Europe, France

An Afternoon Stroll in Paris

The illustrious Paris city is composed of twenty arrondissements and the first arrondissement is packed with tourists and memoirs of the royal rule. Perhaps every first-timer in this dreamy city wants to tick off the magnificent landmarks such as Louvre, Palais-Royal, Sainte Chapelle and Tuileries off their bucket list and thankfully, all of them can be easily accessed at the First Arrondissement.

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Start meandering at the historic Place de la Concorde, the largest public square in Paris and the place where the late King of France Louis XVI was executed by means of the guillotine in 1793 during the French Revolution.

Right on the opposite side of Place de la Concorde is the Jardin des Tuileries, an impressive 16th century imperial garden created by Andre Le Notre. Here you’ll find the Jeu de Paume and Musee de la Orangerie.

At the other side of the Tuileries royal garden is the illustrious Louvre. For many years, it was the royal residence of the Kings until it was converted into a dazzling colossal museum.  Le Louvre is open to the public daily except Tuesdays and public holidays.  To get an idea of where to start your tour inside since the place is massive, get a copy of the free maps or guidebook at the main hall.  It is suggested you start your at the Sully Wing which will lead you into the gorgeous Egyptian rooms packed with a vast collection of Egyptian treasures.

 

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