530 parks and gardens
37 bridges and footbridges
One river: The Seine
Under the Mirabeau bridge flows the Seine
And our loves
It reminds me of that
Joy always comes after pain.
Comes the night strikes the hour
The days go away I remain
The bridge itself is nothing special, but the view from the Mirabeau bridge is just extraordinary. Especially at night.
Symbol of Paris and more broadly of France, the Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition of 1889. It is one of the most visited monuments in the world.
From the discovery of the historic gardens to the dazzling view of Paris from the top, discovering the Tower is an unparalleled emotion. On the 1st floor, on the glazed floor, one feels the unique sensation of walking above the void. In winter or summer, take a break on the terrace area set up 57 meters above the ground!
The Louvre, the Grand Palais, the bends of the Seine, Montmartre, the Invalides, Notre-Dame… the arrival on the 2nd floor is a delight for the eyes and for the taste buds. It is indeed here that the starred restaurant Le Jules Verne is nestled, as well as the Pierre Hermé Paris macaron bar and a take-out area.
Final destination: the summit! Thanks to the two levels (one sheltered, the other outside), you can stroll around and enjoy the unique view of the City of Lights at 276 meters in height while enjoying a glass of champagne. This space also allows you to admire the reconstruction of Gustave Eiffel’s office.
April 12th, 1992, marked the historic opening of Disneyland Paris, an extraordinary place where magic has continued to amaze young and old people for 30 years. As of today, there are 50 Disneyland Paris attractions. They are spread over 9 Disney universes, including 5 universes in Disneyland Park and 4 in Walt Disney Studios Park. We all have unforgettable memories of times spent in the realm of dreams.
Accessible by the RER, do not hesitate to contact reception if you require any additional information.
Two pavilions face each other: the Rohan pavilion and the Lesdiguières pavilion. Each is surmounted by a lantern, surmounted by a weathervane. Golden “N”s, surmounted by the imperial crown, decorate each of the two lanterns. Placed here at the end of the Second Empire, they pay homage to Emperor Napoleon III, who was behind the construction of this part of the Louvre. Both lanterns are similar in appearance, but…
Take a good look at the “N”s of the Rohan pavilion, then carefully observe those of the Lesdiguières pavilion. Did you notice? The “N” of the Lesdiguières pavilion is upside down.
This error went completely unnoticed. It was only discovered during restoration work at the Louvre in 1985. That is more than a century later! Surprising… Did a Republican worker express his disapproval of the power in place by revealing to us his “hatred” (N) of the emperor?
Only 2 metro stops and a little walk from the Jardin d’Acclimatation, a place of life and culture, you will discover temporary exhibitions, concerts and workshops.
“We wanted to offer Paris an exceptional place for art and culture and bet on audacity and emotion by entrusting Frank Gehry with the construction of an emblematic building of the 21st century.”
The Yves Saint Laurent Paris Museum exhibits the work of the couturier in the historic place of his former fashion house, through a retrospective tour and thematic temporary exhibitions presented consecutively. The Yves Saint Laurent Paris Museum reflects both the creative genius of the couturier and the process of creating haute couture collections. More than just a monographic museum, it also gives us the chance to witness the history of the 20th century and the haute couture that accompanied a certain art of living that has now disappeared. When it first opened, the Yves Saint Laurent Paris Museum was the first museum of this magnitude, dedicated to the work of one of the greatest couturiers of the 20th century, to open in the fashion capital.
The Montmartre hill is one of the most beautiful places in the capital.
One usually stops at Pigalle station on line 2 of the circular line of the Paris metro, then enters a small Parisian street to approach this hill that dominates all of Paris. A place that was once quiet that brought together the poor and artists. Picasso, for instance, has lived there for a few years before becoming famous and going into exile.
The most beautiful bridge in Paris where couples take their most beautiful photos.
Having been inaugurated at the time of the Universal Exhibition of 1900 and classified as a historical monument, the Alexandre III bridge is one of the most emblematic of the capital, thanks to its architecture and its geographical location. Its four ends are flanked by monumental pylons 17 meters high, ornamented at their top with gilded bronze Pegasi. They represent the fame of Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Industry. The Alexandre III bridge connects the Invalides on one side to the Grand and Petit Palais on the other. The panoramic view of these buildings, the Eiffel Tower and the Seine make it a very popular place to walk, day and night.
Perfectly asymmetrical, this 6-storey high building does not go unnoticed in the peaceful Eiffel Tower district! Built in 1900 by the architect Jules Lavirotte, the building is part of the same movement as Gaudi’s work in Spain. With its curved lines, its dissimilar windows, its atypical colors but above all, its impressive mosaic and its majestic carved door (on which hides a naughty detail …), the building is a true architectural masterpiece that we never get tired of.
On the forecourt of Notre-Dame, a stone slab is hidden containing a piece of bronze in the middle and surrounded by a compass and on which is inscribed “Point zero des routes de France”. This symbolic point became, under Louis XV, the reference for calculating distances from other cities. This slab was installed in 1924. Since then, tradition has it that if you walk on this point, your steps will always take you back to Paris.
You may not know it, but Paris is home to many beautiful, covered passages.
Paris is full of secret places, that bear witness of the history of the city. Discovering them helps to better understand the capital’s past. Take the covered passages of Paris, for example. In the 19th century, thanks to Baron Haussmann’s major urban transformation plan, the capital had more than 70!
Their goal was to protect the wealthy population from the mud and bustle of the streets by offering them passages protected from the weather by beautiful glass roofs and grouping many shops and restaurants in one place.
Today, Paris has only 21 covered passages open to the public. The most beautiful covered passages are almost all in the same area: the 2nd and 9th arrondissements. An architectural curiosity that plunges us back into the atmosphere of the 19th century.
10-12 Boulevard Montmartre
9 Rue de la Grange-Batelière
Every day, 7:00am/9:30pm
145 Rue Saint-Denis
10 Rue Dussoubs
4 Rue des Petits-Champs
6 Rue Vivienne
Every day, 8:30am – 8:30pm