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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

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.

Le Versance

Mentored by Georges Blanc, Samuel Cavagnis chose to open an elegant place with fine china and a bar for drinking champagne before dinner. The well-traveled Cavagnis opts to use spices and herbs, having also placed potted herbs on every table. He uses dill and pink peppercorns to flavour his salmon rillettes, which have been spooned into large pasta shells. Even dessert has a nice touch to it - Cavagnis adds pink almond praline, the French equivalent of Cracker Jacks, to his île flottante, a meringue in liquorice-spiked custard sauce. As good for a business meal as it is for a tête-à-tête, Le Versance will also make cigar smokers happy with its well-stocked fumoir. Coffee, a selection of rare teas and digestifs are served here after dinner.


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.

La Villa Corse (Rive Gauche)

Just a short walk from the Champ de Mars, this traditional Corsican restaurant has begun to make a name for itself. The atmosphere is sophisticate and cultural with large bookshelves full of books. The menu has many unusual Corsican dishes cooked in the traditional way. The produce comes direct from Corsica, cooked meats, cheese, fish, vegetables and the wine.

Hard Rock Cafe Paris

The Hard Rock Cafe Paris offers more than just great food and service. The cafe is a museum of popular culture, with authentic memorabilia from rock 'n' roll legends covering the walls, as well as 21 screens showing videos and an unbelievable sound system. In the Hard Rock Café Paris with its famous cocktail bar, the focus of the staff is to give their international clientele an American experience with appropriately American food. The Hard Rock Cafe Paris is centrally located next to the Opera and the Grands Boulevards, not far from well known tourist destinations such as Musée Grévin and les Etoiles du Rex. The Hard Rock Cafe Paris offers its guests the finest all-American food and great music. There is also a retail store where you can purchase limited edition and collectible Hard Rock t-shirts, jackets and souvenirs.

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