Along a little walk the other day…
There is always one part of the Louvre being cleaned (see previous posts here). This has been the case for the “Pavillon de Marsan” for some time.
I was surprised to see that the queue to get a hot chocolate at the “Angelina”, rue de Rivoli, was longer than the one to the Louvre.
Another little parenthesis: The starting point of the “Historical Axis” is not the central part of the Louvre, nor the pyramid – it’s the equestrian statue of Louis XIV. This is obvious when you stand in front of the statue and then turn around.
The renovations of the Vendôme Column (see previous posts here) and the nearby Ritz Hotel are almost completed.
Another prestigious hotel, the Crillon, on Place de la Concorde (see previous posts here), seems to be reopening later (late 2016?). The nearby Automobile Club de France is also behind covers.
Not during the same walk, but here are some pictures of the (almost) finished renovation of the clock tower of the Gare de Lyon (see previous posts here).