Musée d’Orsay

Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay resides within a renovated old railway station. This was the Gare d’Orsay. It sits on the Seine across from the Louvre. This is another art gallery of historic importance. It should never be an either or choice between the Louvre and the Musée...
Palais du Louvre

Palais du Louvre

This enormous palace is the world’s largest museum. The Palais du Louvre is a former royal residence. Located in the 1st arrondissement, it is a magnet to tourists who admire fine art and enjoy architecture. It is also a colossal structure. To view it in its entirety,...
Jardin Des Tuileries

Jardin Des Tuileries

In the 1st arrondissement is the pretty stretch of formal French Gardens called the Jardin Des Tuileries. This is a stereotypical example of French landscaping at the height of their formality. Designed by the famous André Le Nôtre for Louis XIV, these are another...
Hôtel des Invalides

Hôtel des Invalides

In the Plaza des Invalides is the remarkable Hôtel des Invalides. This structure was originally a rest home for wounded soldiers from the many wars of the 17th century. The architect, Libéral Bruant began work in 1670. Tourists come here for several reasons. You can...
Champs-Élysées

Champs-Élysées

This is the most famous street in the city of Paris. Its tree-lined sidewalks sweep from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. The concept dates back to 1670 and the Sun King – Louis XIV. Yet, it took many centuries before it became the showpiece street of...
Centre Georges Pompidou

Centre Georges Pompidou

Sitting in the Place Georges-Pompidou is the Centre Georges Pompidou. In 1977, it was the “most avant-garde” structure on the planet. It is still an interesting piece of architecture. Its transparent façade is an introduction to its modern contents. The Center is home...