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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

Campanile Maine Montparnasse

The hotel Campanile Paris 14 Maine Montp is located in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, within the famous Montparnasse area, close to the train station and surrounded by the numerous cinemas, theatres and cabarets of this lively district. The hotel's comfortable bedrooms will ensure you a pleasant stay in the French capital. A dynamic and friendly staff welcomes you and remains at your disposal 24 hours/24 and 7 days/week. The hotel also features a bar on the ground-floor and 2 meeting rooms fully equipped to host seminars and conferences, with a capacity of 10 and 15 people.
 

Hotel Paradis Paris

Situated in the capital’s 10th Arrondissement, Hotel Paradis Paris is within easy reach of Galeries Lafayette and the large department stores on the boulevard Haussmann. Forum des Halles is a short metro ride to the south, and other attractions such as l’Opéra de Paris Garnier, la Place de la Madeleine, and Canal Saint-Martin, are easily accessible. Offering great value for money, Paradis Hotel is an excellent choice both for leisure and business travelers. The property is fully air conditioned and provides complimentary wireless Internet access in all areas. The hotel lounge is a pleasant space in which to relax, and has a flat screen television. Reception is open 24 hours, the bar serves a wide range of drinks and snacks, and a buffet breakfast is served each morning. Rooms at Hotel Paradis Paris enjoy a homely ambience with a tasteful décor in light shades. The beds are generous in size and functional furniture is also included for added convenience and comfort. Recently renovated, all rooms are fitted with an en-suite bathroom that includes a hairdryer and toiletries. In-room amenities include a television with satellite channels, a safe box and a direct dial telephone.
 

Novotel Paris Les Halles

Location. Located in central Paris, Novotel Paris Les Halles is a business-friendly hotel within walking distance of Forum des Halles and Museum Georges Pompidou. Additional points of interest include Palais de Justice and Hotel de Ville. Hotel Features. Novotel Paris Les Halles's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. This 4-star property offers small meeting rooms, a technology helpdesk, and audiovisual equipment. This Paris property has event space consisting of a conference center, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a terrace, multilingual staff, and currency exchange. The property has designated areas for smoking. Guestrooms. 285 guestrooms at Novotel Paris Les Halles feature laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Furnishings include desks and sofa beds. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to complimentary newspapers and safes, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones with voice mail. Televisions have satellite channels and pay movies. Rooms also include welcome amenities. Guests may request irons/ironing boards, hypo-allergenic bedding, and extra towels/bedding. Housekeeping is available daily. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
 

Hôtel Pavillon République Les Halles

Location. Hôtel Pavillon République Les Halles is located in Paris's 10th Arrondissement neighborhood, close to Porte Saint-Martin, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Louvre Museum. Nearby points of interest also include Arc de Triomphe and Picasso Museum. Hotel Features. Hôtel Pavillon République Les Halles features laundry facilities, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and concierge services. Additional property amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, an elevator (lift), and a safe deposit box at the front desk. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. Guestrooms. 58 guestrooms at Hôtel Pavillon République Les Halles feature hair dryers. Bathrooms feature showers with handheld showerheads. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have satellite channels and pay movies. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request irons/ironing boards.
 

Hotel Windsor Opera

Hotel Windsor Opera Paris can be found in the ‘les Grands Boulevards’ area, at comfortable walking distance from various museums and department stores. Several metro stations and the central Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est train stations are in close proximity as well, allowing fast and easy transport to famous attractions like the Opera House, Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. Various shops and restaurants are but a stone’s throw away. Hotel Windsor Opera in Paris is situated next to a well-appointed sports club where hotel guests can benefit from discounted rates. The hotel furthermore offers its own deluxe services, including an express laundry service, professional baby-sitting service and professional multilingual staff at the reception desk where guests can rent a car, bike or shuttle service to the airport. The lounge in the reception area is perfect to relax, boasting a charming glass ceiling dating back to Eiffel’s time. The accommodation houses in a lovely building that dates back to the 1820’s. The spacious and well-appointed guestrooms are equipped with hardwood oak floors and soundproof walls. They furthermore feature a modern private bathroom with an electric heating rack, a shower or bathtub, a make-up mirror, hairdryer and a retractable clothes line. They are bright, spacious and peaceful, ensuring you a restful night.
 

Top eats in Paris

A la cloche d'Or

At the bottom of Montmartre Hill in Paris, overlooked by the famous Sacre-Coeur, A la Cloche d'Or is a great party and theatre restaurant ideally situated for both the Opera and the Moulin Rouge in the 9th arrondissement. Open until 4am, A la Cloche d'Or serves seasonal produce in very generous portions. Beef and lamb dishes, as well as homemade terrines, foie gras and great range of carpaccio all feature on the menu. Fresh fish and seafood are delivered from Brittany once a week and there is also a great selection of desserts. A la Cloche d'Or easily charms guests with its typical Parisian decor and bohemian atmosphere.
 

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.
 

R'Yves

Open until late every day, the Le R'Yves restaurant, bar and lounge is a cleverly designed Parisian restaurant, inspired by the style of the 1970's.

Leather seating, golden toned alcoves and a light panelled bar area complete the space in which the ambience is warm and relaxing. Head Chef Didier Petin is at the helm of the kitchen and presents a creative menu featuring simple yet sophisticated cuisine.

With 20 years of experience under his belt in well known restaurants such as La Fontaine Gaillon or Le Doyen á Paris, Petin takes inspiration from the cuisine of Asia and the Caribbean in his dishes, often using exotic spices and produce. Tuck into dishes such as tomato chutney with grilled olive oil bread; fillet of red mullet with aubergine crumble; chicken tandoori curry with cardamom infused rice and Black Angus entrecote steak. Desserts include roasted pineapple; rum juice and coriander cake and the unforgettable Jivara millefeuille. After dinner head to the lounge bar where you can chill out to the music and enjoy a drink or two.
 

Les Truffes Folies

The Les Truffes Folies restaurants is a warm and inviting space and can be found in Paris' 7th arrondissement, just steps away from the Invalides L'Esplanade. As the name suggests, the restaurant specialises in the truffle, all of which have been chosen with care and passion. Indulge in dishes such as vegetable terrine with tomato and truffle concasse; black truffle omelette with crispy rocket or Lyon sausage with truffles and pistachios. The “Black Diamond” is omnipresent and even features on the dessert menu in dishes such as crème brulée with truffles or Quemada of Panna Cotta with truffles.
 

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.
 



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