Tour Eiffel – Invalides – Ecole Militaire

    Home of the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, this neighborhood is on the itinerary of any first visit to Paris. But it should certainly remain on the agenda for repeat visitors, as there’s an impressive list of first-class museums in the area (Musée d’Orsay, Musée Rodin, Musée du Quai Branly to name a few), an exceptional gastronomic offer, and some of the best places for shopping in the capital. It’s also home to most of the foreign embassies, government ministries, and state administration offices in Paris.

My life in the Neighborhood

When you live in Paris, you might not always go to the Eiffel Tower for a touristic walk. Believe it or not, some Parisians have never actually climbed its stairs to admire the view or to take a traditional selfie shot up there. But when you live in Paris, the Eiffel Tower is always with you, accompanying your every movement no matter your whereabouts, always peeking its head over the rooftops.

It is a compass, a beacon in the night, guiding and reassuring lost wanderers, reminding them that they are indeed in the City of Lights.




By Guillaume   

Neighborhood Staples

  • Of course, you can admire the Eiffel Tower from its surroundings. Gather your patience to queue for the elevators, but the breathtaking view from above is worth it

  • The Ecole Militaire isn't open to the public, however, a picnic or a walk in the Champ de Mars garden to get there is a Parisian classic.

  • The Invalides is another must-see, both for the Napoleon mausoleum with its golden dome and for its Army Museum

  • Don't miss the Rodin Museum just next to the Invalides, and be sure to pay a visit to its famous Thinker


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