Paris is one of the most popular cities in France. Known as the “City of Love,” it is home to the Eiffel Tower and the Arc d’Triompe. But there is more attractions worth seeing in the city than these two. Here is a look at some Paris attractions that can make your trip to this city truly memorable.
Musee d’Orsay is home to some of the world’s largest collection of Impressionist masterpieces by artists such as Cezanne, Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, to name just a few. Situated under the soaring roof of the Beaux-Arts railway stations, it also has two excellent cafes and the original restaurant of the train station. You can go on guided tours of the museum and go to the bookstore for some souvenirs.
Musee Rodin used to be the studio of Rodin, one of France’s greatest sculptors. Now, it is one of the most popular Paris attractions. It houses over 6,000 of Rodin’s great masterpieces such as The Thinker, The Kiss, The Burghers of Calais, and others. It also houses more than 8,000 drawings and gouaches. The grounds of this attraction has a fountain, rose garden, and an outdoor café that can contribute to a delightful afternoon. After three years of renovation, the museum resumed operations in November 2015.
Palais Royal Gardens
The Palais-Royal Gardens is a 17th-century palace considered as one of Paris’s best-kept secrets. This attraction is far from the noise and bustle which makes it perfect for those who prefer a serene environment. This Paris attraction used to be a royal residence but is now a haven for world class perfumers, antiquaries, and designer boutiques the likes of Marc Jacobs, Rick Owens, Stella McCartney, and others.
Foundation Louis Vuitton
The Foundation Louis Vuitton is a contemporary art museum and cultural center regarded as the most captivating addition to the Paris skyline. It is home to Bernard Arnault’s private collections such as pieces by Pierre Huyghe, Gerard Richter, Thomas Schutte, and others. Foundation Louis Vuitton also hosts temporary exhibitions such as the light installations of Danish Icelandic artist OlafurEliasson.
Local Parisians and foreign tourists alike will surely love one of the most popular Paris attractions, the Luxembourg Garden. Situated between Saint-Germain-des-Pres and the Latin Quarter, these lovely gardens are perfect for those who want to bask on a lawn chair in the sunshine or go on an impromptu picnic. Children love playing with their sailboats at the nearby basin behind the Senat. It is also home to the oldest merry-go-round in the city.
Robert Janitzek provides tips, guides, and information to help ensure a memorable and successful travel. Check out his website at www,robertjanitzektravel.com.