Louvre and Champs-Elysees

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Louvre

Louvre

Before you visit the Louvre, you have to prepare yourself: it is NOT a one hour museum.

The Louvre was originally built as a fortress in 1190, and become a museum just approx 600 years later.  Right now it is divided into 3 parts: Richelieu (north), Sully (east), and Denon (south).  An excellent map will help you to walking through (available at ticket desks). During this trip you can see Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiques, many of paintings (Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Delacroix’s Liberty leading the people, and many more), and statues (Venus de Milo). If you feel like feed up, don’t worry, your ticket is valid all day and allow to re-entry into the museum, so just go outside, sit down next to the glass pyramids, and enjoy the warm Parisian sun!


Once you finished, you may feel to walking through on the  Jardin des Tuileries, what is one of the city’s main green area ( 28 hectares garden), and this walk will take you finally to the Place de la Concorde. In the centre of the square there is a 23m tall pink-granite Obelisk a gift from Mohamed Ali, viceroy of Egypt. Follow the way longer on the Champs-Elysees, what is the most famous and most expensive street in Paris and you will arrive to the final destination: the Arc de Triomphe. The idea to build it came from Napoleon I., as a tribute to his armies and it bears the names of hundreds of his marshals, and dozens of victories. The building is 50 m high and 45m wide and a trip to the top affords excellent views.

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Louvre
Louvre
inside the pyramid
inside the pyramid
inside the pyramid
inside the pyramid
Louvre
Louvre
inside the pyramid
inside the pyramid
One of the glass pyramids
One of the glass pyramids
Venus de Milo
Venus de Milo
Mummy
Mummy
Mummy
Mummy
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Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa
Fountain on the Place de la Concor…
Fountain on the Place de la Conco…
pink-granite Obelisk a gift from M…
pink-granite Obelisk a gift from …
Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe
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