Grab your skip-the-line tickets for the Arc de Triomphe today! As you walk down the street, be sure to look back once in a while to check out the Arc de Triomphe behind you! To walk from the Arc de Triomphe to the entrance to the Louvre the scenic way so swerving down to the Pont Alexander III and then more-or-less following the Seine up to the Tuileries Gardens takes a bit under an hour. In the Louvre, time and geography are at your fingertips: paintings, sculptures, and artifacts from all over the world are present.
The collection is magnificently diverse. Stroll through the apartments of Napoleon III the Louvre did used to be a palace, after all , and along the foundation of the Louvre as it once stood because yes, it was a fortress even before a palace. It took us three visits to the Louvre before we booked a tour, and wow do we wish we had done it sooner. Bright Days Ahead Les beaux jours.
Tell No One. The Assistant La volante. To set Parental Controls, please click here. Login access is disabled. Not a member yet? Join Now Back to login. March 21, Paris is full of major bucket list items most of us dream of visiting way before we eventually go. Going to Paris and not seeing these iconic places is unthinkable. Unfortunately, every man and his dog have the same idea. However, there is one way around this which I swear by. I do this in every major city and it always pays dividends.
My secret weapon is always getting a city pass. In this case, I got the Paris Pass. I was a bit unsure at first, seeing as it required a small investment, but I knew it would be money well spent if it meant it would get me out of the queues and inside the museums toute de suite! Of the five days and four nights I spent in Paris, I covered a lot of ground. While not everything is included in the Paris Pass , it definitely made a difference in being able to stick to my jam-packed itinerary.
I got the 3-day pass thinking it would be enough. Even though her name was on the pass, no one ever checked. Updated April Due to the major fire that took place at Notre Dame on April 15, , the cathedral is temporarily closed until further notice whilst restoration works take place. Updates can be found and donations can be made via the official Notre Dame website. Tip: For a larger view of the map, click on the icon in the top right corner.
Click on this interactive map and see where this itinerary will take you. The coloured pins represent different pockets of the island to explore each day. Click on any pin for more information. My advice? Go the morning of your first day in Paris. This beautiful building was originally built to protect Parisians against Viking attacks in the 12th-century. Can you believe that in the 15th-century the French kings refused to go inside since they disliked the huge building?
There are also several hundred thousand items not on display! But Toots Marion and Mingus both come from failed relationships but, by bringing Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion.
But when they make a two-day stop in Marion's hometown, the couple's romantic trip takes a turn as Jack is exposed to Marion's sexually perverse and emotionally unstable family.