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With a reputation as the most beautifully romantic city in Europe, it is no wonder that Paris, France is one of the most popular and beloved travel destinations. It is filled with attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Champs Elysees and the Latin Quarter--to name a few. For the shopper, a visit to The Champs Elysees—undeniably the most illustrious avenue in Paris-- is essential. Reaching from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde, this street is celebrated worldwide for its avant-garde stores and boutiques, as well as its smartly-attired pedestrians. The fountains in Paris are among the most exquisite in the world.

The Place de la Concorde

The Place de la Concorde, also known as the heart of Paris, is the place to visit for historical monuments, such as the 3300-year old Obelisque, buildings and beautiful fountains. Home to famous works of art like Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and Madonna on the Rocks, is none other than the magnificent Louvre Museum. Masterpieces and priceless treasures fill the colossal three-winged expanse: truly an experienced not to be missed. The glass pyramid near the front entrance of the museum is commonly recognized from the movie “The Da Vinci Code.

Pyramid at Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Due to the enormity of the museum, a virtual tour is provided to visitors as an overview and orientation of sorts, to the museums contents.

The Fine Arts Museum of Paris

If Greek and Roman art strike your fancy, might we suggest The Fine Arts Museum of Paris (Musee des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris) located in the Small Palace. Here, you will gaze upon works by the impressionists: Monet, Degas, Renoir and others. Ideally, one should plan to visit Paris during the months of May, June and September, which is the “off-season.” Travel expenses during these months are most economical, and the lines at the museums and other attractions are not nearly as long.

Climate

Summertime in Paris is delightful, as well, with the highest temperatures being around 76 degrees. And just imagine spending the winter holidays in Paris! Temperatures hover around 40 degrees F. Plus, it is prime-time for shopping those fabulous holiday sales! Indeed, there is no “wrong” time to arrange a visit!

Dos and Don'ts

Customs and etiquette while visiting Paris deserve some attention. When walking it is advisable to keep eye contact to a minimum. If someone catches your eye and smiles, a blank expression is the best response: returning a stranger’s smile equates to an “invitation.” While sight-seeing, it is recommended that one keep his or her voice at a low pitch, and their enthusiasm politely curbed. Discreet Parisians become easily annoyed with the high spirits and exuberance of tourists, and will raise an eyebrow or heave a deep sigh to express their displeasure. Enjoy your Parisian vacation; Bon Voyage!

Résidence Richemont

Résidence Richemont

17 Rue Jean Colly
75013

Hotel des Halles

Hotel des Halles

4 Rue Des Halles
75001

Bridgestreet Le Marais

Bridgestreet Le Marais

4 Rue Etienne Marcel
75002

Castille Paris

Castille Paris

33-37 rue Cambon
75001

The hotel is located right in the heart of Paris, just a few steps from the splendor of the Louvre museum, the Opera Garnier and the majestic Place Vendome. It is also very close to the Champs Elysées, home to a wealth of luxury shops.  
Des Ducs de Bourgogne

Des Ducs de Bourgogne

19 Rue Du Pont Neuf
75001

INTER-HOTEL Lecourbe

INTER-HOTEL Lecourbe

Catherine Landré-Quinto 28 rue Lecourbe
75015

Peletier Haussmann Opera

Peletier Haussmann Opera

15, rue Le Peletier
75009

The hotel is not far from the Opera, the Louvre, Sacre-Coeur and the Madeleine church. Near the accommodation you can find concert halls, the Grévin museum and the Drouot. Peletier Hausmann is located in the heart of a business area. The hotel's location provides you with direct access to la Défense, Porte de Versailles (with its exhibitions), and Parc des Expositions. This Paris hotel is around the corner from the well known department stores Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Madelios, Place Vendome and Place des Victoires.
Grand Hotel Magenta

Grand Hotel Magenta

129, boulevard de Magenta
75010

This hotel enjoys a central location, close to Montmartre, Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est and a shopping centre. The Paris Opera house, Montmartre, Sacre Coeur and the Grand Boulevards as well as almost all the important monuments of Paris are within walking distance or easy accessible from the hotel by metro.
Hotel Place Clichy

Hotel Place Clichy

71, Rue de Douai
75009

This Paris hotelenjoys an excellent position in the heart of the capital, between 'Montmartre'and 'Opéra Garnier'. The accommodation boasts a very centrallocation offering an ideal starting point from which to explore the cityand its tourist attractions. From here Basilique de Sacre Coeur, the Opéra, GaleriesLafayette department store and the infamous Moulin Rouge are all within walkingdistance. Just a few steps from the hotel, metro stop Place de Clichy offerspublic transport connections to all city centre attractions such as L’arc deTriomphe, Tour Eiffel and Musee Du Louvre.
Hotel Bonsejour Montmartre

Hotel Bonsejour Montmartre

11, rue Burq
75018

This hotel enjoys a central location in the middle of Montmartre, between the Sacre Coeur church and the Moulin Rouge. The hotel is 20 minutes away from the Opera and the Champs Elysées, in a quiet and peaceful area.
A la Villa Madame

A la Villa Madame

44 rue Madame
75006

At a few steps from the church Saint-Sulpice with its charming quarter with a typically Parisian atmosphere and a famous fountain, the hotel is situated in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés. In the hotel's vicinity you can find chic boutiques, antique shops, bookstores, famous brasseries and Paris' ,jazzy, nighlife. Furthermore, you can find the Odéon and the Luxembourg gardens nearby.
Nation Montmartre

Nation Montmartre

4 Rue Boissieu
75018

Adagio City Aparthotel Opéra

Adagio City Aparthotel Opéra

43 Rue De Caumartin
75009

La Maison Saint-Germain

La Maison Saint-Germain

158 Boulevard Saint-germain
75006

Victor Hugo Hotel

Victor Hugo Hotel

166, Avenue Victor Hugo, Clamart
92140

The hotel is located close to Paris, in Clamart. The hotel has good public transport connections with Paris' city centre as it is only 7 minutes away from the Montparnasse train station and RER C train stop 'Issy' is not far from the hotel. Furthremore, you can easily reach Paris by car as it is only 10 minutes away from various exits on the south eastern section of the Parisian ring road.
Quality Hotel Opéra Saint Lazare

Quality Hotel Opéra Saint Lazare

15 Rue De Constantinople
75008

Apostrophe Hôtel

Apostrophe Hôtel

3 Rue De Chevreuse
75006

Coypel

Coypel

2 Rue Coypel
75013

Hospes Lancaster (75008)

Hospes Lancaster (75008)

7, Rue de Berri
75008

Amarante Arc De Triomphe

Amarante Arc De Triomphe

25 RUE THEODORE DE BANVILLE
75017

Amarante Champs Elysees (75008

Amarante Champs Elysees (75008

19, Rue Vernet
75008

Amarante Champs-elysees

Amarante Champs-elysees

19 RUE VERNET
75008

Astor Saint Honore (75008)

Astor Saint Honore (75008)

11, Rue d'Astorg
75008

Balzac

Balzac

6, RUE BALZAC
75008

Chateaubriand (75008)

Chateaubriand (75008)

6, Rue de Chateaubriand
75008

FranÇois I

FranÇois I

7 RUE MAGELLAN
75008

Garden Elysee

Garden Elysee

12, RUE SAINT DIDIER
75116

Georges Washington (75008)

Georges Washington (75008)

43, RUE WASHINGTON CHAMPS ELYSÉE
75017

Hotel De Banville

Hotel De Banville

166 Boulevard Berthier
75017

Hotel De Vigny (75008)

Hotel De Vigny (75008)

9-11, Rue Balzac
75008

K+k Cayre

K+k Cayre

4 BOULEVARD RASPAIL
75007

Keppler

Keppler

10 RUE KEPPLER
75116

Le Marceau Bastille (75012)

Le Marceau Bastille (75012)

13, Rue Jules César
75012

Le Mathurin (75008)

Le Mathurin (75008)

43, Rue des Mathurins
75008

Le Pera

Le Pera

17, RUE CAUMARTIN
75009

Montalembert

Montalembert

3 RUE MONTALEMBERT
75007

Opera Pavillon

Opera Pavillon

7, RUE DE PARME
75009

Royal Garden Champs ElysÉe

Royal Garden Champs ElysÉe

218-220 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008

Sezz Paris

Sezz Paris

6 AVENUE FREMIET
75016

Victoires Opera

Victoires Opera

56 RUE MONTORGUEIL
75002

Victoires Opera (75002)

Victoires Opera (75002)

56, Rue de Montorgueil
75002

Hotel Waldorf Arc De Triomphe And  Spa

Hotel Waldorf Arc De Triomphe And Spa

36, Rue Pierre Demours
75017

Waldorf Trocadero

Waldorf Trocadero

Lauriston, 97
75016

Acte V

Acte V

55 RUE MONGE
75005

Aiglon ( 75014 )

Aiglon ( 75014 )

232 Bd Raspail
75014

Arotel

Arotel

74 BOULEVARD QUINE
75014

Ascot Opera

Ascot Opera

2, RUE MONSIGNY
75002

Beaugrenelle Tour Eiffel

Beaugrenelle Tour Eiffel

19 RUE VIALA
75015

Berkeley

Berkeley

2, RUE D¿ODESSA
75014

Blackston Opera

Blackston Opera

12, RUE DE PARME
75009