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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 Opera Marigny

Location. Hotel Opera Marigny is located in Paris's 8th Arrondissement neighborhood, close to Pinacotheque de Paris, Paris Opera, and Place de la Concorde. Nearby points of interest also include Galeries Lafayette and Louvre Museum. Hotel Features. Recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness facility. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has an Internet point. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves hot and cold buffet breakfasts in the breakfast room (surcharges apply). For a surcharge, shuttle services include a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and an area shuttle. Additional property amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and an elevator (lift). Guestrooms. 24 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hotel Opera Marigny feature minibars and safes. Beds come with Select Comfort mattresses. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer cordless phones. LCD televisions are available in guestrooms. Rooms also include clock radios. Guests may request irons/ironing boards, wake-up calls, and bathrobes. Housekeeping is available daily. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

De Rocroy

Less than 5 minutes' walk from Paris Gare du Nord, the Hotel de Rocroy is very convenient if you have a train to catch from this busy international railway station, be it a Eurostar, Thalys, EST TGV or RER train. The hotel is also within easy walking distance of Montmartre and the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, as well as the famous department store Galerie Lafayette. For all of Paris' other attractions, the metro is only a few steps away. Refurbished in 2009, the Hotel de Rocroy is ideal for tourists wanting to explore the district of Montmartre as well as business travellers searching for accommodation in Paris City Centre. It is also a convenient place to stay for those going to the Villepinte Exhibition Park and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, as you can get a RER express train to both from Gare du Nord Station. This affordable 3-star Paris hotel's reception desk is open 24 hours a day and the hotel staff are more than happy to help hotel guests with restaurant reservations, theatre tickets and airport transfers. If you need to check your emails, then you can sign in using the free wireless internet access in the lobby. If want to check in early, then you can leave your luggage at the hotel and come back when your room is ready.


A hidden gem near the Eiffel Tower! Located within touching distance of both the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, Hotel Muguet is a fantastic 2 star hotel in Paris, a superb destination close to major tourist attractions, excellent restaurants and great transport links, and the perfect spot for a memorable Paris holiday without breaking the bank. Unbeatable location! This lovely Paris Rive Gauche hotel offers unparalleled direct access to the city’s, and France’s, most iconic building, the Eiffel Tower, just a short walk away. The Muguet Hotel is located on Paris’s Left Bank, in the grand, majestic 7th arrondissement; traditionally the area where the French aristocracy used to live, it’s home to countless stunning buildings, starting from Les Invalides, a complex of superb museums and monuments celebrating France’s military history. For art lovers, the Rodin Museum and especially the Musée d'Orsay simply can’t be missed. The latter, housed in a former railway station, features the world’s largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, including masterpieces by Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Renoir, and is just a 15 minute walk from the hotel. The area around the hotel also provides plenty of opportunities to savour the very best French cuisine, perhaps starting with a stroll along the pedestrian-only rue Cler, where you’ll find plenty of lovely cafés and restaurants, yummy delicatessens and market stalls selling quality fresh produce, delicious artisan breads and fine French wines. You won’t have any problems getting around Paris from Hotel Muguet, thanks to the city’s extensive public transport network. You will find La Tour-Maubourg and Varenne underground stations 200 metres from the hotel, ready to take you to the other side of the Seine River and everything else Paris has to offer. From the Louvre Museum and the Champs-Élysées to Sacré-Cœur Basilica and Montmartre, you’re never far from an amazing museum, neighborhood, park or church in this wonderful city. Your new home in Paris! Enjoy great value accommodation in Paris at Hotel Muguet, where the helpful and friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you with any needs you may have, in order to ensure your stay in Paris is as pleasant as possible. This hotel near Eiffel Tower boasts service, décor and amenities of far superior quality than its rating would suggest. The interior décor features warm colours and rustic furniture, designed to create an inviting and welcoming atmosphere for its guests. The lovely veranda overlooking the courtyard and garden is the ideal setting for a delicious breakfast buffet, which can also be enjoyed in the comfort of your room. Fill up on excellent French pastries, bread, as well as savoury options like eggs, ham and cheese, to get your day in Paris off to a great start. When you make your way back to the Muguet Hotel in the evening, put your feet up in the large living room area, where you can rest, read a book or chat with your friends while enjoying a cup of coffee. Whether on a city break or romantic weekend in Paris, you will appreciate the services offered by the hotel, which include complimentary wireless internet access, air conditioning, satellite TV and a luggage room. This non-smoking hotel also makes available to its guests a PC and fax machine at reception, as well as use of the laundry room; last but not least, guests travelling by car will find plenty of parking space available at nearby garages.

Hotel Mayet

Hotel Mayet offers complimentary wireless Internet access and a 24-hour front desk. There are many great attractions nearby, including Les Invalides, Rodin Museum, Louvre and Eiffel Tower. Also close by are Notre Dame Cathedral and Arc de Triomphe. The lobby area has a TV so you can keep up-to-date on all the news. Other amenities include air conditioning in public areas, car rentals on site and an elevator (lift).

HĂ´tel Armoni

Location. Hôtel Armoni is located in Paris's 17th Arrondissement neighborhood, close to Espace Champerret, Arc de Triomphe, and Eiffel Tower. Nearby points of interest also include Louvre Museum and Palais des Congres de Paris. Hotel Features. Hôtel Armoni features a coffee shop/café and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts each morning in the breakfast area (surcharges apply). This 3-star property offers audiovisual equipment and business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Paris property has event space consisting of a conference center and conference/meeting rooms. For a surcharge, the property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request). Concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a terrace, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms. 45 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hôtel Armoni feature iPod docking stations and computers. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations with handheld showerheads and rainfall showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer phones. High-definition televisions have satellite channels, DVD players, and DVD/VCRs. Minibars, CD players, and complimentary bottled water are also provided. Guests may request in-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily. Guests can jog along the park-lined Boulevard Pereire one block from the hotel or in the nearby Bois de Boulogne forest, which also has a golf driving range, playgrounds, tennis courts, bike rentals, a bowling alley, and a public swimming pool (1.5 km/1 mile from the hotel). The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

Top eats in Paris

Hacienda del Sol

Located in the Montparnasse area of Paris in the 6th arrondissement, the Hacienda del Sol restaurant is a warm and welcoming establishment. The restaurant serves great Mexican food, which is full of flavour and colour. Discover the extensive menu of delicious Mexican food with dishes specific to each region. The menu is changed regularly and includes many new and innovative dishes such as the Nopale salad (cactus salad, grappe tomatoes, onion and coriander), prawn quesadillas (small pancakes filled with garlic, tomatoes and a creamy cucumber and chilli sauce) or the Cochinita Pibil (pork marinated in orange served with red onions and avocado). Enjoy new versions of traditional recipes all at more than affordable prices

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 First, Restaurant Boudoir Paris

Le First (as its name suggests) is the first of its kind in the French capital. In a neo-contemporary décor which mixes purple velvet and silk textures Le First serves up reinterpreted brasserie food. Every detail of the restaurant has been thought out by the interior designed Jacques Garcia, carpet printed with leaves , silver decorations, the interior is reminder of the old splendour of the Jardin des Tuileries. Mirrors and curtains give the restaurant a boudoir atmosphere.

Le Mesturet

The Mesturet restaurant is a classic Parisian bistro not far from the famous Louvre museum. The owner Alain Fontaine and his head chef Pascal Brot are both passionate and creative about food. This is a high quality restaurant where meals are inevitably drawn out as long as possible whether it is lunch or dinner. The typical French cooking and delicious homemade desserts will have you coming back for more. The air conditioned main room can seat up to 85 people and is decorated in the warm style of turn of the century Paris. There is a small Provencal style room for 25 suitable for groups.


The Chaumette is a traditional French bistro near the New York Avenue in the 16th district of Paris. Photos of old bistros as well as modern art and antique style mirrors adorn the walls give the Chaumette a real atmosphere of an old fashioned Parisian bistro. The cuisine is flavoursome and copious, using fresh vegetables, meat and fish to create high quality traditional French dishes. Try a real French hotpot or some wild boar. The dessert menu is also varied and unavoidable tempting and the varied selection of wines may tempt you into trying something new.

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