Louvre Museum and Tuileries Gardens – 1st Arrondissement of Paris
The first and oldest district of Paris from the 20 arrondissements is the least populated and has a lot of historic sights to visit. Paris Limousine Car Service can make part of your planned holiday in Paris one without hustle, saving time and energy to make sure that you see much in a reasonable time frame. We can arrange a luxury airport pickup; our chauffeur will greet you at the exit gate and give you an exclusive drive with elegant car to your hotel. Get a quick quote.
Louvre, the worldwide famous museum, is the main theme of the 1st district. Louvre, formerly an old Parisian palace, contains a collection of about 400,000 works of art and historic objects and it is hard to cover all in one day. Most impressive and popular art Louvre holds is Mona Lisa and the Venus of Milo.
Family outing to the magnificent Tuileries Gardens – City Tour in Paris with Limousine car
Enjoy the magnificent gardens of Tuileries (Jandin des Tuileries), designed by André Le Nôtre in 1664, stretching from the Louvre to Place de la Concorde. It includes fountains, sculptures, seating, cafes and meeting places, two large basins and beautiful formal gardens. A great place for a family outing. Contrary to the gardens’ tranquility, this part of the city once had a bloody background, when the formal royal palace at Tuileries was harshly attacked during revolutions and after several attempts it was destroyed. The two buildings, the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume and the Musée de l’Orangerie, which hold major exhibits all around the year, are the only remains of the original Palais de Tuileries. We have great packages for city tours in Paris by day or by night. Sit back in your selected full option limousine car and enjoy the wonders of Paris city in France.
Largest and most prestigious square, Place Vendôme
Located to the north of the Tuileries Gardens, Place Vendôme, one of the largest and most prestigious squares dates back to the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV. It is surrounded by well reserved private historical buildings, fashionable boutiques, especially those of famous jewelers and dress designers, not to forget to mention the two posh hotels, Hotel Ritz and Hotel Vendôme. What makes the square even more interesting is the story of the Vendôme Column which was erected by Napoleon I in the memory of the battle of Austerlitz.
Majestic piece of gothic architecture, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Conciergerie a historical Prison
Of course how can you miss Notre-Dame Cathedral located on the Ile de la Cité, one of the two Paris’ islands centered in the Seine. This majestic piece of gothic architecture, built between 1163 and 1345, is beautifully big and cannot be left unnoticed while in the area. Nearby, the royal chapel Sainte-Chapelle, a medieval architecture and a work of art erected by Louis IX, is differentiated by the outstanding collection of stained-glass windows.
Once a medieval palace, the Conciergerie, became a harsh prison during the French revolution and Reign of Terror. It is located on the western side of the Île de la Cité. Numerous famous prisoners and less well known prisoners were detained here. Most of the well known personages were kept in luxury cells, whilst the poor ones had hardly a place to sleep on. Visit famous Marie Antoinette’s cell, a French queen who once lived in Chateau de Versailles.