Walk between the Concorde and the Louvre

A short ride that starts from the Concord to join the Louvre through the garden of the Tuileries.

The classical visit of Paris, essential if you visit Paris for the first time, it is easy to get to the start of the walk (Station Concorde).

Then you can also visit the Jeux de Paume sort of museum for photography and visual arts of the 20th century. You can also visit the Museum of the Orangerie with the famous nympheas (waterlilies) by Monnet series of paintings that occupy an entire room.

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Duration: 1 h.

Fountain in the square of Concord

Fountain in the square of Concord
Two majestic fountains adorn the square. The Concorde square was the place of executions during the revolution. This is where King Louis XVI was guillotined.

The Obelisk of the place of the Concorde

The Obelisk of the place of the Concorde
The Obelisk is a gift from Egypt to the France. Initially Egypt had given the two obelisks of the temple of Ramesses II, but only one was carried to France.

Basis of the Obelisk

Basis of the Obelisk
The pedestal shows different patterns of installation and implementation of the Obelisk. The hieroglyphs on the four faces sing the praises of the Pharaoh.

Queue for the Jeu de Paume

Queue for the Jeu de Paume
The Jeu de Paume is a Museum/Gallery specialized in photography and image. Temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists are organized. The audience is younger and hipper than in other museums.

The octagonal basin

The octagonal basin

The Kiss by Rodin

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The Kiss by Rodin
The Kiss by Rodin is a beautiful bronze statue. There are other versions, a marble version is also presented at the Rodin Museum.

The Museum of the Orangerie

The Museum of the Orangerie
'The Orangery contains one of the most important works of Monet: Les Nympheas. The paintings are huge and in accordance with the wishes of the artist they are in a single room. The Museum also includes a collection of paintings (Renoir, Cézanne...). Few tourists visit the Orangerie, it''s a shame because "Les Nympheas" is a must see. The entrance is a little bit expensive (9 euros) the visit is short the museum is not very big. '

The Orsay Museum seen from the garden of the Tuileries

The Orsay Museum seen from the garden of the Tuileries
'The garden of the Tuileries communicates with the banks of the Seine and ypu can continue the walk on the banks if desired. You can also cross the bridge and reach the museum d''Orsay just in front.'

Map of the Tuileries

Map of the Tuileries
As the plan indicates there are games for children and places to eat in the gardens.

View of the Louvre

View of the Louvre
The garden of the Tuileries communicates with the Louvre. We can also see the triumphal arch of the carousel that celebrates the victories of Napoleon.

Lawn of the Tuileries

Lawn of the Tuileries
During the first days of spring the gardens of the Tuileries are invaded by tourists and Parisians who want to enjoy the first rays of xun.

The Carrousel du Louvre

The Carrousel du Louvre
'You can then finish the walk through the carousel du Louvre, you need to go down the stairs. It''s an underground complex that includes shops and restaurants. We can also see the ruins of the old fortress. The entrance is free.'
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