tallest building in France after the viaduct bridge in Millau, and the most-visited
paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. The tower was built as the
entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. The tower has become the most prominent symbol of both
Paris and FranceThe tower stands 324 metres tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building.
The pig iron structure of the Eiffel Tower weighs 7,300 tonnes while the entire structure, including
non-metal components, is approximately 10,000 tonnes. Source:Wikipedia

Eiffel Tower in blue sky and autumn mist

(L)Line 6, Passy Metro station and an elevated railroad. (R) Le Pont de Bir-Hakeim.

Eiffel Tower and high-raise buildings seen from the Le Pont de Bir-Hakeim

(L) A ticket office of Eiffel Tower (R) A view from the observation deck of Eiffel Tower

The photographs show Seine River and Palais de Chailot, and La Defence, in the distance.

(L) Seine River (M) Smoking is prohibited in all area of Eiffel Tower.
(R) The building which is observed, appear to be limited their high for the purpose of a historic reservation.
This law certainly prevents over-development and reserves that 'Pars as Paris'

(L) The pig iron structure of the Eiffel Tower weighs 7300 tonnes.
(R) View southeast from the top level of the Eiffel Tower, down the Champ de Mars,
with the Tour Montparnasse (Montparnasse Tower) in the distance.

The high of buildings is limited in the center of Paris, which makes Paris more elegant.

A sunset seen from the Tower

A champagne cerebration at the top of Eiffel Tower makes every visitor happier.
Eiffel Tower, a symbol of Paris, for a while, released a flashing light from the whole tower.

Paris 2008-2010
Paris Railway Terminal
Paris Metro・RER・Tram
Railway Travel in France

The Eiffel Tower opened in 1889, making this historical structure over 100 years old.
The photograph, taken in
1989 by Junhaku Miyamoto, PhD. shows the 100 year anniversary of the Eiffel Tower. Paris, France.


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The photographs were taken in May, and the article was written in June 2011,
and the 100 year anniversary of the Eiffel Tower picture was taken,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
Forty other photographs were taken by a staff of 'Smokefree Hotel and Travel' in November 2011.
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