From the Louvre to the Concorde Square
This walk invites you in the courts and gardens of the French kings and emperors' dwellings.
You will discover how the Louvre moved from medieval royal residence to world-famous museum and how the Pyramid taking the centre stage of the cour Napoléon gave it its glory back.
You will learn that the jardin des Tuileries used to house a wonderful palace, the Parisian privileged residence of numerous kings and that it is now an open-air museum welcoming several sculptures made by famous artists on its grass.
You will admire the splendid place de la Concorde, forgetting that the guillotine was relentlessly used there during the French Revolution and thinking that eventually, the Luxor Obelisk is the oldest monument in Paris.
In a few hours, you will have experienced more than six centuries of history and cross one of the most beautiful quarters of Paris. Framed by the Seine are the pleasant buildings of the Rue de Rivoli, the place du Louvre and the place de la Concorde ; this walk is pleasing to the eye. To be savoured to your heart's content.
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Starting point :
Louvre-Rivoli station, underground line 1 or bus lines 21, 69, 72, 76, 81.
- Public : All
- Means of transport : By foot
Access for persons with reduced mobility :
- Total distance : 2 miles / 3 miles
This tour doesn't propose the inside visit of the Louvre museum.
Don't forget to buy in advance your tickets for the Louvre museum if you want to visit it.