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07e Arrondissement Guide

07e Arrondissement

On the Left bank is situated the Eiffel Tower, Hotel Biron, Musée d'Orsay and Hotel national des Invalides
Paris’s most famous symbol, the Eiffel Tower, (See web-site) dominates Paris and especially the 7th, a Left Bank district of respectable residences and government offices. Part of the St-Germain neighbourhood is included here as well. The tower is now one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, despite the fact that many Parisians (most notably some of its nearest neighbours) hated it when it was unveiled in 1889.

Hotel des Invalides

 Many of the most imposing monuments of Paris are in the 7th, including the Hotel des Invalides, which contains both Napoléon's Tomb and the Musée de l'Armée. But there is much hidden charm here as well. Who has not often walked these narrow streets before you? Your predecessors include Picasso, Manet, Ingres, Baudelaire, Wagner, Simone de Beauvoir, Sartre, even Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, and Tennessee Williams

Musée Rodin

Rue de Bac was home to the swashbuckling heroes of Dumas's The Three Musketeers, and to James McNeill Whistler, who, after selling Whistler's Mother, moved to 110 rue de Bac, where he entertained the likes of Degas, Henry James, Manet, and Toulouse-Lautrec. Auguste Rodin lived at what is now the Musée Rodin at 77 rue de Varenne until his death in 1917.

Musée d'Orsay

Even visitors with no time to explore the 7th at least rush its second major attraction (after the Eiffel Tower), the Musée d'Orsay, the world's premier showcase of 19th century French art culture. The museum is housed in the old Gare d'Orsay, which Orson Welles used in 1962 as a setting for his film The Trial, based on the book by Franz Kafka.

 

List of attractions in the 7eme

Champ de Mars, 2 Allée Adrienne Lecouvreur, 75007
Dôme des Invalides, 129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007
École Militaire, 21 Place Joffre, 75007
Eiffel Tower,  Avenue Gustave Eiffel, 75007
Fontaine de Mars (Restaurant), 129 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007
Fontaine du Fellah, 52 rue de Sèvres, 75007
Hôtel des Invalides, 129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007
Musée d'Orsay,  5 Quai Anatole France, 75007
Musée de l'Armée,  129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007
Musée du Quai Branly,  37 Quai Branly, 75007
Palais Bourbon, 33 Quai d'Orsay, 75007
Place du Palais Bourbon, 75007
Rodin Museum, 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007


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