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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

La Belle Juliette

Hotel La Belle Juliette Paris enjoys a central location in ‘Saint Germain des Près’, one of the most beautiful areas of the city’s Left Bank in the centre of Paris. Moreover, the hotel is only 2 minutes away from boulevard ‘Raspail’ and the chic ‘Bon Marché’ department store. La Belle Juliette Paris is a luxury 4-star hotel with an inviting and elegant decor, as well as a refined ambiance. Offering comfort to its guests, the hotel is a place of encounters with its two salons that will lure you into a world of music and literature. Furthermore, the hotel boasts a very luxurious new kind of spa, based on the seasons and traditional Chinese medicine. La Belle Juliette Hotel offers 34 rooms and each room illustrates a fragment in the life of Juliette. The first floor is dedicated to Juliette and Mrs. de Stael, her dearest friend. The second floor represents Italy and the third floor boasts a mix of passion and serenity, which introduces you to Châteaubriand, her great love. The top floor will show you the secrets of the 'Causeries' with a taste of the ancient salons.

Hotel Lotti

Location. Located in central Paris, Hotel Lotti is a business-friendly hotel within walking distance of Place Vendome and Place de la Madeleine. Additional points of interest include Elysee Palace and Place de la Concorde. Hotel Features. Hotel Lotti's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts each morning in the restaurant (surcharges apply). This 4-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology helpdesk. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Paris property has 336 square meters of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and exhibit space. Limo/town car service and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a rooftop terrace, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. A total renovation of this property was completed in June 2010. Guestrooms. 159 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hotel Lotti feature minibars and safes. Balconies offer city or courtyard views. Bathrooms feature double sinks, bidets, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Wired high-speed Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer phones with voice mail. Televisions have satellite channels, TV Internet access (surcharge), and pay movies. Rooms also include windows that open, slippers, and hair dryers. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Hotel Lautrec Opera

Hotel Lautrec Opera Paris enjoys a central location across ‘Opera Comique’ and within comfortable walking distance from Opéra Garnier, Madeleine, the Louvre museum, the ‘Grand Boulevards’ and the department stores ‘Galeries La Fayette’ and ‘Printemps’. This modern hotel welcomes you in a comfortable and charming atmosphere, offering peaceful haven in the heart of Paris. Hotel Lautrec Opera Paris is situated in a typical ancient Parisian building and has recently been redecorated. The friendly multilingual staff at the 24-hour reception desk offers personal and helpful service. The 60 comfortable rooms of Hotel Lautrec Opera have a cosy ambiance and are well-equipped with modern amenities. The rooms feature an en-suite batroom and convenient room facilities such as a hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, direct dial phone, a TV with international TV channels and air-conditioning.

Littre Hotel

Located between Saint Germain des Pres and Montparnasse, Littre Hotel Paris is the ideal place for all art, fashion or gastronomy lovers to discover the capital of France. In a quiet area, the hotel is within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, Jardin du Luxembourg, Montparnasse Tower and Hôtel des Invalides. Montparnasse-Bienvenue and Saint-Placide metro stations are only 2 minutes walking distance from the hotel, giving easy access to every point of the city. Littre Hotel Paris welcomes you in a pleasant atmosphere and offers numerous amenities. Guests can enjoy a hot breakfast buffet each morning, and relax with evening drinks in the intimate, wood-panelled bar. The hotel has 2 fully equipped meeting rooms for up to 25 people, a concierge service and free and unlimited wireless Internet connection in all public areas. The 90 beautiful guestrooms and suites of Hotel Le Littré are spacious and are decorated in a traditional fashion. In addition to en-suite bathroom facilities, the rooms of this charming hotel feature modern amenities including air conditioning, heating, cable television, a direct dial telephone and a minibar. The rooms are soundproof and wake-up calls and room service are also available.

La Villa Saint Germain des Prés

Location. La Villa Saint Germain des Prés is located in Paris's Quartier Latin neighborhood, close to Place Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Louvre Museum, and Pont Neuf. Nearby points of interest also include Sainte Chapelle and Orsay Museum. Hotel Features. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. For a surcharge, the property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request). Business services and concierge services are available. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, express check-in, and coffee/tea in the lobby. Guestrooms. 31 air-conditioned guestrooms at La Villa Saint Germain des Prés feature minibars and safes. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer phones. 66-cm LCD televisions have satellite channels and free movie channels. Rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is available daily.

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.


The first Parisian venture of the world renowned Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Market is centrally located and was designed by the minimalist interior designer Christian Liaigre. He prefers to use basic materials such as wood and stone giving the venue an earthy feel. Huge bay windows open out into an interior courtyard, and ethnic masks and other objects from Africa and Polynesia decorate the interior. There is a raw bar in the restaurant serving oysters, fish carpaccios and other uncooked delicacies. The banquettes in beige leather surround beautifully laid tables. The terrace is delightful for both lunch and dinner and VIPs are attracted by the chef's table hidden near the kitchens. The young chef Wim Van Gorp has already spent several years training with Jean-Georges in New York and is now at the height of his career. The food is a fusion of French, Italian and Asian producing mouth-watering and beautifully presented dishes.

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.

Firmin Le Barbier

Located near the Eiffel Tower, this charming Parisian bistro offers a particularly warm and cozy atmosphere. Enter in a plum tone and light wood decor with comfortable side benches, and discover an elegant room where visible stones play the contrast with the wood. The owner, a former surgeon lover of wines, emphasizes a beautiful selection illustrated by around thirty references proposed by the bottle or glass. In the kitchen, the chef cooks traditional French dishes with fresh produce and quality and makes it a point to vary the pleasures. The menu changes according to market. Hot sausage, herring fillets potato salad, Osso Buco, stew, roast bar, have already been enrolled in the slate. The restaurant is open for lunch from 12 noon to 2:30 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday and for dinner from 7 pm to 10:30 pm every evening except Monday.

Le Petit Centre du Monde

Le Petit Centre du Monde offers a very rich menu with a wide range of drinks and high quality wines of French and Italian origin.
This restaurant specialises in tasty food created from Vietnamese and French fusion cuisine in a calm and cosy atmosphere. Set in a charming building with original décor, the staff are really friendly and helpful.
Close to metro Franklin D Roosevelt, the restaurant is a world away from the hustle & bustle of the nearby Champs Elysees. It's a hidden little gem of a restaurant.
Visit this restaurant for a late dinner with friends or at noon for a business lunch. It's a perfect location in the centre, lots of places to go after a good meal, with the extra bonus of a great atmosphere and lovely service.
Le Petit Centre du Monde is the perfect spot for dinner before going out on Champs-Élysées!

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