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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 California

Built in 1925, Hotel California Paris enjoys an ideal location in the city centre, just a few steps away from the Champs-Élysées Boulevard with its luxury shops. Centrally located, the hotel is close to many tourist attractions that the city has to offer, including the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre Museum and Orsay Museum, and the Eiffel Tower. Furthermore, the hotel is well-linked to public transport as it is close to RER/metro station ‘Charles de Gaulle – Étoile’ which connects to RER line A and metro lines 1, 2 and 6. Hotel California Paris boasts an extensive painting gallery for art lovers and combines luxury with its classic and refined décor. The travel memorabilia and collected paintings of the hotel’s owners add a characteristic distinction to every room and corridor that appeals to both business travellers and tourists. The hotel’s quiet and spacious lobby with comfortable leather seating leads to a glass-surrounded patio with ornamental wrought-iron seating and central fountain, surrounded by meetings rooms. Furthermore, complimentary wireless Internet is accessible throughout the property. Known for its personal and attentive service, since 1925 Hotel California Champs-Élysées Paris has aimed to maintain the tradition of the ‘great Parisian hotel’ in a beautiful private residence. This is the ideal place to stay whether you are visiting Paris on vacation or for business. All 174 rooms including Suites are decorated in a traditional Parisian or contemporary style and include a working desk with 2 telephone lines, as well as other modern facilities to ensure a wonderful stay. Furthermore, the rooms and Suites feature a marble or modern style bathroom.

WO Hotel Wilson Opera

WO Hotel Wilson Opera Paris welcomes you in a warm and contemporary ambiance. The dazzling location of the WO will astonish you as this charming hotel is situated right next to the St Lazare train station and only 5 minutes walking distance from the Champs Elysées. The hotel is located between the Opera, La Madeleine Church, Saint Augustin and 2 metro stations. You will find everything you need very close to the WO; It is a rich business area, has lots of shopping facilities, plenty of restaurants, theatres, shows, movies, tourist walkways, buses and metros. The interior of this charming hotel boasts a very refined and comfortable décor and you will enjoy a very good night’s sleep thanks to perfect isolation. Facilities of the WO - Hotel Wilson Opera Paris include individual air-conditioning systems, as well as free Wi-Fi and ADSL internet access throughout the hotel. Renovated in 2009, the Hotel WO is a charming hotel of 30 air-conditioned rooms, with natural materials and inspiring colours, giving a comfort of high-quality in a smart atmosphere. The rooms are well-appointed with nice extras as listed below, including an en-suite bathroom. In The WO Hotel you will enjoy the nice atmosphere from its lounge to each of its 30 Classic, Superior and Deluxe rooms.

Central Paris

Hotel Central Paris is ideally located in the Montparnasse district, one of Paris' most outstanding areas, also known as the district of painters, philosophers and writers. The property lies close to Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the financial area can be reached with a short walk. Thanks its strategical situation, guests will enjoy the beauties of this marvellous city either by underground, bus or simply with a pleasant stroll around. A friendly and helpful personnel will give you all information and useful tips on how to get the best from your stay in Paris. Pets are not allowed.

Chambiges Elysées

Hotel Chambiges Elysées is located in the very heart of Paris, a stone's throw from the Champs Élysées, with its fabulous shopping and dining facilities, and within walking distance of all of the city's major attractions. The property, housed in a charming 19th century building, recently renovated, offers its guests an array of facilities, including a lounge bar, an Internet point as well as elegant and comfortable lounges with a quiet reading room. Friendly and attentive service, not to forget the beautifully decorated rooms serviced to the highest standard, will ensure your stay in Paris will be an unforgettable one.

Hôtel Bourgogne & Montana

Location. Hôtel Bourgogne & Montana is located in Paris's 7th Arrondissement neighborhood, close to Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor, Orsay Museum, and Rodin Museum. Nearby points of interest also include Place de la Concorde and Les Invalides. Hotel Features. For a surcharge, the property offers a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available on request). Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Hôtel Bourgogne & Montana features multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and express check-in. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves continental breakfasts each morning in the breakfast room (surcharges apply). Concierge services and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include express check-out, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a porter/bellhop. Guestrooms. 32 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hôtel Bourgogne & Montana feature minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Accommodations offer city or courtyard views. Beds come with premium bedding. These individually furnished and decorated rooms include desks. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to complimentary weekday newspapers and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. LCD televisions have satellite channels. Rooms also include coffee/tea makers, safes, windows that open, and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request in-room massages, irons/ironing boards, and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Top eats in Paris

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.


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.

Chez Francoise

Chez Françoise is a French fine dining restaurant, created in 1949, located in central Paris, near les Invalides and the Eiffel tower. Chez Françoise is an ideal place to discover French gastronomy, with several rooms decorated in traditional French style and an affordable menu.

Les Diables au Thym

Les Diables au Thym (literally Thyme Devils), is in the Lafayette district of Paris. The atmosphere is that of a modern bistro. The head chef Eric Lassauce is passionate about creative cuisine using local produce. There is duck foie gras cooked in a terrine, turnip purée, vension steaks with red cabbage purée and chesnuts.

La Ferme Saint-Simon

The restaurant the Ferme Saint-Simon is a short distance from the Musée d'Orsay and the Boulevard Saint Germain in paris. This elegant eatery is a favourite among the politicians and civil servants working at the nearby national assembly. The décor is that of a Norman country establishment with pretty booths to separate the tables. The menu offers a selection of traditional French dishes using fresh produce from the market. Lagoustine on a crab pâté, king prawns dipped in paprika and served with a saffron risotto, filet of veal served with potatoes and the famous Poire Belle Hélène are just some of the dishes on offer.

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