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Walk between the Concorde and the Louvre

A short stroll from the Place de la Concorde to the Louvre via the Tuileries Gardens.

Small visit in the tourist Paris, it is easy to go to the start of the walk (Concorde Station) and then to leave (Louvre Station).

You can take advantage of the walk to visit the Jeu de Paume, a kind of museum for photography and visual arts of the 20th century. You can also visit the Musée de l'Orangerie with the famous Nymphéas by Monnet, a huge series of paintings that occupy a whole room.

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Fountain of the Place de la Concorde

Fountain of the Place de la Concorde
Two majestic fountains adorn the square. The Place de la Concorde was the place of capital executions during the revolution. King Louis XVI was guillotined here.

The obelisk on the Place de la Concorde

The obelisk on the Place de la Concorde
The obelisk is a gift from Egypt to France. Originally Egypt had given the two obelisks of the temple of Ramses II but only one was transported to France.

Base of the obelisk

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Base of the obelisk
The pedestal shows various diagrams of the installation and placement of the Obelisk. The hieroglyphs on the four sides sing the praises of the pharaoh.

Queue in front of the Jeu de Paume

Queue in front of the Jeu de Paume
The Jeu de Paume is a museum/gallery specialized in photography and image. Temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists are organized. The public is younger and more connected than in other museums.

View on the octagonal basin

View on the octagonal basin

Rodin's kiss

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Rodin's kiss
Rodin's Kiss is a magnificent bronze statue. There are other versions including a marble version presented in the Rodin Museum.

The Orangery Museum

The Orangery Museum
The Orangery contains one of Monet's most important works: The Water Lilies. The paintings are huge and in accordance with the painter's wish they form a whole in one room. The museum also includes a collection of paintings (Renoir, Cézanne...). Tourists don't go to the Orangery, it's a pity because the Water Lilies are a work to be seen. On the other hand, the entrance is a bit expensive (9 euros) as the museum is not very big.

The Musée d'Orsay seen from the Tuileries garden

The Musée d'Orsay seen from the Tuileries garden
The Tuileries garden communicates with the banks of the Seine and you can continue your walk on the banks if you wish. You can also cross the bridge and reach the Musée D'Orsay just opposite.

Plan des Tuileries

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Plan des Tuileries
As the map indicates, there are children's playgrounds and places to eat in the gardens.

View of the Louvre

View of the Louvre
The Tuileries garden communicates with the Louvre. You can also see the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel which celebrates the victories of Napoleon.

Pelouse des Tuileries

Pelouse des Tuileries
During the first days of spring, the Tuileries gardens are invaded by tourists and Parisians who wish to enjoy the first rays of sunshine.

The Carrousel du Louvre

The Carrousel du Louvre
You can then finish the walk by going through the Carrousel du Louvre, you have to go down the stairs. It is an underground complex with shops and restaurants. You can also see the remains of the old fortress. You can enter without paying.

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