We have found, even on our RV travels that when we visit a new city, a tour bus can be the best way to learn our way around and hear a lot of the history. We usually stay on for all of the bus tour to see and then decide where we are going back to. It is nice to have the tour guide information, whether it is with a guide or the prerecorded audio system that many of them are using now.
There are several museums and galleries as well as being host to many Chanel fashion shows and theater every year. The statues that are seen were designed by 40 contemporary artists at the time of construction. The mission of the Grand Palais is inscribed on the building: "This monument has been dedicated by the Republic to the glory of French Art".
We enjoyed our bus tour of the city and planned to see much more during our stay in Paris, France in September. We've only just begun to see all the wonderful sights the city of Paris offers.