The Louvre, a former royal residence and home to Mona Lisa. Perhaps the world´s greatest art museum. It´s like a palace within the city with grandiose architecture and the Holy Grail for art lovers. The entrance is the famous glass pyramid by IM Pei.
Forum des Halles is an underground shopping center, entertainment, and culture. It used to be a food – and meat market but that has moved suburb of Ringis. No fun at all but better things will eventually come! By 2012 the whole area will have a new landscaping.
Centre Pompidou houses Paris premier cultural centre and you can spend hours just looking at it without ever going inside! The external facade is covered with plumbing, pipes, air vents and escalators enclosed in tubes. Inside you will find the largest collection of modern art in Europe. There is a great bookshop on the ground floor and a design shop.
From the centre´s roof you will get panoramic views over Paris. From the restaurant George you will also get stunning views of Paris while you dine in their hyperindustrial diningroom.
Place Georges Pompidou – www.centrepompidou.fr
Jardin des Tuileries
Perfect for some pleasant strolling. On one side of the park is The Louvre and on the other side is Place de la Condorde and then Champs-Elyées. The gardens are Unesco World Heritage Site and has been a chic promenade ever since they opened in the 16th century. For garden lovers there is a specialist bookshop by Place de la Concorde.
1 rue de Rivoli
Musée du Louvre
A stunning 35 000 works of art are on display, divided into eight departments and housed in the three wings. At the museum´s bookshop dedicated Louvre-fans can purchase extensive guides with up to 475 pages!
Mona Lisa – the Louvre´s star attraction resides behind bulletproof glass in Salle des Etats on the 1st floor.
A lovely place for people watching is the Café de la Pyramide, just opposite the glass pyramid.
Rue de Rivoli & Rue Saint – Honoré
Are one of the most famous streets of Paris,. You will find a lot of great shops including the most fashionable names in the world.