When you visit the Louvre on your next trip to Paris, take the time to walk around the neighborhood, from the Palais Royal square to the Pont des Arts. Too many tourists come for the art and ignore the museum’s surroundings. It would be a huge mistake to leave without setting foot on the Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge that is mentioned in countless popular songs. It takes strollers over the Seine, from the Louvre to the West Bank, with stunning views of Notre Dame and the Pont Neuf. The setting is so beautiful that many Parisians spend their summer evenings there, with picnics, wine and guitars. The Pont des Arts is a destination in itself, not just a handy way of crossing the river.
If you choose to rent one of New York Habitat’s apartments in the Louvre area, the Pont des Arts could become your favorite hangout. Here are a few options in the neighborhood:
And if your French is good enough you could catch a Molière play around the corner at the Comédie Française, France’s national theater.
Any recommendations for the Louvre-Palais Royal neighborhood?