Paris in 5 Days- Top 10 places to visit and Desserts to try!!
3. Louvre Palace and Museum
This is the world’s largest museum and is well known for its inheritance of painting”Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci.
The museum is located within the Louvre Palace which was built as a fortress in the 12th century by Philip II.
As you exit the museum you will walk-through some very interesting gift shops. There was one in particular that stole my attention that had very creative gifts- This fashionista hand whisk definitely made me want to buy one !
ENTRY– Entry into the palace ground is free. Entrance into the museum is 15 euros/adult.
TRAVEL TIPS– Highly recommend strollers and sun hats for parents travelling with young children. The museum closes at 6pm , so be there in the morning or early afternoon to make good of your pass. The museum is indoors, but the palace grounds in vast and children will surely be entertained by the pond area !
4. Tuileries Gardens
Those visiting the Louvre cannot miss Tuileries Garden which is located right opposite the museum!
After spending half a day exploring the museum exit into this magnificent Garden… Just grab a chair and sit by one of the many ponds. Read a book or have an ice cream (highly recommend “movenpick” which is sold at the park, its one of the popular brands in europe) like we did 😉 …………………….
………….and rest those sore toes 🙂
ENTRY– Like most of the gardens in France you can enjoy this place for free.
TIP– Sunscreen or find tree shade ! Another big garden to walk around …. lovely place for families with kids, take a stroller or a picnic mat if you want to spend more time here. Wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking to do!