Day 3 in Paris - Local Spots and Museums

Panthéon - Luxembourg Gardens - Boulevard Saint-Germain - Rodin Museum - Musée d'Orsay

Two of my favorite activities to do in Paris are shopping and museum visits. Paris has some of the best fashion brands and art museums, and you can check them out at your pace while wandering the beautiful Parisian streets.

One of the top attractions located in the Latin Quarter is Panthéon. You will notice the similarity between the Paris Panthéon and the Panthéon in Rome. The design is very elegant and different from the rest of the architecture in Paris, which is quite refreshing to see.

Panthéon in Paris
Around the corner of Panthéon

From Panthéon, take a 7-min short walk to the Luxembourg Gardens, a local favorite.

From the Luxembourg Gardens, walk towards Boulevard Saint-Germain where you can find a lot of luxury brands, cute shops and restaurants.

On Rue Bonaparte, you will see the beautiful church Place Saint-Sulpice, built in 1754.

Place Saint-Sulpice in the Latin Quarter

Nearby Restaurant - La Jacobine

If you are looking for a restaurant around Saint-Germain, I highly recommend La Jacobine on Rue Saint-André des Arts. They serve some classic French dishes and the beef stew is a must-have! It is a very popular restaurant and last time we waited 45 mins for lunch.

Art Museums

The Musée Rodin is a museum dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. You will recognize one of his most-famous works The Thinker. The museum also has a beautiful garden that is perfect for a relaxing afternoon stroll. From Saint-Germain to Musée Rodin is about a 20-min walk and there are tons of cute shops on the route so you won't be bored!

Thursday is a good day to visit Musée d'Orsay because that is the only day of the week it closes at 9pm. You can take advantage of the daylight to do sightseeing and still have ample time for an art museum at night.

If 18th-century European paintings are your thing, Musée d'Orsay may just as well become your favorite museum. Orsay museum has impressive collections from artists like Van Gogh, Monet and Renoir. Words cannot describe my excitement when I saw those masterpieces in person.

Personally speaking, Musée d'Orsay is by far my favorite art museum in the world.

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