Finding things to do in Paris is easy since it is filled with culture and history. However, since the city is so large, it may feel like you have to travel thirty minutes to get from one place to another. That is why it is important to know which monuments and buildings are near each other, so you can be as efficient as possible while making your vacation itinerary. Here is a list of things to do near the Eiffel Tower for your day in the South-West part of Paris.
Just a few blocks away from the Eiffel Tower is Les Invalides. This complex array of buildings houses the museum of France’s Army, a Cathedral, the museum of the military’s history, and much more. Les Invalides has served many purposes throughout the years. In its earlier years, it served as a hospital and a home for veterans. Today, it mainly serves as the museum of war. Learn about Frances complicated past not only with outside countries but with its own people. You can even see the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte here. You can decide if he was really as short as history has deemed him to be.
Not far from Les Invalides is the museum that holds famous artwork of Auguste Rodin. Here you can explore the home of famous Parisian artist and wander through his beautiful garden. He is known for being one of the most brilliant sculptors and as you roam through the maintained grounds as you will be able to look upon his well-known sculptures including “The Thinker” and “The Kiss”. Not only will you be amazed by the detailed works of art, your time walking though the garden is also a worthy sight of its own.
The Paris Catacombs is a site where more than six million remains are held underground in a massive cemetery. After a major plague that affected the city, bodies were moved to these catacombs which are a connected to the Roman catacombs. The catacombs is a maze of different passages that weave in and out of one another underneath the feet of the bustling Parisian life. Upon seeing the rows and rows of hand placed skeletons, you will begin to imagine the history and personalities of all the remains that you encounter.
Modern Art Museum
Palais de Tokyo is also just a short distance from the Eiffel Tower. At most, a ten-minute walk. Palais de Tokyo is one of Parisians many art museums. This beautifully built building is home to a large collection of modern and contemporary art. The exhibitions are truly fascinating and at nighttime the bar located in the museum is very lively and fun. This is both an remarkable place to check out during the day-time for the intellectual contribution to society as well as at nighttime when the mood shifts to a vibrant and exciting atmosphere.