A walk in the art, culture and street life in Paris

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In Paris, you are not just out walking, Here strolling man. It was the poet Charles Baudelaire, who coined the expression flaneur specifically in relation to Paris. For him it meant a person who wanders through the city to better understand the. And what is better when there is so much to see and experience. On foot, it is easier to take a detour, to stop and snack or discover anything new on the way.

To be able to enjoy Paris on foot, however, requires a nice tub to rest in the evening when the feet and legs are tired. There are many nice Hotels in Paris, among other things, in Montmartre, neighborhoods that long was the poor artists ' residency. Towering over the beautiful Montmartre Sacré-Cæur, from which one has a fantastic view of the city on a clear day. Montmartre is today, that during its heyday La Belle Epoque, known for its nightlife district. This is the world-famous Moulin Rouge night club, just as the name says, a red vinkvarn on the roof.

Paris old, medieval old town is preserved on the island of Île de la Cité in Seine River. There are several important architectural works, largest and most well-known is Notre Dame. This is also the Gothic Chapel Sainte-Chapelle and the Palais de Justice Court, where Marie Antoinette was detained during the French Revolution. To the island arrive via the fabled Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris. Take a walk around the island and you will feel the history.

Do you like books and old press, maps and modeplanscher, you can move on to the West Bank of the Seine where the green paper drawers are on line, les Bouquinistes. When you botaniserat among the boxes, you can continue to wander around the Quarter Latin, Latin Quarter, where several of the city's University buildings are located. Since there are student neighborhoods, there are plenty of cheap food places here. Take the opportunity to grab a falafel on the standing foot or sit down to have lunch here on a sidewalk.

Louvre Art Museum is a must for a Parisian flaneur. The collections are so huge that it is a good idea to select certain parts of them before you come here. Do you want to see the Mona Lisa, the Museum's most famous painting, you just have to follow the signs but the Museum also features maps of lesser-known works. Vill du undvika de ibland långa köerna till Louvren är Musée d’;Orsay is another worth seeing Museum, housed in an old railway station. Here you will find works by impressionists and beautiful art nouveau furniture from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Museum's restaurant is something really special. Here you will find the neo-Baroque décor and large crystal chandeliers on the ceiling, not to mention the delicious food.

Paris is also the fashion capital, and the really elegant shops can be found around Champs-Élysée and Place Vêndome in its vicinity. Here are the Rue Cambon, where Coco Chanel had their ateljeér and where the fashion house Chanel still houses. Even the big department stores, such as Galerie Lafayette, is worth a visit for its big fashion departments where you can window shop days ever. Le Printemps penthouse has a splendid view of the city and you can even pay to see fashion shows here.

When you, and your feet, tired of wandering around in the city, you can make use of the underground, le Métro, to quickly get where you're going, the construction began in 1900, and many of the stations has retained its beautiful plates and interior details in the art nouveau style of the early 20th century. The beautiful falls is a well-known Paris image worldwide. In recent years, a large network of rental bikes also built up if you still feel like being over Earth. It is an easy way to get around and using bike racks throughout the city, you don't need to worry about returning the bike where you found it.