FIRST PART of my Paris guide is finally done and ready to see the world.
I know you have been waiting like crazy (hoho) since I stepped food on Danish ground a little over a month ago,
and here you have the first part dedicated to what you should see and do Paris in all it's glory:
THINGS TO DO AND SEE:
MUSEE DE L’ORANGERIE, 1 Place de la Concorde, 75001:
You find Monet's fantastic water lily paintings here.
MUSEE DU LOUVRE, 99 Rue de Rivoli, 75001:
Mona Lisa IS overrated, but the museum does also have more to offer.
PLACE VENDÔME, 75001:
If you can afford to spoil yourself or someone else with a very expensive and exclusive piece of jewellery, it’s here you need to buy it.
Regardless the square is very beautiful.
MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS, 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001:
The museum itself is not extremely exiting,
but keep an eye on the fashion special exhibitions and take a look in the shop next door for books on fashion.
MUSEE DE LA CHASSE ET DE LA NATURE, 62 Rue des Archives, 75003:
Paris’s hunting museum and possibly the most bizarre museum, I’ve ever visited.
Walk from ceilings made of stuffed owls to speaking albino boar to monkeys the size of humans.
PLACE DE VOSGES, 75004:
Square surrounded by old house and arcades with restaurants and shops.
One of the most beautiful squares of Paris, if you ask me.
CENTRE POMPIDOU, Place George Pompidou, 75004:
One of Paris’ modern museums where you will find a good permanent exhibition and interesting special exhibitions.
JARDIN DES PLANTES, 75005:
Lovely park that as the name indicates is full of beautiful and well-kept plants (and flowers)
JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG, 75006:
Beautiful park where an afternoon in the sun easily can be spend in one of the park’s many green chairs.
MUSEE D’ORSAY, 2 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007:
One of my favourite museums in Paris because of the beautiful building that houses the museum.
Expect lots of tourist, but pay the museum a visit anyway and keep an eye out for the cute ballerina made by Degas.
MUSEE MARMOTTAN, 2 Rue Louis-Boilly, 75016:
Impressionistic museum with a big collection of Monets paintings and often also interesting special exhibitions.
Ideal park if you want to get away from the noise of the city.
With a fake waterfall, a temple on the top of a fake island and many beautiful flowers and trees this park is definitely worth a visit.
This is possibly Paris’ smallest “city” with only 4 streets.
With many interesting buildings/houses and with Montmartre with Sacre Coeur on the top in the distance.
MUSEE DE L’ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE, Avenue Président Wilson, 75119:
Modern museum that houses the world’s biggest painting by Raoul Dufy.
Take the slightly long trip to Varseille if you want to see how Marie Antoinette and Ludvig the 14th lived.
MONET’S GARDEN, GIVERNY:
Monet’s garden in Giverny definitely needs to be visited.
The garden is fantastic with the green bridges and the iconic water lilies.
TIP: Buy the weekly magazine Pariscope where all exhibitions, cinema-, theatre- and operashows are listed.