Other Paris Sights

It’s not difficult to find something around Paris (pics) that you want to photograph: monuments, fountains, sculptures, museums, food.

Place de la Concorde is one of Paris’ most impressive plazas, anchoring one end of the Champs-Élysées opposite the Arc de Triomphe.  In the 1790’s, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were guillotined in Place de la Concorde along with some 1340 others over a two year period.  And then, of course, the Arc de Triomphe is another Paris icon.

Louvre - Four Captives

Naturally, we spent a day in the Louvre.  I read that with the number of art objects in this museum, if you were to walk through and give only a glance at each one you would need 9 months for this effort.  Fortunately, at the museum website you can access various “trails” which are detailed instructions for finding a series of related items.  Each trail has a particular theme such as Masterpieces, Art Out-sized, etc.  While you are following one of these trails you will invariably find other things that will catch your attention along the way.  The building itself is a work of art so allow some time to just admire various parts of the interior of the structure.


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