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Paris is a glittering world city with an unparalleled number of historic buildings and important museums. Two of Paris's best known sights are an absolute must: both the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou have collections of outstanding quality.



Tourist favorites in Paris

Musée Rodin

The Musée Rodin, opened in 1919, is dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin and is one of the most visited museums in Paris. It has two sites, at the Hôtel Biron and surrounding grounds in central Paris, and just outside Paris at Rodin's old home, the Villa des Brillants at Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine). The collection includes 6.600 sculptures, 8.000 drawings, 8.000 old photographs and 7.000 objets d’art. The museum receives 700,000 visitors annually.
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Palais Garnier

The Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera. It was originally called the Salle des Capucines because of its location on the Boulevard des Capucines in the 9th arrondissement, but soon became known as the Palais Garnier in recognition of its opulence and its architect, Charles Garnier. The theatre is also often referred to as the Opéra Garnier, and historically was known as the Opéra de Paris or simply the Opéra, as it was the primary home of the Paris Opera and its associated Paris Opera Ballet until 1989, when the Opéra Bastille opened at the Place de la Bastille.
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Pont Alexandre III (Paris)

The Pont Alexandre III, widely considered as the most ornate and extravagant bridge in "the City of Love", is a deck arch bridge over the River Seine, connecting the Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides and Eiffel Tower quarter. The Pont Alexandre III in Beaux-Arts style bridge is also a French Monument historique, which features Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses. Constructed between 1896 and 1900 by the architects Joseph Cassien-Bernard and Gaston Cousin, the bridge is named in honor of Tsar Alexander III, who had concluded the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1892, and is regarded as a marvel of 19th century engineering, consisting of a 6 m high single span steel arch.
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Musée d'Orsay

The Musée d'Orsay is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, an impressive Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum is home to many sculptures and impressionist paintings and holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. Formed from the national collections and opened to the public in 1986, the gallery is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces. Place de la Concord is the most monumental square in Paris located just about 0.4 miles away from the d'Orsay museum.
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Jardin du Luxembourg

The Jardin du Luxembourg, or the Luxembourg Gardens, is the second largest public park in Paris, and one of top must visit attractions in Paris. The park is the garden of the French Senate, which is itself housed in the Luxembourg Palace. In 1611, Marie de Medicis, the widow of Henry IV and the regent for the King Louis XIII decided to build a palace in imitation of the Pitti Palace in her native Florence.
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Great hotels in Paris

Cambon

Hotel Cambon is located in the heart of prestigious Paris, between Concorde and Jardin des Tuileries. Close to the La Madeleine and to Rue Saint Honoré, you will have an easy access to the famous fashion boutiques, antique shops, top restaurants, museums and theatres. The Cambon Hotel offers an elegant retreat nestled in the most prestigious district of Paris. The calm and elegant guest rooms feature a customized design and a warm and friendly atmosphere. They have been decorated with a striking mix of modern design, antique pieces and original artwork. The variation in design ranges from rooms with cool, natural gold tones to rooms with striped floor carpets in burgandy, viola, orange and black. The bellman of the hotel is always at your disposal, for ticket reservations or baby-sitting services. A small meeting room, with a capacity of 8 people, is also available.
 

Saint-Jacques

Superbly decorated in a typical 19th Parisian style, the Saint-Jacques is a charming 3-star Paris hotel located in the Latin district, and offers guests to immerse in the Belle Epoque atmosphere. Thanks to its outstanding position in one of the most lively area of Paris, the Saint-Jacques offers a quick access to many attractions and dining or shopping venues of the French capital. Easily reachable from the public transportation system, this elegant hotel features a sumptuous breakfast room, bar and comfortable lounge where guests will appreciate a delicious breakfast or unwind after a long sightseeing day in Paris. With a friendly atmosphere, helpful staff, customized services and modern facilities, Hotel Saint-Jacques in Paris provides the perfect spot for guests wishing to spend an unforgettable stay within an original and romantic setting. Pets are not accepted at this hotel.
 

Chabrol Opéra

Chabrol Opéra is a hotel in the area of Gare du Nord - Gare de L'Est, Paris. There are many great attractions nearby, including Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Also close by are Basilique du Sacre Coeur and Paris Opera. This 2.0-star Gare du Nord - Gare de L'Est hotel, Paris offers a restaurant, complimentary wireless Internet access and a roundtrip airport shuttle. Onsite parking is available at this hotel, subject to charges. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a safe deposit box at the front desk, a 24-hour front desk, complimentary newspapers in the lobby and an elevator (lift).
 

Hotel Central Saint Germain

Location. Located in central Paris, Hotel Central Saint Germain is within walking distance of Musee National du Moyen Age, Sorbonne University, and Pantheon. Nearby points of interest also include Notre Dame Cathedral and Luxembourg Gardens. Hotel Features. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts in the breakfast room (surcharges apply). Hotel Central Saint Germain features multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and an elevator (lift). Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include air conditioning in public areas. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms. 35 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hotel Central Saint Germain feature safes and complimentary newspapers. Bathrooms feature bathtubs or showers with handheld showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. High-definition televisions have satellite channels. Rooms also include windows that open. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
 

Brittany Hotel

Location. Brittany Hotel is located in Paris's 9th Arrondissement neighborhood, close to Paris Museum of Freemasonry, Galeries Lafayette, and Paris Opera. Nearby points of interest also include Moulin Rouge and Louvre Museum. Hotel Features. The hotel serves continental breakfasts each morning in the breakfast area (surcharges apply). A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. Brittany Hotel features a concierge desk, laundry facilities, and an elevator (lift). Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms. 40 air-conditioned guestrooms at Brittany Hotel feature safes and complimentary newspapers. Bathrooms feature hair dryers. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have satellite channels. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily.
 

Top eats in Paris

Nodaiwa

In this pleasant and authentic restaurant, you will find a rare speciality of Japanese cuisine prepared in the most traditional style - Unagi (grilled eel). Carefully handed down from one generation to another, this eel recipe is the basis of very intriguing and delicious tasteful variations. After the expert preparation, the eel is server tender, grilled and almost caramelised. Before tasting it, it is suggested that one sprinkles the dish with a special spice called sanshĂ´, which is very aromatic and resembles lemon grass. The chef who has created these dishes was trained in Japan by the founder of Nodaiwa, whose trio of restaurants in Tokyo have been considered as the greatest stars of Japanese cuisine for five generations since the Edo period.
 

La Ferme Saint-Simon

The restaurant the Ferme Saint-Simon is a short distance from the Musée d'Orsay and the Boulevard Saint Germain in paris. This elegant eatery is a favourite among the politicians and civil servants working at the nearby national assembly. The décor is that of a Norman country establishment with pretty booths to separate the tables. The menu offers a selection of traditional French dishes using fresh produce from the market. Lagoustine on a crab pâté, king prawns dipped in paprika and served with a saffron risotto, filet of veal served with potatoes and the famous Poire Belle Hélène are just some of the dishes on offer.
 

Maison Prunier

The Maison Prunier in Paris' 16th district is both a restaurant and a venue with rooms for private hire. It has a magnificent and unique Art Deco interior. Seafood loves will find happiness here with many types of fish and seafood on the menu. It was originally opened in 1925 but has rediscovered its success of bygone years with its new menu giving a vast choice of salmon dishes. The fixed price menus make the prices reasonable and give a good choice.
 

Cote Parvis at Hilton Paris - La Defense

The refined ambience of Cote Parvis at Hilton Paris - La Défense offers you both French and international dishes prepared with skill and creativity. This exclusive restaurant is not only modern and refined but also has an extensive selection of sumptuous gourmet French cuisine on which the restaurant Côté Parvis has built its reputation. Sip a chilled glass of wine as you dine in the stylish and relaxed ambience of this refined brasserie.
 

Makassar Lounge & Restaurant

This Asian restaurant can be found in the 17th arrondissement of Paris and offers a very Zen like decor yet at the same time is traditionally oriental. The menu features an exotic cuisine with Indonesian accents and specialities from Makassar such as Gedabg Mekuah (fish soups with squid, mussels and a mix of spices) or Bebek Lawar (a salad of green beans and Balinese marinated duck) will transport you to far away places. Prices are more than reasonable for this part of Paris where you can enjoy watching the chefs work their magic from the open kitchen.
 



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