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Walk between the Louvre and the Palais-Royal

A walk in the heart of historic Paris to visit the Palais-Royal, the Comédie Française and the Louvre.

A very short walk in the center of Paris, just get out at the metro station Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre to start the walk. The best way to visit the Comédie-Française Comédie-Française is to buy a ticket for a performance, the chair where Molière spent his last moments is exposed in the public foyer. You must buy a ticket for the Richelieu room, which is the most beautiful room of the Comédie-Française and is worth the trip alone. There are also possibilities of guided tours. The gardens of the Palais-Royal can be visited very quickly, you should take the time to sit on a bench and admire the architecture.

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Triumphal arch of the Tuileries

Triumphal arch of the Tuileries
The triumphal arch of the Tuileries is the gateway to the Tuileries garden. It commemorates the Napoleonic victories. If you stand in the axis of the Triumphal Arch you can see perfectly aligned the Triumphal Arch of the Champs-Elysees and even the Grande Arche de la Defense.

The Louvre pyramid

The Louvre pyramid
The pyramid gives access to the museum, you should not be discouraged when you see the queue that snakes around the square because it moves quite fast. In any case you don't have much choice, there are people every day.

Le Kiosque des Noctambules

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Le Kiosque des Noctambules
The Kiosque des Noctambules is in fact the entrance to the metro station Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre. It is a contemporary work created in 2000 which is made of glass balls.

The Comédie-Française

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The Comédie-Française
The Comédie-Française is one of the oldest theaters in the world. It is the guardian of the French theater tradition, the repertoire and the staging are mostly very classical, the great plays of the repertoire are played. Molière, one of the founders of the Comédie-Française, is regularly performed.

A café next to the Comédie-Française

A café next to the Comédie-Française
The neighborhood is very pleasant. Be careful if you want to take tickets for a show of the Comédie-Française, most of the plays are very successful. Indeed, the shows are often of great quality with very good actors for a rather modest price. You have to book well in advance to get a seat.

The columns of Buren

The columns of Buren
The Buren columns caused a great stir when they were first installed. Today they are well accepted. They still look a bit cheap in this rather sumptuous environment. Originally there was a parking lot and we have the impression that we have kept the same pavement by adding bits of columns. This has advantages, we can use it to rest.

The stores under the arcades

The stores under the arcades
The gardens of the Palais-Royal leave a mixed feeling, especially the stores under the arcades, one has the impression that they haven't moved for 150 years. Everything seems old, old-fashioned and a bit abandoned.

Under the lime trees of the Palais-Royal

Under the lime trees of the Palais-Royal
The Palais-Royal is an enclosed space surrounded by houses, it is sometimes difficult to find the entrance. It is a little less frequented than the other Parisian gardens.

The park

The park
It's hard to believe but the Palais-Royal has known a rather agitated period. After the revolution it was frequented by many prostitutes and the surrounding buildings housed gambling houses. Extract from a police report of the time: "The most shameless and scandalous libertinism is shown in the Palais-Égalité, the prostitutes' girls do not keep any measure anymore; their words, their actions make the least shy modesty blush. It is in broad daylight that one sees them indulge in all the excesses of their impudence". Napoleon's first relationship with a woman was with a prostitute in the Palais-Royal!

The canon of the Palais-Royal

The canon of the Palais-Royal
In 1786, a clockmaker living in the neighborhood fired a cannon to indicate noon to the walkers of the Palais-Royal. This tradition still continues today.

Alley of trees in the gardens of the Palais-Royal

Alley of trees in the gardens of the Palais-Royal
What is interesting when you go for a walk in the Parisian gardens is the fact that on your way home you have to shine your shoes and take a foot bath. The pavement in all the Parisian parks dazzles the eyes and dirties the shoes.

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