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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

La Petite Cour

This tranquil hotel restaurant is found in the 6th arrondissement of Paris just steps from the bustling boulevard Saint-Germain and the Mabillon quarter.

The upper room caters for 35 guests and there is an intimate courtyard hidden from the busy rue Mabillon complete with trees, fresh flowers and fountains. The main restaurant accommodates up to 50 guests and the specialties are the duck with spiced pears, wild boar stew with cranberries or the escalope of foie gras with balsamic essence.

The restaurant closes at 11pm during the winter time.

Hacienda del Sol

Located in the Montparnasse area of Paris in the 6th arrondissement, the Hacienda del Sol restaurant is a warm and welcoming establishment. The restaurant serves great Mexican food, which is full of flavour and colour. Discover the extensive menu of delicious Mexican food with dishes specific to each region. The menu is changed regularly and includes many new and innovative dishes such as the Nopale salad (cactus salad, grappe tomatoes, onion and coriander), prawn quesadillas (small pancakes filled with garlic, tomatoes and a creamy cucumber and chilli sauce) or the Cochinita Pibil (pork marinated in orange served with red onions and avocado). Enjoy new versions of traditional recipes all at more than affordable prices

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.

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.

Le Speakeasy

Just steps from the Place de L'Etoile, Le Speakeasy is reminiscent of Chicago's clandestine jazz bars of the 1920s and is open until 1am.

Decked out in red velour with huge leather sofas, you are transported to another era. Enjoy Blues and Soul each day by the pianist/singer and the resident DJ each Friday and Saturday night from 11pm until late.

Head Chef Baptiste Pialot offers a refined and authentic cuisine using the very finest ingredients. Accompany with a fine wine, the house boasts an excellent selection of wines form its own wine cellar.

Smokers can enjoy the special English smoking lounge. Le Speakeasy is an absolute must in Paris!

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