Second day in Paris and first order of the itinerary is Galeries Lafayette. We took the metro and got-off at Chaussee d’Antin Galeries Lafayette stop. We were there just after opening hours and there were already queues by mainland Chinese wanting to enter branded hand beg stores. Crazy! We proceeded to the uppermost floor and exited to the roof via an escalator. Here the floor is grass carpeted and you have a wonderful view with the Eiffel Tower in the far background. There are chairs for you to sit and soak in the warmth of the sun. I consider this as a Paris secret as well as a photo spot.
Chaussee d’Antin metro stop for La Fayette.
Entrance of Galeries Lafayette.
The view from the roof top with Eiffel Tower in the far background.
Once crossed Tuileries Garden, you would be able to see the Louvre Museum building and the Louvre Pyramid in the distance. I only wanted to photograph the museum’s surrounding especially during sun down and at dark. Unfortunately, dusk is another 2½ hours away. Being our first day in Paris arriving just before 3 p.m. we left the Louvre for the call of our bed.
Part of Louvre museum as seen from Tuileries Garden.
Another section of Louvre museum as seen from Tuileries Garden.
The Louvre Pyramid from a distance.
The Louvre Pyramid from the museum square.
Closer view of Louvre Pyramid and the museum building in the background.
Our last itinerary for the day is to visit the grounds of Louvre Museum in particular the Pyramide du Louvre. From Place de la Concocrde we cross the street and into Tuileries Garden. It’s quiet a long walk but there are trees, flowers, ponds, ducks & pigeons to keep us occupied. One thing that we are a little dismayed is due to the very large crowd, people walking in the garden kicks up a lot of dust as it was a sunny evening.
As you enter Tuileries Garden from Place de la Concorde, there is a small pond to sit by.