Exploring The Louvre Museum

The Paris Itinerary 2014 Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum and IM Pei Pyramid

The Louvre Museum can be an overwhelming place to visit and no wonder, it spans over 652,000 square feet with 35,000 pieces of art on exhibit. So, how do you see it all? Well, honestly, you can’t. There is simply too much to see but you can manage to see some of the more famous works of art like Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo.

The Louvre is a series of buildings connected together to form a U-shape and is broken down by 3 wings, 5 levels and eight departments. Continue reading

Exploring the Eiffel Tower: Breaking down the 4 levels

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Eiffel Tower seen from the Seine River

It is AMAZING how one monument can have so much to see! My advice is to not rush through your visit but take time to enjoy it all.

However, if you are like most people visiting Paris, you probably have so much to see but so little time. Here is a quick overview of each level so you can choose what fits your itinerary. Continue reading

Exploring Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame may not be one of the wonders of the world but it should be! Every inch is covered with something amazing to see. Like most of Paris, it is dripping with history and the cathedral is a great example of Gothic architecture.

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Side view of Notre Dame

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Exploring the Arc de Triomphe

Initially commissioned by Napoleon, the Arc de Triomphe is a monument to those who fought for France.

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Arc de Triomphe at the Place de Charles de Gaulle

Here are a few things to check out what when visiting this beautiful site: Continue reading

Exploring the Place de la Concorde

The Place de la Concorde is located at the eastern end of the Champs Elysees and is packed full of sites to explore.  Here is a crash course on what to see:

To start, the square was originally the location of the guillotine. Several name changes later, it became the Place de la Concorde and is Paris’s largest square.

Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde

Directly in the middle is the Luxor Obelisk from Egypt. Depicted on the obelisk is a diagram of how it was moved from Luxor to Paris.

Luxor Obelisk at the Place de la Concorde

Luxor Obelisk at the Place de la Concorde

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