Finding the Da Vinci Code– Following the Steps of the Rose Line Through Paris
It is without a doubt the popular novel The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown has just added to Paris being the world’s number one tourist destination. Throughout the book Brown has described the infamous ‘Rose Line’, better known as the Parisian Meridian, the once challenger to the Greenwich meridian.
When vacationing in Paris, one should always be on the lookout for unique travel tips to make your trip to Paris interesting. Following the Rose Line tour will give you a new take on the city, and bring you to Parisian museums and historical monuments you may not have come across by yourself.
Considering the average tourist spends 62 euros a day during their trip to Paris, this wallet friendly tour is a great budget option as well!
Start at the Ritz
The Hotel Ritz is a grand hotel nestled in the heart of Paris, the 1st arrondissement. With 159 rooms, this hotel was the first in Europe to provide a bathroom en suite, a telephone, and electricity for every room.
Imagine the splendor!
Next stop, Comedie-Francaise
This is one of the few state theaters in all of France with its own group of actors.
After, Le Palais Royal
This palace is also located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris and is settled within a lush garden. It stands opposite your next stop, the famous Louvre. As you have come to the middle part in your walking tour, you can grab a picnic lunch and enjoy the French sunshine before you continue! A fresh baguette and a block of cheese are all you need to enjoy French people watching.
Most famously, Musee de Louvre
In 2014, the Louvre continued to be the most visited museum in the world. Originally built as a 12th-century fortress, this was the home of King Louis XIV before he moved into the famous Versailles palace. No trip to Paris is complete without taking a peek at the 380,000 objects and 35,000 works of art the Louvre has to offer.
The glass pyramid in the front is perfect for selfies, as well!
Then, Pont des Arts
This pedestrian bridge crosses the River Seine. Here you can catch beautiful views of the Louvre, the Institut de France and watch the Seine flow peacefully underneath you.
Finally, Saint- Sulpice Church
This church is the second largest Catholic church in Paris. Check for the ‘P’ and ‘S’ in the small round windows at both ends of the transept which according to Brown stands for Priory of Sion.
There you have it; you have followed in the footsteps of Robert Langdon! Hopefully, the next time you read The Da Vinci Code you’ll be reminded of your wonderful walking tour through beautiful Paris.
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