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Elysee Palace

The Élysée Palace, known as the Élysée, is a former Parisian mansion, located at no 55 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It is the seat of the Presidency of the French Republic and the official residence of the Head of State since the Second Republic.

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Navy Museum

The National Maritime Museum comes from a collection offered to King Louis XV by Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau installed in the Louvre from 1752 to 1793, then from 1827 to 1939. Its collections, including more than 1,000 objects, retrace the rich French maritime history.

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Musée de l'Homme

The Musée de l'Homme is a French national museum installed since 1937 in the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, whose vocation is to present the human race in its anthropological, historical and cultural diversity.

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17 place du Trocadéro 75116 Paris.

Open from Wednesday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Full price: 10 €

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Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine

The City of Architecture and Heritage, located in the “Paris” wing of the Palais de Chaillot is, with its 22,000 m², the largest architectural center in the world.

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1 place du Trocadéro 75116 Paris.

Open from Wednesday to Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Nocturnal on Thursday until 9 p.m.

Last admission: 40 'before closing

Full price: 12 €

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Aquarium de Paris

The Paris Aquarium, also called Cinéaqua, is an aquarium located under the Chaillot hill between the Trocadéro and the Seine, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, France. It was built in 1867, making it the world's first aquarium.

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5 Avenue Albert de Mun, 75016 Paris

Open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Last admission: 1 hour before closing

Full price: € 20.50

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L’Avenue des Champs-Elysées

Le Nôtre, who was commissioned by King Louis XIV to redesign the Tuileries Gardens, decided to create a large artery that would leave the king an uncluttered view of the trajectory of the sun until it set.

It became The Champs-Élysées! No surprise from the Sun King who foresaw here the triumphant success of this regal avenue!

The avenue spreads from the Place de la Concorde to the Place de l'Etoile.

Today it is considered the most beautiful avenue in the world.

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La Tour Eiffel

This 324 meter-high giant overlooks the Gardens of the Trocadero. Built between 1887 and 1889 by Gustave Eiffel for Paris’s world fair, this “grand lady” has now become the emblem of Paris.

Entrance price 2015: 17 € (by lift- top floor included).

Note: each evening up to 1 am, on the hour and for 5 minutes, the Eiffel Tower adorns a golden coat and thousands of lights twinkle, offering a truly magical sight.

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L’Arc de Triomphe

Commissioned in 1806 by Napoleon 1st to glorify French troops, and achieved 30 years later under the reign of Louis Philippe, the Arc de Triomphe is the work of architect Jean-François Chalgrin.

Situated in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle - Etoile and offering a splendid architecture evocative of ancient arches, it marks the beginning of the Champs-Elysées.

Its pedestals are decorated with 4 allegorical high reliefs by artists Cortot, Etex and Rude, including the famous “Marseillaise”.

Situated half-way between the Louvre Museum and the Great Arch at the Défense business district it links ancient and modern Paris.

Entrance price in 2015: 9.50€

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Dapper Museum

« a space dedicated to African and Caribbean Diasporas »

The museum is located in a private townhouse built by Charles Plumet at the turn of the 20th century.

Address: 35 rue Paul Valéry, Paris 16°.

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Baccarat Museum - Crystal Glass Collections

The museum presents a splendid collection of crystal masterpieces created for universal exhibitions, and for which Baccarat always won gold medals or top awards.

Address: 11 Place des Etats-Unis, Paris 16

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Guimet Museum – Asian art national museum

Emile Guimet (1836-1918), a great captain of industry from Lyons, had for project to open a museum showcasing Egyptian religious art, as well as art pieces from antique Asian civilisations. Throughout his travels he collected a great number of pieces first presented in Lyons in 1879. In 1889, he transferred his collections to a new museum which he opened in Paris.

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Palais Galliera – Fashion and costume museum

The Fashion museum opened in 1977 in the 19th century palace of Duchess of Galliera. Its prestigious temporary exhibitions offer an insight on the history of fashion. The museum has a collection of 90 000 pieces spanning 3 centuries: from splendid costumes dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries, to contemporary haute-couture works.

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Musée Yves Saint-Laurent

The Yves Saint Laurent Museum, inaugurated on 3 October 2017, presents dresses, accessories, costume sketches, photos and videos to the public in a 450 m² exhibition space.

This museum, dedicated to one of the most iconic couturiers of the 20th century, is housed in a Second Empire mansion, in which the designer’s teams worked for 30 years. Highlights include the reception rooms formerly open to clients, more than 5,000 prototype dresses prototypes and the Studio, the nerve centre where all the collections were designed.

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Museum of Modern Art

This museum, located in the Palace of Tokyo (Palais de Tokyo) built for the 1937 Arts and Techniques Paris Exhibition, opened its doors in 1961 showcasing works of « modern » art from the Petit Palais, as well as collections from private donators such as Emanuele Sarmiento, Mathilde Amos and Ambroise Vollard.

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The Palais de Chaillot

The Palais de Chaillot is home to several museums including the Musée de l’Homme (museum of Mankind), the Musée du Cinéma (Cinema Museum), the Musée de la Marine (a maritime museum presenting collections that once belonged to King Louis XV, today the museum showcases temporary exhibitions and permanent collections of maritime artefacts from all over the world), the Cinémathèque and the national theatre of Chaillot.

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The Petit Palais

Built for the 1900 Paris Exhibition and officially open on 11 December 1902 as the Paris Art Gallery, it is located near the prestigious gardens of the Champs-Élysées, and is part of a monumental complex.

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The Grand Palais

Built for the 1900 Paris Exhibition, it is home to the Palais de la Découverte, dedicated to science and its applications (since 1937), the national art galleries of the Grand Palais (since 1964), and the recently-restored nave, a splendid cultural and events venue.

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Wine Museum

The wine cellars, first set up in Medieval quarries by brothers from a convent in Passy, were turned into a museum in 1984 by the Conseil des Echansons de France (France’s Council of Cupbearers). This museum bears witness to France’s rich and varied wine heritage, showcasing tools and artefacts related to wine and vine production.

Entrance price includes one glass of wine.

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Balzac's House

Located in the heart of the old village of Passy, this Parisian home is Balzac’s only remaining home. Balzac lived here between 1840 and 1847, where he wrote La Comédie humaine. He also wrote many major works here including La Rabouilleuse, Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes, La Cousine Bette and Le Cousin Pons. In 1949, the house was bought by the city of Paris and turned into a museum presenting the author’s life story and his works. Alibrary was later added, it contains original manuscripts.

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Fondation Louis Vuitton

The Fondation Louis Vuitton, situated in the Bois de Boulogne, opened its doors on 27 October 2014. The Foundation's exceptional contemporary art collections (permanent and temporary) are exhibited in an architectural gem designed by the American Frank Gehry. This visionary architect has revolutionised the use of glass and created previously unimagined shapes to produce a unique and innovative light and airy building. In addition to the artistic and architectural richness of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the visitor is also afforded wonderful panoramic views from the various terraces of the building.

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8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi 75116 PARIS

Open from Wednesday to Monday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Nocturne Thursday / Friday / Saturday until 8 p.m.

Last entry: 30 'before closing

Full price: 14 €

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