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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 Lyon Bastille

Hotel Lyon Bastille Paris is a charming hotel, located near the city centre at only 150 meters from train station ‘Gare de Lyon’. Nearby the hotel you can find the Opéra Bastille and you can have a look around at ‘Place des Vosges’ which is only 10 minutes away. Close by you can also go shopping at ‘Rue Rivoli’ and the ‘Marais’. The business centre of Bercy is only 10 minutes away from Lyon Bastille Hotel, ideal for business guests. The Lyon Bastille Hotel offers you a warm welcome in an elegant ambiance. The hotel offers good service and high-quality features including two large comfortable lounge areas, a luggage storage service and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connection. Also, there are newspapers and drinks available at the hotel. The hotel’s multilingual staff will assist you with all your enquiries. Hôtel Lyon Bastille Paris offers 48 elegantly decorated rooms that all feature an en-suite bathroom. On top of that the rooms are fully equipped with modern room facilities such as a TV with Canal + and satellite TV, a direct dial phone, mini-bar, hair-dryer, safe, air-conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connection.
 

Media

Location. Media is located in Paris's 13th Arrondissement neighborhood, close to Jardin des Plantes, Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Nearby points of interest also include Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. Hotel Features. This 3-star property offers a meeting/conference room and business services. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. The hotel serves continental breakfasts each morning in the breakfast area (surcharges apply). Concierge services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, an elevator (lift), and a safe deposit box at the front desk. This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms. 18 guestrooms at Media feature safes and hair dryers. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Plasma televisions have cable channels. Guests may request wake-up calls.
 

New Hôtel Saint Lazare

Location. New Hôtel Saint Lazare is located in Paris's 9th Arrondissement neighborhood, close to Place de Clichy, Moulin Rouge, and Galeries Lafayette. Nearby points of interest also include Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Hotel Features. This 3-star property has a 24-hour business center. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has an Internet point. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts in the breakfast room (surcharges apply). Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, a garden, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms. 57 guestrooms at New Hôtel Saint Lazare feature complimentary newspapers and windows that open. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer phones. Flat-panel televisions have satellite channels. Guests may request hair dryers and wake-up calls.
 

TRYP Paris de Saxe Hotel

Location. TRYP Paris de Saxe Hotel is located in Paris's 7th Arrondissement neighborhood, close to UNESCO Headquarters, Les Invalides, and Rodin Museum. Nearby points of interest also include Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Hotel Features. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts each morning in the breakfast area (surcharges apply). A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. TRYP Paris de Saxe Hotel features tour/ticket assistance, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). Additional property amenities include an elevator (lift). Guest parking is complimentary. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. Guestrooms. 51 air-conditioned guestrooms at TRYP Paris de Saxe Hotel feature minibars and safes. All accommodations have balconies. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Wired high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. High-definition televisions have satellite channels. Rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains and welcome amenities. Guests may request in-room massages, irons/ironing boards, and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily.
 

Hotel Edouard VII

A magnificent Haussmanian building is home to Hotel Edouard VII Paris, located right in the heart of Paris on the majestic Opera Boulevard with a sublime view of the Garnier Opera House, just steps away from Place Vendome, the Louvre and Palais Royal. Hotel Edouard VII Paris is located on Opera avenue in the 2nd district of Paris, right in the city centre. The hotel is at walking distance from Opera Garnier, Department Stores Printemps and Galaries Lafayette, and has good connections with Paris' public transport system via metro stop Pyramides, RER station Auber/Opera and several bus stops. The Salon Marigny, with daylight, can host up to 45 guests in meetings or conferences. An Authentic bar, like an English club, welcomes the hosts in a friendly and warm atmosphere. The restaurant of Hotel Edouard VII Paris remains a perfect address in the heart of the Opera district. Free Wi-Fi internet connection as well as a free fitness centre is available for the guests. The Edouard 7 Hotel is a lovely townhouse hotel, decorated in a Neo-classical and Couture style, and boasts 70 spacious rooms (from 20m² to 45m²) including 8 suites. Each room of this elegant 4-star hotel has a balcony, air conditioning and double glazed windows. Luxury, sweetness, softness, generosity and light are the keywords of the new style of the hotel.
 

Top eats in Paris

Market

The first Parisian venture of the world renowned Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Market is centrally located and was designed by the minimalist interior designer Christian Liaigre. He prefers to use basic materials such as wood and stone giving the venue an earthy feel. Huge bay windows open out into an interior courtyard, and ethnic masks and other objects from Africa and Polynesia decorate the interior. There is a raw bar in the restaurant serving oysters, fish carpaccios and other uncooked delicacies. The banquettes in beige leather surround beautifully laid tables. The terrace is delightful for both lunch and dinner and VIPs are attracted by the chef's table hidden near the kitchens. The young chef Wim Van Gorp has already spent several years training with Jean-Georges in New York and is now at the height of his career. The food is a fusion of French, Italian and Asian producing mouth-watering and beautifully presented dishes.
 

Restaurant Lasserre

An exceptional place, the restaurant is one of the gastronomic institutions the most renowned in Paris today. Located in the heart of the district 8th, near ?Les Champs-Elysées? and the Montaigne Avenue, the restaurant welcomes you in a classy and refined design.
On the first floor, the dining room will charm your lunches and dinners thanks to (particularly) its spectacular opening roof with a sky-view.
Our Chefs, Christophe Moret and Claire Heitzler for the pastry will be pleased to realise a cuisine between tradition and evolution.
 

Le Versance

Mentored by Georges Blanc, Samuel Cavagnis chose to open an elegant place with fine china and a bar for drinking champagne before dinner. The well-traveled Cavagnis opts to use spices and herbs, having also placed potted herbs on every table. He uses dill and pink peppercorns to flavour his salmon rillettes, which have been spooned into large pasta shells. Even dessert has a nice touch to it - Cavagnis adds pink almond praline, the French equivalent of Cracker Jacks, to his île flottante, a meringue in liquorice-spiked custard sauce. As good for a business meal as it is for a tête-à-tête, Le Versance will also make cigar smokers happy with its well-stocked fumoir. Coffee, a selection of rare teas and digestifs are served here after dinner.
 

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.
 

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.
 



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