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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 MusĂ©e 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 HĂŽtel 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-ÉlysĂ©es 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 Inn Paris Gare De l'Est

Location. Holiday Inn Paris Gare De l'Est is located in Paris's 10th Arrondissement neighborhood, close to Porte Saint-Martin, Louvre Museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Nearby points of interest also include Arc de Triomphe and Sacred Heart Basilica. Hotel Features. Holiday Inn Paris Gare De l'Est features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. This 3-star property offers small meeting rooms, a meeting/conference room, and business services. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. Other property amenities at this Art Deco property include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. Guestrooms. 200 air-conditioned guestrooms at Holiday Inn Paris Gare De l'Est feature safes and complimentary newspapers. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guestrooms offer desks. Satellite television is provided. Rooms also include windows that open. Housekeeping is available daily.
 

Holiday Inn Paris Notre Dame

Location. Holiday Inn Paris Notre Dame is located in Paris's Quartier Latin neighborhood, close to Pont Saint-Michel, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Sainte Chapelle. Nearby points of interest also include Sorbonne University and Pont Neuf. Hotel Features. Holiday Inn Paris Notre Dame features a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Room service is available during limited hours. This 4-star property has a 24-hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, audiovisual equipment, and business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Paris property has 5.6 square meters of event space. For a surcharge, the property offers a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request). Concierge services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a rooftop terrace, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. Guestrooms. 108 air-conditioned guestrooms at Holiday Inn Paris Notre Dame feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer city views. Beds come with Select Comfort mattresses. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, scales, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail. LCD televisions have premium satellite channels. Rooms also include safes and windows that open. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily.
 

TRYP Paris Francois Hotel

Situated in a magnificent building from the XVIII century with a typical Parisian style, the TRYP Paris Francois Hotel is ideally located right in the heart of the city, next to the most famous places: the OpĂ©ra House, Place VendĂŽme, Palais Royal and the Louvre Museum, Montmartre, the SacrĂ© CƓur Basilica, all to be enjoyed by foot or underground with ‘Grand Boulevards’ station facing the hotel. The perfect Pied-Ă -terre in the city of love. TRYP Paris Francois Hotel is great for contemporary business travellers and young families, with exclusive convenienes such as Fitness and Family rooms. The hotel will also surprise you by the dedication of the staff. Every member can help you turn a free hour or an entire day into a local discovery. The lively neighbourhood will delight you, making you feel at home, while staying in a typical Parisian atmosphere. Stop looking further for your place to stay, this is it! The TRYP François Hotel counts 71 rooms, including 9 Junior Suites (3 Premium Suites and 6 Family Rooms). All of them have a private bathroom, air-conditioning, a direct dial telephone, satellite TV, free high-speed Internet access, a mini-bar, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Limited room-service is available. Premium rooms offer more services, such as additional beds and baby cots, premium King-sized Flex bed, robe and slippers, welcome tray, an ironing set and local financial press.
 

Holiday Inn Paris - Bastille

Location. Holiday Inn Paris - Bastille is a business-friendly hotel located in Paris's Paris City Centre neighborhood, close to Pont d'Austerlitz, Place de la Bastille, and Luxembourg Palace. Additional points of interest include Notre Dame Cathedral and Louvre Museum. Hotel Features. Holiday Inn Paris - Bastille features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves hot and cold buffet breakfasts in the breakfast area (surcharges apply). This 4-star property has a 24-hour business center and offers a meeting/conference room and business services. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has an Internet point. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, tour/ticket assistance, and an elevator (lift). Guestrooms. 128 air-conditioned guestrooms at Holiday Inn Paris - Bastille feature minibars and safes. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have satellite channels.
 

Hotel Hi Matic

Location. Hotel Hi Matic is located in Paris's 11th Arrondissement neighborhood, close to Opera Bastille, Pere Lachaise Cemetery, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Nearby points of interest also include Louvre Museum and Place des Vosges. Hotel Features. A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning. Hotel Hi Matic features multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and express check-in. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has an Internet point. Additional property amenities include an elevator (lift). The front desk is open 24 hours a day. This is a smoke-free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in April 2011. Guestrooms. 42 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hotel Hi Matic feature iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Accommodations offer city or courtyard views. Beds come with memory foam mattresses and premium bedding. Bathrooms feature showers with handheld showerheads. They also offer complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer desks. Flat-panel televisions are available in guestrooms. Rooms also include complimentary bottled water and windows that open. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request bathrobes.
 

Top eats in Paris

Chez Francoise

Chez Françoise is a French fine dining restaurant, created in 1949, located in central Paris, near les Invalides and the Eiffel tower. Chez Françoise is an ideal place to discover French gastronomy, with several rooms decorated in traditional French style and an affordable menu.
 

Le Speakeasy

Just steps from the Place de L'Etoile, Le Speakeasy is reminiscent of Chicago's clandestine jazz bars of the 1920s and is open until 1am.

Decked out in red velour with huge leather sofas, you are transported to another era. Enjoy Blues and Soul each day by the pianist/singer and the resident DJ each Friday and Saturday night from 11pm until late.

Head Chef Baptiste Pialot offers a refined and authentic cuisine using the very finest ingredients. Accompany with a fine wine, the house boasts an excellent selection of wines form its own wine cellar.

Smokers can enjoy the special English smoking lounge. Le Speakeasy is an absolute must in Paris!
 

Les Diables au Thym

Les Diables au Thym (literally Thyme Devils), is in the Lafayette district of Paris. The atmosphere is that of a modern bistro. The head chef Eric Lassauce is passionate about creative cuisine using local produce. There is duck foie gras cooked in a terrine, turnip purée, vension steaks with red cabbage purée and chesnuts.
 

Le Reminet

Found just behind the Montebello quay which looks out over the L'Ile de la Cite and Notre Dame, Le Reminet is a charming bistro, attracting both tourists and a regular resident clientele.

This authentic and charming restaurant fits in perfectly with this historic quarter of Paris and offers a gastronomic menu where dishes are a true work of art.

Chef Eric Ponchet has created a superb menu full of the freshest seasonal ingredients, always of a first class quality and prepared with passion. Le Reminet also boasts a fabulous wine cellar that will please all wine lovers.
 

Restaurant Victor

Based in the 16th arrondissement of Paris close to the Trocadero, this restaurant dates back to 1911 and is well known amongst the locals of the area. It was reopened in 2005, boasting a new team and a complete redecoration, making it accessible to wheelchair users and aimed at offering a traditional bistro to the area where a fine French menu, changed daily, is based on fresh produce and is accompanied by great wines by the glass all at affordable prices. Each first Monday of the month Victor offers the big vintages at cost price. The restaurant is closed at lunchtime on Saturdays and all day Sunday. Pets are welcome which is quite a rarity.
 



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