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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

Hotel Prince de Condé

Nestled in a historic Parisian building surrounded by libraries and art galleries, Prince de Condé Hotel is a small 3-star Rive Gauche hotel, located in world-famous Paris district Saint Germain des Prés. This charming Paris boutique hotel features elegant guest rooms and suites decorated in a rather eccentric though classic way, as it suits in an arty Parisian arrondissement. Hotel facilities also includes a lounge bar and a reading room with bookshelves and fireplace, as well as a beautiful breakfast room located in a vaulted underground room. Prince de Condé Hotel boasts an ideal situation in the heart of Paris, within walking distance of the Seine, the Pont des Arts bridge leading to the Louvre Museum and the Ile de la Cité island. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and inviting terraces, as well as many luxury shops. Very well served by public transports - namely 3 subway lines, 2 RER and 4 bus lines, Prince de Condé is an excellent launching point for exploring the City of Lights. 
 

Prince Hotel Forum

Location. Prince Hotel Forum is located in Paris's Les Halles neighborhood, close to Forum des Halles, Louvre Museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Nearby points of interest also include Museum Georges Pompidou and Pont Neuf. Hotel Features. The hotel serves continental breakfasts each morning in the breakfast room (surcharges apply). A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Prince Hotel Forum features multilingual staff, tour/ticket assistance, and express check-in. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has an Internet point. Additional property amenities include express check-out. This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms. 22 guestrooms at Prince Hotel Forum feature safes. Bathrooms feature bathtubs or showers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer phones. Guests may request irons/ironing boards, hair dryers, and wake-up calls.
 

Hotel France Louvre

Location. Hotel France Louvre is located in Paris's 4th Arrondissement neighborhood, close to Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Picasso Museum. Nearby points of interest also include Museum Georges Pompidou and Place des Vosges. Hotel Features. For a surcharge, the property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request). Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Hotel France Louvre features laundry facilities, concierge services, and an elevator (lift). A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts each morning in the breakfast area (surcharges apply). Other property amenities at this Beaux Arts property include air conditioning in public areas. This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms. 34 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hotel France Louvre feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms feature bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to complimentary newspapers and safes, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Flat-panel televisions have satellite channels. Rooms also include clock radios.
 

Les Rives de Notre Dame

Hotel Les Rives de Notre Dame is housed in a beautiful 16th century residence in the heart of Paris, offering a refined decor combined with up-to-date amenities to ensure you a pleasant stay in the Ville Lumière. You will be close to the charming Seine river banks, Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre and Orsay museums, as well as the famous Parisian bouquinistes. The property features a concierge service, a luggage room, a lift and a breakfast room, which can be used as a meeting room. Small pets are welcome in the property.
 

Corona

Located a short stroll from the Garnier Opera House, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, the 3-star Hotel Corona Rodier is a charming central Paris hotel, allowing guests an quick access to other landmarks of the French Capital, like Montmartre and Pigalle. Well-connected by public transports, near the metro station Cadet, the hotel is a few stations from the Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est, making it a convenient base for business travellers coming to Paris by Eurostar or by plane. The Hotel Corona Rodier offers good value accommodation in 40 cosy guestrooms, simple yet with all the modern comfort. For a good start into the day, a typical French breakfast is served each morning in the sunny breakfast room. The reception is open around the clock, and the friendly staff will provide all the tourist information you need to plan a memorable holiday in Paris.
 

Top eats in Paris

A la cloche d'Or

At the bottom of Montmartre Hill in Paris, overlooked by the famous Sacre-Coeur, A la Cloche d'Or is a great party and theatre restaurant ideally situated for both the Opera and the Moulin Rouge in the 9th arrondissement. Open until 4am, A la Cloche d'Or serves seasonal produce in very generous portions. Beef and lamb dishes, as well as homemade terrines, foie gras and great range of carpaccio all feature on the menu. Fresh fish and seafood are delivered from Brittany once a week and there is also a great selection of desserts. A la Cloche d'Or easily charms guests with its typical Parisian decor and bohemian atmosphere.
 

Charbon Rouge

Situated close to the Champs Elysees and the Place de L'Etoile, Le Charbon Rouge specialises in meat cooked on the wood fire grill and is a spacious and elegant dining room.

The restaurant serves the very finest meat such as Hereford beef and Black Angus from Argentina and the USA, and Charolais from France as well as the amazing Wagyu beef from Japan all accompanied by the finest wines from around the world.

The dining room is huge, decked out in a contemporary style, yet is elegant at the same time. Owners Fernando and Julien are passionate about the meat and wine served and believes that there is no "best meat or wine in the world" - each country has its own unique meat and unique wine.
 

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!
 

Blue Elephant - Paris

Blue Elephant is a little bit of Thailand in central Paris. Located on the busy Place de la Bastille, you'll soon forget the hustle and bustle of Paris amongst this vast expanse of leafy plants, water features and Thai decoration. The menu has traditional Thai dishes such as the Pla Samrod, a filet of fried fish covered with an onion and pepper sauce. For wine lovers, the wine list has been selected with great care to go with the food. Blue Elephant is not the cheapest of Parisian restaurants but the excellent service, ambiance and food make it worthwhile.
 

Le Petit Bordelais

Le Petit Bordelais features regular in the restaurant columns of French newspapers and magazines. This chic fine dining restaurant is between les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. The décor is sophisticated and the service warm and welcoming.There is a definate South West influence in the regularly changing menu, for example the side of beef in a Bordeaux sauce.
 



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