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