Three Attractions in Paris that Art Lovers Should not Miss
Paris, the city of lights, has numerous attractions to entice art lovers and tourists. The list of attractions includes the Eiffel Tower, Centre Pompidou, the Louvre, Montmartre, Disneyland Paris, Versailles, and many more. Tourists can almost navigate the city of Paris by its monuments.
If you are looking at a map, the city divides into left and right banks, south and north of the Seine River. The Louvre museum can be considered the plum in the centre of the right bank, whereas the beautifully preserved historic Marais is located at the east, Montmartre at the north, and the Eiffel Tower on the left bank.
This is the monument in Paris that we all know of, but when you see the real structure, you will feel that there is something really astonishing about the tower. The ride up the tower in the old lifts, the 2.5 million metal rivets, the lights that sparkle at night and the views will really astonish you. The tower was the tallest building in the world when it was opened for the 1889 Exposition Universelle.
The tower has a luxury restaurant, Le Jules Verne, and a Champagne bar at the top. In 2014, a glass floor was inaugurated on level 1 and events like ice rink are conducted in winter. The queue for ticket will be shorter if you come at night, or you will need to book the tickets in advance.
Musée d’Orsay was initially a train station, but later its platforms had become short to be used for the station and it became home for the jaw dropping collection of art from 1848 to 1914. The museum was inaugurated in 1986. The top floor of the museum has impressionist and post impressionist masterpieces that are arranged stylistically and thematically. Downstairs houses the earlier Realists and Symbolists and also includes a new room for Courbet’s giant canvases.
The rococo mansion, where Auguste Rodin has his studio, was reopened after renovation as the Musée Rodin. The mansion was restored with subtle lighting, new parquet, and a new presentation that shows the tourists how avant-garde Rodin really was. The museum houses early portraits, combination of stone and bronze sculptures that were made by Rodin, and some antique sculptures that Rodin bought. There is also a garden with many sculptures like The Gates of Hell and The Thinker.