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  1. Our photo of the day: Walking from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe

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    Our photo of the day: Walking from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe

    Jul062011

    I'm sure you don't need me to tell you this, but the most famous museum in Paris (and arguably the world) is the Louvre. This is largely due to a particularly famous painting of a particularly famous woman with a particularly famous grin. Then, upon exiting the museum, you're faced with a wonderful walk which is where I took today's photo of the day.

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    The walk begins at Jardin du Tuileries, the immaculate gardens directly across the road from the Louvre. Here you can relax in the deck chairs provided by the city itself and people-watch, chill out beside the fountains or admire the flora.

    Walk through the gardens and you come to Place de la Concorde, one of the city's best-known squares. It's always busy with traffic and it's where you'll find the Obelisk, another of the city's countless landmarks.

    From here it's on to the French capital's celebrated boulevard, the Champs Elysees. Just thinking about it now is making me wish I was there! A walk down here is a great way to spend an hour or two, window-shopping along the way before reaching another famous landmark at the end, the Arc de Triomphe.

    Thinking back on it now reminds me of what a great way it is to spend a few hours in Paris. You start off with some culture in the Louvre before embarking on a leisurely stroll past famous sights. Bliss.

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