But for all the pomp, corners of more amenable life do exist in rue de Babylone, and in the streets between the Invalides and the Champ de Mars and there's a host of excellent museums, particularly for nineteenth and twentieth-century art. First among them is the unmissable Musée d'Orsay with its unrivalled collection of Impressionist paintings. Elsewhere you'll find museums devoted to modern and contemporary art, sewers, anthropology, war, Asian art, the sculptors Rodin and Maillol and, in the near future, architecture and primitive art. But of all the mega-monuments in the area, the best is undoubtedly the Eiffel Tower. No matter how many pictures, photos, models or glimpses from elsewhere in the city you may have seen, it is still, when you get up close, an amazing structure.
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