For the second day of your romantic getaway, we suggest the following plan:
1. Breakfast first
Start your day with a breakfast followed by a walk on the famous des Champs-Élysées Avenue. Get on the metro line 2 and get off at Ternes station, then enjoy a big breakfast at the Brasserie La Lorraine. After that, take the Avenue de Wagram in order to go back the most beautiful avenue in the world: the Champs-Elysées.
Brasserie La Lorraine: 2, Place des Ternes, Paris 8th.
2. Visit of the Petit and Grand Palais
Walk to the Petit Palais and to the Grand Palais, to see an impressive architecture, pretty glass roofs and temporary exhibitions about different themes and welcoming works of the greatest artists. During winter, you also can enjoy a skating rink placed there for the occasion.
Grand Palais : 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
Prix : they are different according to the exhibitions.
Petit Palais : Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Prix : they are different according to the exhibitions, it can also be free or reduced.
3. A walk into the Invalides
Visit the Esplanade des Invalides and enjoy the green space for a peaceful time. You can also choose to visit the different areas of the Invalides, such as the Court of Honor, the Soldiers church, the tomb of the Emperor Napoleon and many others. Take a lunch break in one of the many restaurants and bistros located there.Les Invalides: 129, rue de Grenelle, Paris 7th.
4. A bit of culture at Orsay Museum
From the Invalides, take the bus 69 from La Tour Maubourg Saint-Dominique and get off at Gambetta-Musée d’Orsay bus stop. You can also walk, it only takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The Orsay Museum is an former train station converted into a museum and opened since 1986. Come and discover the mysteries of Western art through sculptures, paintings, photographs and architecture.
Enjoy the aquatic decoration and the temporary exhibition space and admire the reorganization of the Impressionist gallery. Discover incredible exhibitions, regularly renewed, that will brighten your search for more artistic culture.
Musée d’Orsay: 1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur, Paris 7th.
Prices: full 12€, reduced 9€, free for people under 18 andpeople from Europe under 25.
5. Stroll at Place de la Concorde
Next stop: the Place de la Concorde, accessible on foot from Orsay Museum, in order to admire the beauty of a place created to mark the French reconciliation after the “Terror”. This square is seen as the most important creation of the Enlightenment, it expresses a special moment in the evolution of French taste. The obelisk was built on the historical axis of Paris, and was brought from Egypt in 1836 as a gift in recognition of the work of the first translator of a hieroglyph: the French Champollion. Moreover, the obelisk is used as a trace needle on a sundial created on the ground of the place thanks to metal inlays.
From the square, continue to the Jardin des Tuileries where you can have a stroll. In the garden there is a building that host exhibition of photography and contemporary art architecture (formerly known as the Jeu de Paume) and the Musée de l’Orangerie, bringing together artists and Post-Impressionist paintings such as the Nymphéas by Claude Monet. Enjoy the pools and lawn for a romantic and peaceful moment in the Jardin des Tuileries.
Place de la Concorde: Paris 8th.
6. Finally the Louvre Museum
You can then, depending on the time you have left, go to the Louvre for a little tour in the Louvre Museum. Otherwise, enjoy the World Restaurant(in french) at the Carrousel du Louvre for a dinner giving you the opportunity to discover the flavours of the world.
The museum is open from 9am to 6pm, except on Tuesdays. There are nocturnal tour on Wedneday and Friday until 9:45pm.
Prices: 15€, or free for people under 25 and from Europe.
Musée du Louvre: Paris 1st.
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