Since we bought a 4-Day museum pass in Paris and only used it for 3 days, we decided to make the most of it and checked out six sights on our last day: Napoleon’s tomb! Musee Rodin! Pantheon! Musee de Cluny! la Chappelle! Conciergerie! All in quick succession.
As you can see, Napoleon’s tomb and Musee Rodin is right next to each other. From Musee Rodin, we took metro to Pantheon, from then on, everything else is less than 10 min walk.
Granted, we didn’t see each museum thoroughly, but it was fun just to admire the architecture, take a quick look inside, and move on to the next sight.
Our first stop was Napoleon’s tomb, part of the Army Museum. Paris was having one of her moody days. It was sunny when we left our hotel, so we conveniently forgot our umbrella. By the time we arrived at Armee museum, however, it started pouring heaviliy. In fact it was so heavy that, even though we saw the museum in a short distance, we had to find cover at a café. Since my boyfriend has a hoodie, he went searching for an umbrella, but before he could find one, the rain stopped.
I then took a walk around the museum while waiting for boyfriend to come back. The architecture was pretty impressive.
As soon as he was back, we walked across courtyard to see Napolean’s tomb. Its dome ceiling bears some resemblance to that of the Pantheon, which we would visit later in the day.
Next up was Musee Rodin, located right next to Napolean’s Tomb. We visited the garden while it was sunny because we knew the rain would come back any time. There were a number of statues, including a replica of The Thinker. We had lunch at the garden cafe.
Afterwards, we checked out the collection of sculptures in the museum.
From Rodin, we took the metro to Pantheon. We admired the dome ceilings and took some time to visit the crypt of some of the most famous historical figures.
Then it was a seven minute walk to Musee de Cluny, which has a collection of artifacts from Middle Age. They also have a great collection of tapestries.
But I enjoyed its exterior more.
Within another 10-minute walk, we arrived at la Chappelle. After we spent some time admiring the glass windows, we headed over to Conciergerie next door.
The interior of Conciergerie was not as impressive as its exterior, but we learned a lot about Marrie Antonette’s last days there.
All in all, we got the worth of our pass. It was fun museum-hopping in Paris!
This is one of my posts for our four days in Paris. For other posts, Please see:
- Glamor and History: Versailles
- Louvre to the Untrained Eyes
- Romantic skyline: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Sacred Coeur
- Last Day in Paris: Museum Hopping
- Vintage Paris: Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel
- Paris to Athens: Our Whirlwind Itinerary