“Check what's on before you go. Look for the Eiffel when you step out.”
Since most other Paris museums close before sunset, I thought to make good use of my evening by going to the Palais, which closes at midnight (or so my guidebook indicated). While I got off at the Palais bus stop, I wasn't actually sure it was the building in front of me - it was dark, there was no sign. I walked to the first door, which turned out to be that of a restaurant, and was told by the doorman the museum was fermé (closed). After going out of my way, I wasn't about to give up just yet though. I walked up some stairs in the middle of the building - though it was dark and hardly anyone. Quite a contrast from all other museums. To my relief, the stairs did lead to the museum - and it was open. And it was free - but there was only one exhibit that night. Thankfully, it was a shoe exhibit honouring the works of Roger Vivier, whose customers have included Queen Elizabeth II (for her coronation), Catherine Deneuve...etc. If not for that exhibit, my efforts to get to the Palais would have come to nothing. I was lucky. Oh, the upside to visiting this place is that you get a great view of the Eiffel Tower when you step out. In fact, if you cross the bridge and walk about a kilometer or so, you will find yourself at the base of the Eiffel Tower. A brief, safe and very rewarding walk.
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