Would you like to soak in all the history that Paris offers and stay in a local favorite? If you are looking for less of the futuristic and more of the contemporary, then look no further. With the InterContinental...
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Located in the historic district of Marais, the Villa Mazarin Hotel stands, looking unsuspecting and sweet. The standards at the Villa are nothing short of impressive, providing guests with well decorated and welcoming...
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Hotels in Paris

Touring the city

It’s highly recommended that you look into touring the city by bus with an audio guide. This is a great way to get oriented and learn some interesting facts that you may have otherwise missed. Tours are also wonderful when visiting landmarks and museums, ensuring that you get the most out of it! Getting around is fairly convenient from all the hotels in Paris, France, but especially so at the Novotel ParisGare De Lyon which is right near the Gare De Lyon station!

Romance

The romance of Paris is so incredible, and you don’t have to have a significant other to appreciate and indulge in the wine, cuisine, and sights. Many know of the LocksBridge, a bridge whose railings are covered with padlocks, typically marked with the names of families and couples and their anniversary.

Now, so many have been locked to the bridge, with the key tossed in the river, that they’ve had to place a barrier to prevent any additional locks for risk of the bridge from crumbling. Not to worry though, visitors have taken to putting their locks on surrounding bridges.  So be sure not to leave your lock at your hotel in Paris – bring it along as you explore and leave a little piece of your own romance in Paris.

Transportation

From locals to first-timers, the metro is used frequently. This system is convenient, on-time, and usually nearby. Metro tickets are inexpensive, costing much less than taking taxis everywhere! Traffic is no longer a problem with the metro or a train, and it’s reliable.

The Louvre

Known as one of the most widelyrecognized and visited museums in Paris, the Louvre holds some of the most outstanding artwork and collections from the past thousands of years. The Louvre is housed in what used to be a royal palace, but was made into the museum we’re familiar with today in the late 1700’s. In 2014, over nine million people went to visit this museum!

When it’s your turn, it’s helpful to understand the museum itself, which is divided up into three different wings; the DenonWing, the Sully Wing, and the Richelieu Wing. Between these wings, you can see pieces like the Mona Lisa, Islamic Art, Italian, Spanish and Northern European Sculpture. There’s a variety of items used throughout the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, artifacts from Egypt and even Napoleon III’s apartment!

There are multiple languages on labels next to the artwork all around the Louvre, with the choice to do an audio or visual tour! The Louvre is a large museum, so don’t forget to grab a map and get a good night’s rest before going. Enjoy the food and beverage options outside of the galleries.

Shakespeare and Company

Calling all book lovers, romantics, and Shakespeare fanatics! You must visit the quaint, charming little bookstore that holds so much beauty. The location is tucked away on Rue delaBucherie, facing the La Seine river, and opposite of Notre Dame. Every week there are free literary events, occasional literary festivals, and is a welcoming sight for the English reader. When considering the hotels in Paris France, Villa Mazarin is the closest to Shakespeare and Co.

Eiffel Tower

Oh, the Eiffel Tower, with lawns that are ideal for baguette and cheese lunches and memorable photos! Photos will bring back all the memories and emotions Paris produced months after your trip has ended! Since 1889, the tower has continued to evolve and become even better, serving as a telecommunications and radio transmitter and a tourist hot spot.

For a fee, you can take an elevator all the way to the top and see Paris for miles. Be able to point out other landmarks and streets on a beautiful day. You can buy tickets online now, too, which may be an investment you’re interested in if you aren’t much for waiting in line, as they can get long during the tourist seasons!

There’s a restaurant and souvenir shop at the top, and while the weather may be nice on the ground, it’s bound to be chillier the higher you go. If you’re in love with the Eiffel, and nobody can blame you, why not book one of the hotels in Paris France that’s near the tower? The Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel and Mercure Paris Tour Eiffel Grenelle are both a short walking distance away, with the Novotel Paris Vaugirard Montparnasse farther away but still with a nice view!

Arc de Triomphe

In the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, surrounded by traffic rushing in circles around it, sits the Arc de Triomphe. Serving as a meeting place and a well-known landmark, it is a symbol to honor those who stood for France, specifically in the Napoleonic Wars. This is also the site of the Tomb of the Unknowns Soldiers from World War I, with a flame in memorial that burns.

To get to the Arc de Triomphe, you must walk down stairs on the outskirts of the circle, through an underground tunnel.

You’ll appear in the middle section, right, under the arc! Beautiful carvings and engravings fill the arc, and visitors can climb to the top. If you want to go to the top, you must buy a ticket and present your passport before climbing the stairs. There are a number of hotels near Paris, France, including some right near the Arcde Triomphe and Champs-Elysees, like Du Collectionneur Arcde Triomphe.

National Operaof Paris

The National Opera of Paris is another attraction, putting on amazing productions. So many of the hotels in Paris will place you within a short distance of this popular destination. The hotels near the National Opera of Paris are the Hilton Paris Opera, formerly known as the ConcordeOperaParis which is the farthest away.

Then there’s the InterContinental Parisle Grand, near the Place delaConcorde, which is a major public square on the Eastern end of Champs-Elysees. The W Paris/ Opera Hotel is right next to the Opera. Related, but on another note, the Crowne Plaza Paris Republique is near the Apollo Theatre Paris, great for lovers of the arts!

What else

Notre Dame Cathedral

Jardindu Luxembourg

Champs-Elysees

Disneyland Paris

Museed’Orsay

Catacombs of Paris

Place dela Bastille

Palace of Versailles