Paris walking tour: Trocadéro, Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Rodin Museum

Walking tours
28 April 2013 Price range : 0 - 10 USD
A- Start the tour at the Esplanade of the Trocadéro, in the center of both wings of the Caillot Palace where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views on the Eiffel …More
A- Start the tour at the Esplanade of the Trocadéro, in the center of both wings of the Caillot Palace where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views on the Eiffel Tower. In the Passy wing (on your right when looking at the Eiffel Tower), you can visit the beautiful Navy museum which includes small scale copies of old ships, paintings and many related historic objects. Just next to it you can visit the Musée de l'Homme, a museum dedicated to the Human kind science.

In the Paris wing of the Palais de Chaillot (to the left when looking at the Eiffel Tower), you will find the Architecture museum where there are reproductions of the most important architectural styles in France.

B- Once you finish from the Palais de Chaillot and the Torcadéro, walk towards the Eiffel Tower from the left side. You will see to the left the Aquarium of Paris, one of the Biggest aquariums in France with Sharks and many great sea species.

C- Once you finish with the Aquarium, you can walk towards the Seine Quay and walk along the Seine to the left until you reach the Palais de Tokyo, a modern art exhibition hall. You can then cross the Bridge toward the other side of the Seine and reach the last museum built in Paris, the Quai Branly Primitive Art museum with its very modern architecture in contrast with its very old collection.

D- Continue walking towards the Eiffel Tower. To avoid a huge queue to visit the Eiffel Tower, you need to buy your tickets in advance, otherwise you can expect more than an hour wait; Go at each floor and enjoy the different views on Paris. You can have a meal or a desert in the restaurants of the 1st floor which are reasonable in prices, or a gastronomic meal at the 2nd floor in the Jules Verne, which has a dedicated elevator.

E- Once you finish with the Eiffel Tower, you can cross the Champs de Mars until you reach the Wall of Peace on which the word Peace is written in all known languages. Just after the wall, you will find the Military School (Ecole Militaire) where the High Ranking officers of the French and Allies armies are trained. You will also have from here a beautiful view on the Eiffel Tower.

F- Take then the Avenue de Tourville until you reach Place Vauban and admire the Dome of the Invalides, under which you have the tomb of Emperor Napoleon as well as the Big Marshal's of France. You will find also find in the Invalides the Army Museum, the biggest in the world, as well as many services of the French Army (Hospital, Military Governor of Paris,...)

G- Once you finish with the Invalides, head towards the Boulevard des Invalides and take Rue de Varennes where you will find the entrance of Musée Rodin, one of the most famous sculptors in the world. The Museum holds the most famous art works of Rodin, and has one of the most charming gardens in the French Capital.

H- Walk back toward the Place des Invalides (opposite to the Dome's entrance) and walk along the Esplanade des Invalides until you reach the Pont Alexandre III, the most richly decorated Bridge in Paris.

I- When you cross the Bridge, you will find the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais, two amazing monuments and exhibition halls;

J- From here, you can continue with another Walking Tour taking you from the Arc de Triomphe, to the Louvre and the Opera. You can also enjoy one of the most beautiful perspective in Paris, when looking towards the Alexandre III bridge and the Invalides.
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