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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

The Five Hotel

Location. The Five Hotel is located in Paris's 5th Arrondissement neighborhood, close to Ecole normale superieure, Jardin des Plantes, and Grande Galerie de l'Evolution. Nearby points of interest also include Pantheon and Notre Dame Cathedral. Hotel Features. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts each morning in the breakfast room (surcharges apply). A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The Five Hotel features a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and tour/ticket assistance. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include laundry facilities, express check-in, and computer rentals. Translation services and secretarial services are available. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms. 24 air-conditioned guestrooms at The Five Hotel feature safes and windows that open. Beds come with Select Comfort mattresses and signature bedding. These individually decorated rooms include desks. Bathrooms feature showers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. LCD televisions have satellite channels. Rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request 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.

Hotel Timhotel Palais Royal Louvre

Perfectly located right in the city centre in Paris’ 2nd arrondissement, Hotel Timhotel Palais Royal Louvre Paris is just a few steps from the city’s main tourist attractions such as the Notre Dame and the Seine River. Enjoying this privileged location, the hotel is adjacent to the ‘Galerie Vivienne’ and situated between the Stock Exchange and some of the most famous Parisian sights including the Louvre museum, Tuileries Garden, and Les Halles. Hotel Timhotel Palais Royal Louvre Paris is an elegant hotel which is housed in a historic building. The hotel offers ideal accommodation in a welcoming setting for both business travellers and tourists. The hotel has a 24-hour reception desk with daily newspapers and lounges where you can unwind while reading a book in a quiet environment or where you can surf the Internet. The hotel also features a meeting room with modern equipment which can hold up to15 people. Moreover, the hotel’s friendly staff is at your service and will be happy to provide all the information you may need during your stay. The Timhotel Palais Royal Louvre offers 46 rooms, each finely furnished and equipped with modern amenities. Some rooms are non-smoking, some have a private balcony and some of them overlook the courtyard. All rooms have elevator access and feature a private bathroom (a hairdryer is available at the reception), individually controlled air-conditioning/heating, a mini-bar, a TV with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi internet connection and a direct dial telephone with modem plug. Ironing facilities and baby cots are available on request.

The Westin Paris - Vendôme

Location. Located in central Paris, The Westin Paris - Vendôme is a business-friendly hotel within walking distance of Place Vendome, Place de la Concorde, and Place de la Madeleine. Additional points of interest include Elysee Palace and Place des Victoires. Hotel Features. The Westin Paris - Vendôme features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a health club. Spa amenities include spa services and massage/treatment rooms. This 4-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. This Paris property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Additional property amenities include a rooftop terrace, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. Guestrooms. 428 air-conditioned guestrooms at The Westin Paris - Vendôme feature minibars and safes. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, scales, and hair dryers. Wired high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guestrooms offer complimentary newspapers. Televisions have premium satellite channels, pay movies, and VCRs. Also included are windows that open and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request in-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and extra towels/bedding. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily. Guests can jog in the Tuileries Gardens or along the banks of the Seine, and a large public indoor swimming pool is at the Forum des Halles less than 1 mile from the hotel. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

Hotel Timhotel Jardin des Plantes

Hotel Timhotel Jardin des Plantes Paris is centrally located in the 5th arrondissement opposite the botanical gardens ‘Jardin des Plantes’ and the Natural History Museum. Just a stone’s throw away from the hotel guests will also find ‘Université Denis Diderot’ and ‘Université Pierre et Marie Curie’, as well as ‘Montparnasse’ and ‘Saint-Germain-des-Prés’, which is a touristic area full of different restaurants and shops. Hotel Timhotel Jardin des Plantes Paris will delight those who are in love with the Latin Quarter and its typical Parisian ambiance. The hotel’s roof terrace offers the ideal spot to enjoy breakfast on sunny days, and at the sauna of this charming hotel guests can unwind after a busy day exploring the city’s treasures. Timhotel Quartier Latin Jardin des Plantes offers 33 hotel rooms decorated in warm tones. The rooms feature a private bathroom with a bathtub or shower and hairdryer. Furthermore, the rooms are fully equipped with modern room facilities such as a TV with a remote control, a direct dial telephone,  an automatic alarm clock, air-conditioning and wireless internet connection.

BLC Design Hotel

BLC Design Hotel Paris is situated in a quiet street close to the Palais de la Femme and a few steps from the Place de la Bastille. Take a stroll to appreciate this old, historic Parisian quarter, from Place des Vosges, to Notre Dame and Opera Bastille, the restaurants, bars, fashion boutiques and theatres in the surrounding area. Gare de Lyon and Bercy are just a few metro stations away from the BLC Design Hotel. BLC Design Hotel Paris is a modern and trendy property which has recently been entirely renovated and equipped with contemporary & refined furniture. The buffet breakfast is served in a particularly attractive setting. The hotel offers 29 personalized and fashionably designed guestrooms with lighting effects on white backgrounds, creating the perfect mood for a brilliant stay. Each room is decorated with a very high level of comfort and modern room facilities such as individual air-conditioning, a flat screen satellite TV, a direct dial telephone, internet connection, and an en-suite bathroom with a bath or shower.

Top eats in Paris


Found in the chic 17th arrondissement, Lebanese restaurant Saidoune serves traditional Lebanese cuisine in style.

The ambience is warm and inviting and dishes more than generous. The colours evoke images of the 1001 sunny landscapes of Lebanon and the menu is wonderfully diverse. Saidoune serves a fantastic selection of mezzes, wood fire grills and daily specials.

The private dining room is ideal for business lunches and dinners and parking is available. Oriental dancing is available on request.

Maison Prunier

The Maison Prunier in Paris' 16th district is both a restaurant and a venue with rooms for private hire. It has a magnificent and unique Art Deco interior. Seafood loves will find happiness here with many types of fish and seafood on the menu. It was originally opened in 1925 but has rediscovered its success of bygone years with its new menu giving a vast choice of salmon dishes. The fixed price menus make the prices reasonable and give a good choice.

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.

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.

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