Near the Louvre is the best area to stay in Paris to visit the Mona Lisa!
Place Concorde, Tuileries Gardens, Musée de l'Orangerie, BHV, rue de Rivoli, Place Vendôme, The Ritz, rue Saint-Honoré, Angelina, Palais Royal
Could there be more to this central Paris epitome of stunning urban architecture and landscaping? You bet there is – Place Concorde, The Tuileries Gardens, Musée de l’Orangerie, Palais Royal … and if you must shop, the high end boutiques of rue Saint-Honoré and the mass market stores of rue de Rivoli (including BHV, the department store that sells everything) are on your doorstep.
But you can’t put a price on going for a walk under the arcades and along the sidewalks of this cultured and prosperous enclave with the Louvre as its anchor and Place Vendôme and The Ritz Paris at its core. That’s because it’s free as is the window shopping. The French call it “se balader”. Try it next time you're on rue de Rivoli and stop for a hot chocolate with the Parisian tea set at Angelina.
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Just as much happening outside as inside The Louvre
Central to everything...
… we wanted to see and do while we were in Paris.
Ron Leech, Chicago, April 2014 | stayed in Rue de Richelieu in Louvre
So much to see, let's get moving!
The Tuileries Garden
The straight line from the Louve pyramid through the Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, the obelisk on Place Concorde, Arc de Triomphe and the Grande Arche of La Defense.
Those ubiquitous green chairs! Let's go to the Tuileries to do our homework!
A perfect launch pad for exploring the heart of Paris…
… It was always a joy coming back after a day of walking the magical side streets with a meal from the traiteur on St. Antoine or breakfast croissant from Gosselin. Fifty metres from one of the busiest intersections in Paris...we hardly heard a sound.
Louise and Barry Galarneau, Montreal, October 2013 | stayed in Rue Bailleul in Louvre
Splendid Palais Royal
You can walk to everything…
… catch the metro, hop on/hop off tours, shop, sidewalk cafes, etc. The street is picturesque and quiet.
Chris and Cindy Shea, Saskatchewan, Canada | stayed in Rue Coquillière in Louvre
Where to see and be seen
Cafe Nemours at Place Colette
And the quirky entrance to the Palais Royal - Musee du Louvre metro also at Place Colette
Les Fines Gueules off Place Victoires and Le Petit Vendome on rue des Capucines - the queue for their famous sandwiches!
The full range of eating establishments from the celebrated Angelina's on rue de Rivoli to the legendary Le Rubis at rue du Marche Saint Honore.
Looking down rue de la Paix to Colonne Vendome
Very convenient to my conference and my son-in-law running the Paris marathon…
… and all the other things we needed to do in Paris. Also we found it very close to the Metro with the nearest station being the Tuileries.
Chris Levi, Australia, April 2013 | stayed in Rue Saint Honoré in Louvre
- disacreetly housed within its arched facades, the world's leading jewellery and associated brands
Discreet cafes and bars behind the neighbourhood's colonnades and in its quiet sidestreets
The Orangerie Museum
- permanent home to Monet's best at the Place Concorde end of the Tuileries Garden