City Walks: Paris 50 Adventures on Foot

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By Christina Henry de Tessan -- Completely revised and updated! Walks include: Montmartre The Marais The Champs-Elyse The Gardens of Versailles And more!

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<p>1. The LouvreTheres much to admire along this majestic walk through royal Paris: the art hanging on the world-famous museums walls, of course, but also the Louvres magnificent architecture, the Tuileries elegant landscaping, and Monets beloved murals in the Orangerie.METRO: LOUVRE-RIVOLI Walk down Rue de lAmiral de Coligny toward the Seine. Fuel up at chic caf Le Fumoir (1; 6 Rue de lAmiral de Coligny). Cross the street and head beneath the arched gateway into the Louvres handsome Cour Carre (2). Originally begun as a fortress in the 13th century, the Louvre was expanded in the 17th century to become a royal palace. Head straight across the courtyard and cross into the Cour Napoleon, where visitors enter the museum through I. M. Peis controversial pyramid (3). The Louvre is the largest museum in the world, with a for-midable collection that ranges from Mesopotamian antiquities to the Mona Lisa. Plan your visit carefully to avoid becoming overwhelmedconquering the whole museum in a single day is a Napoleonic feat not worth attempting. Afterward, enjoy a scenic (if pricey) respite at the Caf Marly (4), which enjoys a prized location beneath the arcades on the north side of the square. Continue west through the Tuileries, the royal garden designed in the 1600s by master landscaper Andr Le Ntre. From here, several Paris landmarks align along the grand axis: the Louvre, the Tuileries, the Concordes Oblisque, the Champs-Elyses, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Grande Arche de la Dfense. On your left at the far end of the gardens, the Muse de lOrangerie (5) most famously houses Monets Nymphas, but holds other masterpieces as well. To your right is the Jeu de Paume (6), a one-time royal tennis court that today houses the Centre National de la Photographie. Exit from the gardens northwest corner to reach the Concorde metro.;;;;;;;;123456SeineSeineJardin duPaIais-RoyaIJardin desTuiIeriesLe CriIIonPaIaisBourbonMusedu LouvreMused'OrsayPaIaisRoyaIObIisqueRue Royale Quai des TuileriesRue de Richelieurue du Bacrue du Quatre-septembreRue de RivoliRue de Rivolirue MontmartrePort de SolfrinoBlvd. St.-GermainQuai Anatole FranceQuai VoltaireAv. de l'OpraRue des Petits-ChampsRue des PyramidesRue du LouvreRue Croi x-des-Petits-ChampsQuai Franois MitterrandRue de l Amiralde ColignyRue d'Algerrue MontmartreRue de SolfrinoRue de la BanqueRue Vivienne rue des BourdonnaisRue de Montpensierrue Las-Casesrue des JeneursRue de ValoisRue St.-RochRue CambonRue de LilleRue de l'Universitrue de GrenellePl. de la ConcordeRue du Mont-Thabor Rue St.-HonorRue Ste.-AnnePyramidesTuiIeriesLouvre-RivoIiPaIais-RoyaI-Musedu LouvreBourseAssembIeNationaIeConcordeEWN S2. Around La Madeleine This stroll through chic and gourmet Paris is full of seductive pleasures, from glittering jewelry shops to deluxe purveyors of fine foods. METRO: CONCORDE (exit at Rue Royale) Head north along Rue Royale. On your left is legendary eatery Maxims, above which is housed the 1900 Collection (1; 3 Rue Royale), an assortment of Art Nouveau objects collected by owner Pierre Cardin (guided tour by reservation only; visit www.maxims-artnouveau-museum.com for details). Stop in at legendary salon de th La Dure (2; #16), an old-world gilt and wood-paneled tea room complete with an ethereal painted ceiling. Be sure to sample some of their famous macaroons. Continue up to la Madeleine (3), a church in the form of a Greek Temple that was built in the 1800s to honor Napoleons Grande Arme (great army). These days, the shops surround-ing it make up a world-class culinary mecca. Turn right to visit Maille (4; 6 Pl. de la Madeleine), a shop devoted exclusively to mustard and vinegar. Continue counterclockwise around to epicurean temple Fauchon (5; #2628), which carries museum-worthy cakes, confections, and savory delights. Check out whats on at Pinacothque de Paris (6; #28), a museum that hosts top-notch temporary exhibits. Continue around the square. Detour up Rue Pasquier to Square Louis XVI (7), a small garden that is home to the Chapelle Expiatoire. King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were buried here before their bodies were moved to St. Denis along with other victims of the French Revolution. Return to la Madeleine. Head south along the squares edge. Stop in at upscale specialty grocer Hdiard (8; 21 Pl. de la Madeleine), truffle specialists Maison de la Truffe (9; #19), an outpost of legendary tea shop Mariage Frres, and Caviar Kaspia (both at 10; #17). Return down Rue Royale to the Concorde metro. ;;;;;;51243678910SeineJardin desTuiIeriesPaIaisBourbonGareSt.-LazarePaIais deI'EIyseAssembIeNationaIeRue du Havrerue HalvyRue RoyaleQuai des Tuileriesrue de la Chausse-d'antinRue de RivoliBlvd. Malesherbesquai Anatole FranceVoie Georges Pompidouavenue de l'Oprarue des PyramidesAv. des Champs-ElysesRue St-LazareBlvd. MalesherbesBl vd. HaussmannRue de l a Ppi ni reRue TronchetPl. de laMadeleineRue d'AlgerRue DuphotRue Lavoi si erRue de l'ElyseRue CambacrsRue JoubertRue d'AstorgRue d'AnjouRue Auberrue de MadridRue VignonRue Godot de Mauroyrue St.-RochRue CambonRue de l'ArcadeRue de CaumartinRue de RomeRue des Mathuri nsPl. de la ConcordeRue du Mont-ThaborRue St.-Honor Av. Edward TuckRue de SurneRue des CapucinesRue de LabordeRue du Faubourg St.-HonorRue d'AnjouRue Boissy-d'AnglasRue RoyRue PasquierRue Seze Av. GabrielRue de l a Bi enfai sanceTuiIeriesAssembIeNationaIeMadeIeineSt.-LazareTrinitHavreCaumartinConcordeSt.-AugustinE WNS</p>