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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.

Top things to do in Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame de Paris (French for Our Lady is a Gothic, Roman Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité. Notre Dame de Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in France and in Europe.
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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. 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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Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.
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The Louvre

The Louvre or Louvre Museum is one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). With more than 8 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world's most visited museum. The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre), originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum.
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Recommended hotels in Paris

Helder Opera Hotel

Helder Opera Hotel Paris enjoys a perfect location in the city centre of Paris, only 3 minutes walking distance from the Opera and the ‘Galeries Lafayette’ department store. Furthermore, the hotel is situated near the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. In addition, Montmartre with the Sacré Coeur, its many artists and its splendid view overlooking Paris, is within easy reach. Furthermorem the property is well-linked to public transport at only 3 minutes walk's from metro stations ‘Opéra’, ‘Chaussée d’Antin-La Fayette’ and ‘Quatre-Septembre’. For your comfort, Helder Opera Hotel Paris started serious renovation in the entire hotel. In the near future, the rooms will get new decoration and will be upgraded with additional features such as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi internet connection and an internet access point. The breakfast room will also be enlarged. As you may know, the Helder is a picturesque Dutch coastal town and therefore the hotel’s aim with its renovation is to recreate the sporty atmosphere of a yacht as a symbol of discrete luxury and everlasting challenge. Hotel Helder Opera offers 22 comfortable and very quiet rooms featuring an en-suite bathroom with a bath/shower. Furthermore, the rooms are fully equipped with modern room facilities such as air-conditioning, a phone, a mini-bar, and an LCD TV with canal+ and CNN.

Hôtel Meslay République

The Meslay République Hotel is centrally located in Paris, in the heart of the 3rd arrondissement, very close to Place de la Bastille square, Centre Georges Pompidou, Place des Vosges and some of the most lively streets and boulevards of Paris. The Meslay, housed in a 19th century building, has been recently fully renovated and offers elegant and clean rooms and public spaces equipped with modern facilities. Pets are allowed upon request and groups are welcome (except for groups of students). The hotel also offers laundry service and a reception desk, open 24 hours a day, with tourist information, city maps and luggage deposit. A welcoming staff is at your disposal if you wish to book tickets for shows, a restaurant or whatever you may need.

Hotel Alize Grenelle Tour Eiffel

Hotel Alize Grenelle Tour Eiffel Paris is located in the Beaugrenelle-Charles Michel district, which is situated between the Eiffel Tower and the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre and 10 minutes by bus from the Georges Pompidou European Hospital. This 3-star hotel enjoys a nice location in Paris, just a short walk from the business district, between the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, Montparnasse and the Champs Elysées. Hotel Alize Grenelle Tour Eiffel Paris offers ideal accommodation for both business travellers and tourists alike. The friendly attentive staff at the reception desk will be happy to assist you to ensure a pleasant stay. The Alizé Grenelle Tour Eiffel Hotel is pleased to welcome you to one of its 50 air-conditioned rooms, with singles, doubles and triples available. The hotel's 50 cheerful and inviting rooms offer outstanding amenities such as soundproofing, air-conditioning, bathrooms with a bathtub or shower, a private toilet, hair dryer, a trouser press, satellite television, personal telephone with message service and automatic alarm clock, modem connection, a mini-bar, individual safe, Wi-Fi, magnetic keys and double-glazed windows.

Timhotel Paris Gare de Lyon

Location. Timhotel Paris Gare de Lyon is located in Paris's Paris City Centre neighborhood, close to Pont d'Austerlitz, Opera Bastille, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Nearby points of interest also include Louvre Museum and Place des Vosges. Hotel Features. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts each morning in the breakfast room (surcharges apply). Timhotel Paris Gare de Lyon features express check-in, concierge services, and an elevator (lift). Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include a safe deposit box at the front desk. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. Guestrooms. 54 guestrooms at Timhotel Paris Gare de Lyon feature safes and complimentary newspapers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have satellite channels. Rooms also include windows that open. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls.

Hotel Des Arts Paris Montmartre

Location. Located in central Paris, Hotel Des Arts Paris Montmartre is within walking distance of Cafe des 2 Moulins and Moulin Rouge. Nearby points of interest also include Sacred Heart Basilica and Louvre Museum. 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 Des Arts Paris Montmartre features multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and computer rentals. The hotel serves a complimentary buffet breakfast. Concierge services and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include an elevator (lift). This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms. 50 guestrooms at Hotel Des Arts Paris Montmartre feature safes and windows that open. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have satellite channels. Also included are blackout drapes/curtains and welcome amenities. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls.

Recommended restaurants in Paris

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.

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.


Serving the best cuisine from both sides of the channel, Alcazar restaurant and bar offers a very traditional French ambience in the famous Saint Germain de Près district near the School of Fine Arts. The glass ceiling fills the lower dining area with natural light and gives a bright and airy feel. The eclectic menu features primarily French cuisine, with produce such as Smoked Salmon or the House Foie Gras, not to mention the original Raspberry and Liquorice Vacherin dessert. A more contemporary atmosphere can be found on the mezzanine floor overlooking the restaurant, where you can sample the extensive cocktail list whilst listening to a diverse selection of house music from some of the best Parisian DJs. Another unique experience can be enjoyed on Monday night, where you can dine with the accompaniment of classical music from Véronique Chevalier and her musicians.

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.

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.

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