Getting lots in French Museums, Statues and Cathedrals

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Getting lots in French Museums, Statues and Cathedrals

 

There is no doubt, Paris have one of the highest amount of museums, monuments, statues, churches, cathedrals and everything related with, that can be found in one city.

If you are interested in history, art, modern design or just want to take some stunning photos. This is a must go destination! Let me mention a few of them I found interesting.

 

MUSEUMS

Louvre Museum, is so big you will need half of a day if not the whole day for it. So better go there quite early, this way, you can avoid some queues and have time to have a rest after long walk you are about to do. Oh, and better get comfortable shoes. I would also advise to take the “secret entrance”, called Porte des Lions instead of main entrance in pyramid.

Musée d’Orsay, is fabulous and would be my second recommendation, it also has a great bookstore where you can buy some souvenirs

Musee de la Magie, Musée des Arts et Métiers, Musée CarnavaletFoucault’s Pendulum and the Paris Pantheon, Deyrolle Taxidermy, Museum of Vampires and Legendary Creatures, Museum of the History of Medicine, Musée des Arts ForainsMusée, National de la Marine, those thematic museums are all very well prepared and I am sure everyone will find something interesting in each of them.

National Library of France is also a worth mention due to

Oh and please be aware, many Parisian museums and monuments are closed on Monday or Tuesday, and on some holidays


 

UNIVERSITIES

The Sorbonne and the Latin Quarter, beautiful square, lots of restaurants. Great to have a small stop and tea/coffee break as is located in student area too.


 

STATUES AND MONUMENTS

The Defender of Time statue (beautiful statue), Statue of Death of the University of Medicine,

Paris point Zero (geographical center point of Paris)

I love you wall, a very inspiring art project. Wall with words “I love you” and love sentences in different languages. Great for photo shoot


 

CHAPELS, CHURCHES, CATHEDRALS

Notre Dame Cathedral is onf of the most beautiful I agree, but queues are terrible, so why not to see other places like Sainte-Chapelle, St-Denis Basilica and Royal Necropolis, Sacre Coeur Basilica, Saint-Eustache Church, St-Gervais-St-Protais Church and the Scene of Tragedy in WWI, La Madeleine,  Saint-Etienne du Mont

Catacombes de Paris, a bit scary but worth checking, Montmartre Cemetery (stunning statues, but over evenings you might get a goose skin there),


 

OTHER

Arc de Triomphe, great viewing point to go as you will walk along busy streets with lots of shops, restaurants and interesting places. Also you will see other arks followed in one line.

Boulevard Haussmann and the Grands Boulevards, shopping center but stunning view.


 

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