Musée du Louvre
Plus grand musée de France, le Louvre est un ancien palais royal qui accueille aujourd'hui une riche collection d'art du monde entier.
Holding tens of thousands of works of art and masterpieces by artists such as da Vinci (and his incomparable Mona Lisa), Michelangelo and Rembrandt, Musée du Louvre is one of the world’s most visited museums.
Royal residence for 300 years, the Palais du Louvre has been hosting the Louvre Museum since 1793. Gathering thousands of pieces of artwork from Ancient Egypt to the Romantic Period, the Louvre is the symbol of the History of France. You will find there some classic works, like Leonardo Da Vinci’s…
Impossible not to spend at least half a day is the well decorated and designed museum of all arts.
Discover some of the most famous paintings in the world. You can get here by taking the Metro line 8 from La Motte-Piquet Grenelle to Concorde change at this station and take Metro line 1 to Palais Royal (Musée du Louvre)
“The Champs Elysees is one of the most famous streets in the world, so be prepared to come up against a fair few tourists, though you can sidestep the hordes pretty easily by exploring the side streets just off the main drag. For most, it's a mandatory stop, if only to catch a glimpse of the monumental Arc de Triomphe which crowns the avenue and which was commissioned by Napoléon to celebrate the armies of empire. The imposing tree-lined avenue is home to a mix of chain stores and luxury brands which, once passed, will take you down to La Concorde, where you’ll find some nice green areas, the French Government buildings, as well as the Grand Palais - a must-see for art and architecture fans alike. Don't miss Rue Saint Honoré - the epitome of chic Parisian shopping which take you all the way to the hip independent bars and shops of Le Marais.”
“The Tuileries Garden takes its name from the tile factories that stood where Queen Catherine de Medici had the Tuileries Palace built in 1564, which has since disappeared. The famous king's gardener, André Le Nôtre, gave it from 1664 its current appearance of a French garden. The garden, which separates the Louvre from the Place de la Concorde, is a place for walking and culture for Parisians and tourists where the statues of Maillol rub shoulders with those of Rodin or Giacometti. The two pools are ideal for relaxation. The Orangery Museum in which visitors admire Monet’s works is located southwest of the Tuileries. From March to December, free tours only in French are organized. And for those who love cotton candy, rides and thrills, come to the Fête des Tuileries, from June to August.”
“Since 1889, the Eiffel Tower became a symbol of Paris. A bit over crowded but much more convenient if you follow some little tips. For instance you’ll find 10/20 times less people if you take the rue Saint-Dominique instead of the river side path.”
“The Arc de Triomphe is located at Place de l'Étoile at the top of the Champs-Élysées. It's a national symbol with an incredible view from its rooftop. You could go there by walk or by subway (line 1) within 18 min.”