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In Av. Ceinture du lac Daumesnil, 48.828075, 2.415572. It is a dead end road, devoid of traffic and there are 900 meters to the subway M-8 get on at Porte Dorée or Liberté and get off at Ledru-Rollin.

 

 

 

To change water to "Camping La Haute Ile" in Neuilly-sur-Marne - 48.853901,  2.537731 to 11.6 Km.

 

 

 

 

 

Walking Paris 1.1 - 8.2 Km 



B - Viaduc des Arts * - For this red brick viaduct passed the old Bastille-Banlieu metro line. Its 60 arches now home to numerous artisans and shops. Above, where the metro tracks were there garden promenade leading from the Bastille to the Porte Saint Mande, with some connected sections, now, metal bridges.

 

C - Opéra de Paris-Bastille * - Building designed by architect Carlos Ott, inaugurated on July 14 1989. It houses two auditoriums, one of 2,700 seats. Here fit all technicians working in the performance of an opera, from the shoemaker to the electronic engineer.

 

D - La Bastille - Place where the fortress was destroyed in 1789. In the center is the column of Juillet, crowned by the Génie de la Liberté commemorating the Revolution of 1830, which saw the fall of King Charles X of France.

 

E - The Place des Vosges ***, La rue des Francs-Bourgeois, the mansions of Soubise, Rohan Salé or introduce us to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, in the days of absolute monarchy. But modernity has transformed the old streets, squares and noble buildings: designer boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and markets have become the Marais in a lively and bustling.

 

F - Hôtel de Sully * - The hotel and the greenhouse with orange trees which communicates with the Place des Vosges, was bought by Sully, Minister of Henry IV in 1634. The courtyard is a remarkable set Luis XIII. Carefully restored houses temporary exhibitions.

 

G - Place du Marché-Ste-Catherine * - Here was a market near the old priory of Sainte-Catherine du Val des Escoliers, and since traffic was removed is one of the most charming of Paris. Homogeneous set of buildings of the eighteenth century, with mulberries in the center, terraces and restaurants, a nice place.

 

H - Hôtel de Ville - This is the palace where the emotions are concentrated in all revolutions, in neo-Renaissance style by Boccador in 1533. It was rebuilt after a fire in the Commune of May 24, 1871.

 

I - Tour Saint Jacques - The old bell tower of the sixteenth century church of Saint-Jacques-la-Boucherie (removed in 1802) was first a weather station (hence the statue of Pascal, which experienced here your ideas on pressure air in 1648) and then a weapons factory. It was acquired by the city having numerous restorations, the last was completed in 2008.

 

J - Rue des Lombards * - This street has preserved its medieval appearance and its name recalls here tricks the Lombard usurers.

 

K - Georges-Pompidou Center ** - From the architects Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, the Georges-Pompidou Center steel frame, glass walls with colors alive in the historic district of Beaubourg. Musée National d'Art Moderne at the Pompidou Center *** is one of the richest museums of modern art in the world with nearly 60,000 pieces.

 

L - Rue Saint Denis - Opened in the eighth century, and was the most opulent shopping street in Paris. The roamed the sovereign to make his solemn entry into Notre-Dame. The kings are gone, and continues to the oldest profession in the world, with many sex shops, and erotic DVD rooms.

 

M - Fontaine des Innocents * - Between the twelfth and eighteenth centuries, this place was a cemetery, and then there was a market. The source of Pierre Lescot and sculptor Jean Goujon, is a masterpiece of Renaissance. It was moved from the rue Saint-Denis so far in 1786.

 

N - Les Halles - The old pantry of Paris in 2016 will mostly shopping center when completed rehabilitation works. Les Halles form a lively neighborhood full of contrasts: old streets and beautiful monumental churches like Saint-Eustache.

 

O - Church of Saint-Eustache ** - Was built between 1532 and 1640 based on the plans of Notre-Dame. The facade was remodeled in 1754 in neoclassic. The nave is majestic with decorated pillars and arches. Beautiful stained glass drawn by Philippe de Champaigne. Attention to the third chapel of the New Yorker artist Keith Haring with a triptych of brass.

 

P - Gallery Vivienne ** - The Vivienne gallery was built in 1826. Lit by a glass roof and occupied by shops prêt-à-porter and a tea room retains its decoration of nymphs and goddesses.

Colbert gallery ** - Restored reliably with Pompeian decor, is a division of the National Library where exhibitions and conferences are organized. Feel free to have a drink at the Grand Colbert, with a montage very 1900.

 

Q - Place du Palais-Royal - This large square in front of the desk of the Louvre, is framed by the Conseil d'État, whose central body is decorated with military trophies.

Palais Royal ** - The courtyard has an imposing central facade crowned with allegorical statues and two wings with arcades. The double colonnade between the courtyard and the garden (Gallery Orleans) was built during the Restoration. The two fountains for the Royal Palace (1985) are kinetic sculptures Belgian Pol Bury.

 

R - Cour Carree du Louvre *** - The facade of Pierre Lescot among Clock Pavilion and the south wing enjoys a wonderful decoration. The sculptor Jean Goujon concentrated in the three antibodies and on the top floor of the building.

The Louvre *** - The Louvre was for eight centuries the residence of kings and emperors, who became a great palace but his universal fame got it as a museum, which holds priceless masterpieces.

 

S - Pont des Arts - The Bridge of Arts is the most visited, others serve to cross the Seine, but the Pont des Arts is less a bridge to cross but a bridge to experience and walk slowly. It is built of wood and iron.

 

T - Can then return to the Louvre by the Carrousel bridge.

 

U - Pyramide du Louvre ** - This glass pyramid designed by architect Ming Pei, is fully integrated into the whole. From Napoleon Hall is where the technical prowess better appreciated.

 

Walking Paris 1.2 - 4.7 Km

 

B - Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel * - This arch, inspired by the Roman Arch of Septimius Severus, was built in 1808 to celebrate Napoleon's victories in 1805.

 

C - Tuileries Garden - Park Italian style built in the sixteenth century to Catherine de Medici. In the seventeenth century was modified creating the perspective of the central walk. Several sculptures are scattered around the flower beds, hedges and pond.

 

D - Place Vendôme ** - Beautiful architectural framework designed to serve as a statue of Louis XIV, destroyed during the Revolution. Later in place they raised Austerlitz column. Is 44 m and is covered by a spiral from cast bronze cannons seized in the battle of Austerlitz. The present statue is a copy of the first one. In this prestigious square are the Ritz hotel and numerous reputable jewelers.

 

E - Place de l'Opéra ** - Haussmann designed this space making it several avenues confluence. It is surrounded by elegant shops and the terrace of the Café de la Paix invites stop along the way.

 

F - Paris National Opera ** - The building was designed in 1860 by Charles Garnier. Magnificent facade with numerous sculptures. Inside the Great Hall and the staircase they have something magical. For this scenario that's been world famous figures, today it is mainly devoted to ballet.

 

G - Eglise de la Madeleine * - This majestic Corinthian colonnade supporting a carved frieze, looks more like a Greek temple to a Christian church. It was consecrated in 1842, after having less glorious destinations such as bank, stock exchange and library.

 

H - Place de la Concorde *** - This square is of 1775. The eight statues adorning the corners of the square represent the major cities of France.

The Obelisk *** - The obelisk in the center of the square is 33 centuries old. Funeral monument of Ramses II in Luxor, which in 1831 was given to France by the viceroy of Egypt, Mohammed Ali. It is covered with hieroglyphics and topped by a tip lead and gold, measures 23 m and weighs 220 tons.

 

I - Gardens of the Champs Elysees - The beginning of the Avenue Champs Elysees has English-style gardens and a beautiful grove of chestnut. Here you will find the Marigny (Garnier, 1853) theater and four monuments of the two world wars, the statue of Winston Churchill and General de Gaulle.

 

J - Grand Palais - Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, with its huge glass dome covering the great hall.

 

K - Pont Alexandre III - On October 7, 1896, Tsar Nicholas II laid the first stone of this bridge symbolizing secular ties between France and Russia. The technical requirements are not hampered profuse decoration. The two golden Pegasus, symbolizing War (left bank) and Peace (right bank)

 

L - Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées - Square designed by Le Nôtre in 1670 and bordered by palaces of the Second Empire and modern shops. Here you can get on the metro line 1 and get off at the Place de L'Etoile-Charles De Gaulle. Two stops. Unless you want to see the boutiques of the Champs Elysees 1.2 km to Arc de Triomphe.

 

 

Get on metro and get off at L'Etoil-Charles-de-Gaulle

 

B - In the square L'Etoile-Charles-de-Gaulle stands the Arc de Triomphe *** in the center of the square from which start 12 avenues. It was built by order of Napoleon in 1806 and was not completed until 1836. It is a colossal monument decorated with an important set of reliefs, and inscriptions of all the cities taken by Napoleon. Beneath the arch rests since 1921 the Unknown Soldier. 

 

 

Get on Metro M-6 and get off at Trocadéro

 

 

Walk Paris 1.3  –  1.4 Km

 

C - Jardins du Trocadéro ** - Like the palace, built for the exhibition of 1937. The slopes of Chaillot hill covered with trees until the Seine. The pond is surrounded by stone sculptures and gilded bronze. The powerful jets of water are an impressive sight, especially at night.

 

D - Eiffel Tower *** - The Eiffel Tower is undoubtedly the best known monument in the world, and perhaps the most visited. This gigantic iron tower built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Universal Exhibition at first had many detractors, but when opened had a lot of success. From the 300 m high fabulous panorama is discovered.

 

E - Champ-de-Mars - When the Military School was built, it was a training ground, hence the name field of Mars, through the holes of the pumps. From 1780 public access and fairs in which several World Fairs were held open.

 

At night you can take a trip in Bateau-Mouche on the Seine, with illuminated buildings and bridges is fantastic.

 

 

 

 

Get on at École Militaire line 8 metro, and get off at Porte Dorée  or  Liberté.