1. Travel
Send to a Friend via Email

Calm, and Modern Charm, Galore: Exploring Gare de Lyon and Bercy

From the Promenade Plantée (pictured), a gorgeous garden and walkway built atop a defunct railroad, to the Belle Epoque beauty of the Gare de Lyon and the retro charms of the Paleontology gallery at the Museum of Natural History, this is one Paris neighborhood that has a lot going for it-- but not the stuff you see listed first in your guidebooks. About.com Paris Travel Contributor Colette Davidson has more on the most interesting places to explore in the area.

Related Features
Paris Travel Spotlight10

Are Anti-Noise Regulations Turning Paris Into the City of Sleep?

Recent anti-noise regulations are getting partyers in Paris down. Learn all about the recent regulations and how it affects nightlife revelry in Paris.

Summer and Winter Sales in Paris

Parisian insider Linda Nyirenda's guide to navigating summer and winter sales in Paris, France, including tips on how to make the best finds during "les soldes".

Guide to the Montmartre Neighborhood in Paris

Known as one of Paris's most charming-- and quirky-- places to wander, the Montmartre district crowns the city, situated in the hilly heights to the north.

Remembering Claude Chabrol: A Short Biography and Obituary

French filmmaker Claude Chabrol was a prolific filmmaker best known for his dark observations on the human condition. Read about his life and death here.

French Rail Strikes: Latest Updates

A page dedicated to news on rail workers' strikes in France and how the actions might affect travelers.

A Look At La Chapelle (Little Sri Lanka) in Paris

A guide to the Paris neighborhood known as La Chapelle or Little Sri Lanka, home to a large and vibrant Sri Lankan community, restaurants and shops offering authentic cuisine and goods from the region.

Claude Monet's House and Gardens at Giverny

A detailed visitor's guide to the house and gardens of celebrated impressionist painter Claude Monet at Giverny, an ideal day trip from Paris.

Homophobia in Paris: How Safe Are LGBT Couples?

Is Paris a homophobic city, and how safe can LGBT couples feel being affectionate with one another? We have some answers-- mostly reassuring ones.

Paris Americana

Looking for an American-style pancake breakfast, bar, grocery shop or church in Paris? It's relatively easy to get a slice of Americana in the city.

Visit the Edith Piaf Memorial in Paris

Fan of French songstress Edith Piaf? Visit her little-known memorial in Paris, France, in the quiet northeastern neighborhood where "the little bird" was born.

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.