It's a typical old medieval...
It's a typical old medieval city. As you know cities in medieval ages were being founded in the following way - some central object, castle, the main square for trading, narrow streets for trading also and a wall around the city. When city used to spread in all directions around they had to move the wall further, so Paris is one the type of the city who has changed this wall at least three times! :) Therefore all the objects in it are not in one main direction but everywhere around, very noticeable from the Eiffel Tower. So get ready to walk if you want to see everything! Impossible to see in one day.. I'll come back there for sure! Loved bridges, Notre Dam cathedral, Louvre and fountains there (salvation on a hot summer day). What surprised me - Eiffel Tower at night. Before going to Paris I was thinking 'why all the fuss about that thing, some iron construction, sure big, sure nice..but..' shortly- it wasn't something fascinating for me. After I got there I realized the beauty of it, it was different than I expected, and the most surprising effect was at night.. That's what I call magical.. We were sitting on the grass in a Mars field, tasting wine, and next to us there was a enormously beautiful, delicately made peace of gold emitting golden light.
Have a "glace"
Otherwise known as ice cream:)
Here the ordering options are made clear! This small shop was on rue Mouffetard in the Latin Quarter.
The best "glace" in Paris is considered to be Berthillon on Ile St. Louis.
Le Jardin du Luxembourg
Luxemburg is a marvelous garden of 22 hectares. Adjoining in the Palace of the Senate, constructed for Marie of Médicis, this garden to the French harmonizes between lines and perspectives. Centered on the central basin, he/it spreads until the Fountain of the observatory of Davioud. Since Louis - Philippe, numerous sculptures decorate the garden, most beautiful being the monument in Delacroix by Dalou. To see the fountain of Médicis of 1624, of Florentine style, also. Romantic, quiet and hilly to some places, this beautiful garden is the place ideal for the lovers, the children and the aged people. He/it is planted of various gases of which of beautiful plane trees of Orient and the walnut-trees of Caucasus. Numerous floral decorations are dispersed on the circular lawns. The palace is surrounded in summer with palms and massifs of rosebushes. Finally, a beautiful basin is placed in the center of the garden. The garden of Luxemburg offers numerous activities of leisures: playgrounds of ball and long palm, of croquet, merry-go-round of hobby-horses, swings, karting, theater of puppets, renting of boats, lands of tennis, sulky and cars to pedals, walk to back of donkeys and ponies, ferries to sand and playful spaces reserved to the children with a big variety of games. You will be able to find many kiosks of toys and sweet, of the barrooms, lounge of tea and a day care. Also signal that a space of chess games, ladies and bridge is present. The fact to observe the players (accustomed of the places) provokes a real pleasure. It makes us think about the old Paris where the inhabitants of the district met in the public places to play or to discuss of the whole days. The garden of Luxemburg is one of the more beautiful and romantic parklands of Paris.
Paris is full of street musicians. This guy is one of the very few "traditional" ones, without background music played from a battery powered device.
There are also some who just play for the fun, like the drummers we saw in Jardin du Trocadero one night.
Le Corbusier - Modernist Architect
The Swiss-born artist, Le Corbusier (1887 - 1965) was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. Through his writing and his buildings, he is the main player in the Modernist story. His designs were built world-wide. Check out the Villa La Roche a reinforced concrete structure built in 1924 at Auteuil.
His radical ideas were given full expression in his 1923 book Vers Une Architecture ("Towards a New Architecture"), which is still the best-selling architecture book of all time.
"A house", Le Corbusier wrote, "is a machine for living in."
Le Corbusier Foundation maintains two of his pioneering structures (circa 1923) plus a library devoted to his works, life and achievements at Auteuil, in s.w. Paris (a couple of blocks west of Radio France). You may need to consult a map to find it but is well worth the visit. A real eye opener re modern architecture. See the web site for visiting times:
Villas La Roche-Jeanneret
Address : 8-10, square du Docteur Blanche 75016 Paris
approx lat long: 48º51'07.67"N; 02º15'54.41"E
Metro : line 9 (Jasmin) / liges 9 and 10 (Michel-Ange - Auteuil)
Bus : line 52 (La Fontaine - Mozart) / Line P.C. : (Suchet - Raffet
I've posted under this heading because I can find no other reference to the museum on this site.