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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

Holiday Villa Lafayette Paris

The Holiday Villa Lafayette Hotel Paris is situated close to the Opéra, the Grands Magasins and a few steps away from the Parisian Grands Boulevards. Thanks to its strategic location, the property is an ideal solution to visit the Sacré Coeur, Montmartre, Place du Tertre and all the main attractions of Paris. The nearest metro/underground station is Cadet, line 7. The bedrooms have been recently renovated and feature all modern amenities to ensure you a comfortable and relaxing stay. The stylish decoration and the warm welcome of a courteous and professional staff will seduce you.

Les Fontaines du Luxembourg

Spend your Paris holiday at the Hotel Fontaine du Luxembourg when you want to fully experience the City of Lights. This lovely Luxembourg Gardens hotel is in the heart of the city’s Latin Quarter, between the Sorbonne (University of Paris) and the Luxembourg Palace. A recently refurbished boutique hotel, Les Fontaine du Luxembourg (which translates as The Fountain of Luxembourg) is in a historic building where King Louis XIV once housed his grooms. Its lounge, reception area, and guest rooms are arranged around an enclosed courtyard with walls hung with vines of Virginia creeper. A generous breakfast buffet is served in a breakfast room with authentic vaulted ceilings dating back to the 17th century. Les Fontaine du Luxembourg has a fantastic location in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, a 2 minute walk from the seat of the French Senate in Luxembourg Palace, surrounded by the lawns, gardens, monuments and fountains of the Jardin du Luxembourg. Around the gardens are located the prominent French engineering school École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (abbreviated ENSMP and sometimes called Mines ParisTech) and the Odéon Theatre, one of France’s 6 national theatres. A 15 minute walk to the northwest of the hotel is the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés; the Sorbonne and the Pantheon are a 10 minute walk to the southeast.

Hotel Villa Glamour

Hotel Villa Glamour Paris is centrally located in the city’s 16th arrondissement, a 5-minute metro ride away from the beautiful Eiffel Tower and a 5-minute walk away from ‘Le Trocadéro’, one of the most stylish and elegant districts in Paris. Moreover, the hotel is only 8 minutes walking distance from the Arc de Triomphe with the Champs Elysées, and a 15-minute metro ride away from the Louvre Museum. Hotel Villa Glamour Paris is housed in a charming and very romantic mansion from the 19th century. This typically Parisian hotel is a large, welcoming residence with a sense of intimacy and romance. In addition, the hotel’s friendly multilingual staff welcomes you from 7:00 to 24:00 hours from Sunday to Thursday and from 7:00 hours to 02:00 hours on Friday and Saturday, and will be happy to assist you, assuring a pleasant stay in the French capital. Furthermore, the hotel offers free internet connection in the entire building. The Villa Glamour Hotel offers 17 romantic and unique rooms which brilliantly combine charm and outstanding comfort with a trendy decor. Guests will be fascinated by the originality, the sophistication and the comfort of the rooms. All rooms feature an en-suite bathroom and are fully equipped with modern room facilities as listed below, including a 96 cm flat screen TV with a wide variety of channels and a DVD player, a mini stereo, free Wi-Fi, and high-quality bedding with famous California mattresses which provide total comfort.

Hotel Carladez Cambronne

Located in the capital’s fashionable 15th district, Hotel Carladez Cambronne Paris lies within easy walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, at the head of the Parc du Champs de Mars, and Porte de Versailles. The renowned Montparnasse area is a short walk to the north-east, overflowing with points of cultural interest combined with plentiful shopping opportunities, and countless bars and restaurants in which to relax and while away the Parisian hours. Nearby Volontaires and Vaugirard metro stations provide public transport access across the city. A completely renovated and redecorated modern hotel, Carladez Cambronne Hotel offers a rare combination of Parisian charm and serious value for money. Warm tones accentuate the hotel’s tranquil ambience, with a dedicated multilingual staff on hand to ensure the comfort and convenience of all guests. Guarded car parking is available near the hotel for guests that require this extra peace of mind. Hotel Carladez Cambronne Paris has a generous selection of rooms, all decorated in luxurious style and spotlessly clean. Each room has en-suite bathroom facilities with a bathtub or shower and toilet, and a range of in-room amenities are provided, including a telephone with modem, television with satellite channels and Canal +, minibar, hairdryer, individual safes and wireless Internet access.

Quartier Latin

The Quartier Latin hotel is a totally air-conditioned property decorated so as to recreate the old Parisan literary life. In this typically Parisian building, you are in the heart of Paris' Latin Quarter, very close to Saint-Germain, between the Pantheon and the Seine River's banks. This hotel offers nice rooms, as well as numerous amenities like a 24-hour reception with reservation service, a large bilingual library and Internet access (Wi-Fi or Internet point). Pets are welcome in the property.

Top eats in Paris

Le Petit Centre du Monde

Le Petit Centre du Monde offers a very rich menu with a wide range of drinks and high quality wines of French and Italian origin.
This restaurant specialises in tasty food created from Vietnamese and French fusion cuisine in a calm and cosy atmosphere. Set in a charming building with original décor, the staff are really friendly and helpful.
Close to metro Franklin D Roosevelt, the restaurant is a world away from the hustle & bustle of the nearby Champs Elysees. It's a hidden little gem of a restaurant.
Visit this restaurant for a late dinner with friends or at noon for a business lunch. It's a perfect location in the centre, lots of places to go after a good meal, with the extra bonus of a great atmosphere and lovely service.
Le Petit Centre du Monde is the perfect spot for dinner before going out on Champs-Élysées!

La Villa Corse (Rive Gauche)

Just a short walk from the Champ de Mars, this traditional Corsican restaurant has begun to make a name for itself. The atmosphere is sophisticate and cultural with large bookshelves full of books. The menu has many unusual Corsican dishes cooked in the traditional way. The produce comes direct from Corsica, cooked meats, cheese, fish, vegetables and the wine.

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.


Liza is a fantastic contempory Lebanese restaurant in the stock exchange area of Paris. Decorated in a modern and elegant eastern style, the restaurant is light and airy with neatly laid tables and a laid back atmosphere. The cooking is a mixture of traditional Lebanese and audacious and inventive dishes cooked up according to the mood of the chef and what's available at market. Try monkfish roasted with aubergines as well as an incredible assortment of Lebanese pastries that is constantly updated with the seasons.


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 sanshô, 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.

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