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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

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.
 

La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque is a Parisian cabaret restaurant where you can experience the delights of French cooking while watching the French Cancan! The cuisine is traditional French with some original elements and after a great quality meal you can sit back at your table and enjoy the show. Every evening la Belle Epoque puts on the most amazing and energetic cabaret shows. Comedians, magicians, gymnasts and dancing girls all take to the stage to give diners a lively show. There is a single price for meal and show. If you are in Paris why not try out this typically French venue.
 

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
 

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.
 

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.
 



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