Archive For The “Museums” Category

The moment I saw The Eiffel Tower, I knew I made it!

By | May 25, 2011

After coffee at Le Depart in Saint-Lazare, I took the RER train to Champs Élysées Clemenceau to start my walk along the avenue of Champs-Élysées from start to end reaching Arc de Triomphe! As soon as you exit, you can see two beautiful buildings being Grand Palais and Petit Palais. The Grand Palais is an […]

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Place des Vosges & Maison Victor Hugo

By | May 18, 2011

Place des Vosages is one of Paris’s oldest squares located in Marais dating back to 1612. It was first commissioned by Henri IV with it’s 36 houses with red-gold brick stones. At first I was confused as to where it was and went into an art gallery to ask for directions. The man looked at […]

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Visiting Musee Carnavalet in Paris

By | May 18, 2011

Musée Caranavalet is a museum dedicated to the history of Paris in the area of Marais. The museum is held between two mansions of the 16th and 17th century with a beautiful green cut gardens. The museum holds artwork, rooms of furniture, memorabilia of the 18th century philosophers Roussseau & Voltaire. You will be able […]

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Musee Cognacq-Jay, Paris

By | May 17, 2011

Exploring Musée Cognacq-Jay in Paris in the quarter of Marais. Ernest Cognacq-Jay & his wife Marie Louise Jay owned France’s famous department store La Samaritaine. They didn’t have any children which gave them time to devote themselves to many charitable and philanthropist works.( Nursery, educational, establishments, hospitals & hospices) This museum shows their collection of […]

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Exploring Marais & The Bastille

By | May 17, 2011

The Marais & The Bastille is such a pretty area of Paris that you must visit! It is full of museums, mansions, and pretty narrow streets with shops. A great things for travelers to know is that there is no admission to any of the museums in Marais. YAY! You can easily spend a day […]

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