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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.
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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. Read more
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.
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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.
Ideal for a working lunch or food en route to and from the theatre, this drop-in eatery in the heart of Soho buzzes with the atmosphere of its working community. In Thai-inspired surroundings, Thai Square Soho uses only the most authentic Thai ingredients, which are freshly flown in from Thailand every day. These are used to create the wide range of exquisite dishes served by the charming and attentive Thai staff. The appeal of Thai cuisine lies in the fresh flavours, not to mention the select dishes that are enhanced by the inclusion of chilli. Diners with a more European taste simply need to ask for their favourite dishes with a less spicy flavour and the staff will be happy to oblige.
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.
The finest Italian cuisine comes to Covent Garden.
Opened in October 1985, Orso is a wonderful restaurant in the heart of London's West End. From the beginning, the aim was to bring authentic Italian cuisine to Covent Garden and Orso delivers.
Orso takes pride in using only the freshest and finest ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, arugula, puntarelle, porcini mushrooms, buffalo mozzarella and white truffles, when in season and sourced in Italy. But it is not just about the ingredients; each meal is prepared to perfection, served on hand-painted Italian tableware designed by Designers Guild, and accompanied by a selection of fine Italian wines.
Orso is the perfect destination for the London diner, offering bustling but attentive service, a lively atmosphere and a tempting menu.
Strada is situated at the top end of Great Queen Street, close to the intersection with Kingsway and a short walk from the markets and shops in Covent Garden and some of the best West End theatres. With seating for 94, the restaurant is split over two floors with an open frontage and is perfect for business lunches or a break from shopping. The closest tube station is Holborn.
Strada on Great Queen Street is a part of the well-known group of contemporary Italian restaurants located on the high street serving good quality, simple, freshly prepared dishes using the finest seasonal produce available. The menus offer hand stretched pizzas, fresh pastas and risotto, as well as grilled meat and fish dishes.
Moti Mahal is the chic London outpost of the celebrated Delhi restaurant which opened in 1959. 'An unexpected delight' (Hardens Guide), Moti Mahal presents its Grand Trunk Road menu. Inspired by the culinary roots of rural India, particularly along the famed Grand Trunk Road, Chef Anirudh Arora brings you time-honoured dishes and recipes. By accentuating new tastes and flavours from India's richly woven history, the new menu at Moti Mahal is a feast for the senses.
A perfect setting, with curved glass-fronted kitchen and gleaming copper bar, and attentive service will transform your meal in a memorable experience, and Moti Mahal is also 'perfect before a show' (Zagat).