- Places to Explore
- Travel Tips
- Fodor's Choice
- French Phrases
Making the Most of Your Time
Try to devote two days or more—one alone for the Louvre—to these vastly different neighborhoods. The narrow sidewalks of the Faubourg St-Honoré are lined with some of the city's finest boutiques. The Place de la Concorde is the gateway to the Tuileries garden. At the eastern end, the old market district, Les Halles, is booming with trendy shops and restaurants popping up around cobbled Rue Montorgueil, where traffic is mercifully restricted.
If you're headed to the mammoth Musée du Louvre, it's best to have a game plan in mind. First step: avoid the lines at the main entrance under the pyramid by using the underground entrance in the Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli. Buy your ticket at one of the machines.
Fodor's Trip Planning Ideas
- Fodor's Go List 2014: Where we are going in 2014
- World Cup Fever: Start planning your trip to Brazil!
- Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards: Check out the winners of 2013
- Weekend Getaways: Fodor's Recommends the Best Weekend Escapes in the US
- Great American Vacation: Find Your Next U.S. Trip with Fodor's
- 80 Degrees: Fodor's Helps You Find Your Best Beach Vacation Spots
- Best of Europe: Fodor's Picks the Best Places to Visit in Europe