Paris : Our selection
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Paris is filled with enough riches that you could spend a lifetime exploring it and never be done. Why limit yourself to the most touristy spots? Here is our personal selection:Musée d’Orsay
A nineteenth-century railway station makes a dramatic venue for the Impressionists, shown here at their revolutionary best.
Jardin du Luxembourg
The haunt of old men playing boules, kids riding donkeys, students reading textbooks and couples kissing, these gardens capture Paris at its gentlest.
Rodin’s intense sculptures are displayed to powerful effect in his eighteenth-century town house.
With its brilliant stained glass and stonework, Chartres is perhaps the most inspiring Gothic cathedral of them all.
One-time sumptuous residence of a wealthy Second Empire couple, who built up a choice collection of Italian, Dutch and French masters.
The stunning stained-glass windows of the Sainte Chapelle rank among the finest achievements of French High Gothic.
One of the world’s greatest museums containing a vast display of French and Italian paintings and notable Ancient Egyptian, Roman and Greek collections.
Arguably the city’s most attractive and liveliest district, characterized by narrow streets, fine Renaissance mansions and trendy bars.