Synopsis by Hal Erickson
It is, appropriately, the month of April when globetrotter Rick Steves arrives in Paris. After a brief rundown of the city's history, the host goes to such geographic high points as Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, the Eiffel Tower, the Latin Quarter, Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, the Pompidou Center, and Chantilly, described by Rick as "the ultimate chateau." Another chateau constructed of whipped cream is among the many gourmet delights savored by the host during this trip. And there's a wistful visit to Laschaise cemetery, final resting place of some of the world's most brilliant artists and writers. This 12th episode of Travels in Europe With Rick Steves includes some sage advice on the best public transportation in the city of lights.