The 7th and 8th arrondissements straddle the Seine and are chock full of some of the most famous and most visited sites and museums in Paris as well as many of its government institutions.
The 7th arrondissement boasts Paris’s most famous and signature monument–the Eiffel Tower.
Whether a sunny picnic on the Champs de Mars below, views of the city from atop, or a night stroll to see its dazzling lights, a visit to the Tour Eiffel is always an enjoyable part of seeing Paris.
One of Paris’s most popular museums is the Musee d’Orsay, home to the works of the Impressionists. The museum is housed in a converted train station and its signature clock allowed for one of my best Paris photos
The Hotel des Invalides definitely makes a striking appearance in the cityscape as its gold dome shines brilliantly in the sun. Named after Napoleon used it as a recovery hospital for wounded soldiers, it now houses his remains and the Parisian military museum (2011)
Rodin’s ‘Le Penseur’ is among the most recognized (and parodied) sculptures in the world. It and many of his other pieces are on display at the museum dedicated to his work (1996)
One of Paris’s newer museum’s the Musee du Quai Branley houses indigenous arts and sculpture as well as a striking vertical garden on its outer wall (2007)
A bit of nostalgia: my first ever outing in Paris as a student back in 1996, posing on the ornate Pont Alexandre III (1996)
An overview of the 7th arrondissement (2004)
The famous Arc de Triomphe by night (2020)
A view down the Champs-Elysees—and of some of the insanity of traffic around the Arc! (1996)
Some details of the roof of the Grand Palais (2004)
A well-known statue of Jeanne d’Arc in front of Eglise St. Augustin (2004)
The Madeleine (2004)
The famous obelisk at the center of Place de La Concorde (2020)