A central landmark of the city, the Louvre is one of the biggest museums in the world and home to approximately 38,000 classic and modern masterpieces from prehistory to the 21st century. The building itself was originally constructed as a fortress, but during the French Revolution was turned into a public museum.
Housed in the train station building, constructed by Victor Laloux for the 1900 World Fair, the Orsay is a national museum devoted to all the arts between 1848-1914. One of the largest museums in Europe, its collection includes paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. Specifically, it is home to the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist work in the world, showcasing work from painters like Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh.
Located in the Hôtel Salé in the "Marais" area, this museum is dedicated to the works of Pablo Picasso. An exceptionally restored venue which offers guests the opportunity to view a unique collection, the Hôtel Salé has been noted as being "the grandest, most extraordinary, if not the most extravagant, of the grand Parisian houses of the 17th century " by Bruno Foucart in 1985.
Opposite the Musée Picasso is Glou, a trendy Parisian bistrot serving ingredients carefully selected from local suppliers. The restaurant is a unique experience and the upstairs boasts amazing views of the museum.
An already iconic Parisian building from internationally acclaimed architect Frank Gehry, and a collection of modern art funded by Bernard Arnault, the Foundation is one of the cultural places not to be missed in Paris.
Dining near the Louis Vuitton Foundation includes Le Cap Seguin, a cozy and elegant restaurant with river views, and Les Jardins de Bagatelle, a quiet and chic locale with modern French cuisine.
The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris exhibits the couturier's body of work on the legendary premises of his former haute couture house. Inaugurated in October 2017, the space showcases dresses, accessories, costume sketches, photos, videos, and the artist's studio, where all of the "magic" happened.
- Walk from The Tuileries Garden to Champs de L'Eysee
- Stop for lunch and macarons at Ladurée
- Walk to Arc de Triumph
- Stop at Angelina for chocolat chaud
- Walk along rue de Rivoli and across Pont Neuf
- Visit Notre-Dame
- Peruse through titles new and old at Shakespeare & Company
- Try a cream puff at Odette
- Visit Napolean's tomb and horse at the Musée de l'Armée in Paris
- Walk through the Latin Quarter and visit The Panthéon
- Dine at the iconic Brasserie Lipp