1 WEEK IN PARIS – DAY 1

FRANCE VISIT TRAVEL ONE WEEK IN PARIS DAY 1 THOUGHTS & nOTES BLOG

 

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Musée Grévin

Timing 9 :30 – 19 :00
Price 20.50 €
Metro Grands boulevards, Richelieu Drouot(8-9)

This is an awesome wax museum. You’ll enjoy taking pictures with famous french and international people. The quality of the figures are impressive even the building is stunning from inside.  

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(picture from Musée Grévin website)

La Fayette

Monday to Saturday 9.30-20:30  Sundays  11:00-19:00

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Les Galeries La Fayette are famous département stores chain. La Fayette is a “luxury bazaar” with light through a 43m domed roof, would flood the hall and all products aglow. The building has a style of Paris Art Nouveau. It has a magnificent staircase, inspired by the Paris Opera house with an amazing ironwork on the balconies. There are many restaurants in the gallery La Fayette and before you leave don’t miss the amazing view on the roof!opera garnier expat-blog-musee grevin thoughts & Notes - travel tips program landmarks thoughts & Notes

Opera Garnier 

Timing 10 : 00 -17 : 00
Price 12 €
Metro Opera (3-7-8)

There are 1797 seats in the Palais Garnier, it was built in 1861 to 1875. The opera was named after the architect Charles Garnier.  It was the primary home of the Paris opera and its associated Paris opera Ballet until 1989. Now, the Paris Opera now mainly uses the Palais Garnier for ballet. The opera house is probably the most famous opera house in the world.

Check the schedule of the events on the website here before you visit, you might find something interesting to attend and you’ll have the time during breaks to visit the place.

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Café de la Paix

That’s a very famous and old Café. You can take a coffee/break here! 

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Then walk along the street Rue de la paix (a fashionable shopping street). It is funny because It just crossed my mind that Rue de la paix is the most expensive property in the French version of monopoly!

This street runs from the Opera Garnier to the Place Vendôme.  The original Vendôme Column at the center of the square was erected by Napoleon I to commemorate the Battle of Austerlitz (against Russian & Austria). It was made out of cannon taken from the combined armies of Europe. Around this square, are very luxurious hotels like the Hotel Ritz.

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Take the metro 1 (towards La Defense) at Concorde on the north west corner of the Jardin des Tuileries, a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde (largest square in Paris, it is where they killed Louis XVI after the revolution), It was a royal park then it was open for the public after the French revolution.

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Place de la concorde

Arc de Triomphe

Timing 10 : 00 -23 : 00
Price 12 €
Metro Charles de Gaulle- Etoile (1-2-6)

Take the exit at Charles de Gaulle- Etoile to see the Arc de Triomphe and then enjoy a walk in the Champs-Elysées! By the way, to reach the Arc de Triomphe, you can search for the underground entrance.

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