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Discover Paris

Publish on Monday, 27 May 2013
Categorized in News

Opportunities for walking, sightseeing, shopping and gourmet dinners abound near our hotel. But Paris has, in all its districts, other treasures to be absolutely discovered. To help you organize your stay and plan your outings, we have listed the places of the capital. A few minutes from the Hotel de la Motte Picquet Paris, in Paris or just around the city, here are some of our favorite places.

To discover by foot from the hotel

1 minute:

  • Rue Cler, its shops, cafés and its picturesque market

2 minutes:

  • The Hotel des Invalides, Napoleon's tomb, the Museum of the Army
  • The Ecole Militaire and its typical architecture of Louis XV

10 minutes:

  • The Eiffel Tower, the ultimate symbol of Paris, 324 m high
  • The avenue Georges V and its shops, palaces, restaurants and nightclubs are all prestigious addresses
  • The avenue Montaigne and its luxury boutiques of “Haute Couture”

15 minutes:

  • The Rodin Museum present marbles, bronzes, terracotta, ceramics, paintings, drawings of the master but also some works of the famous sculptor Camille Claudel, Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh
  • The Orsay Museum : the largest collection of Impressionist works in the world
  • The Pont (bridge) Alexandre III, typical of the exuberant architecture of the Belle Epoque

20 minutes:

  • The Champs Elysées, the most beautiful and most famous avenue in the world, but also the Arc de Triomphe, erected to the glory of the great Napoleonic army
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the mythical district of the french artists, writers and the Nouvelle Vague

To discover by bus or metro

8 minutes:

  • The Concorde, the largest square in Paris with the Luxor Obelisk and the Tuileries Gardens, the oldest garden “à la française” in the Capital

10 minutes:

  • Place de la Madeleine, restaurants, delis and buildings with remarkable architecture -
  • The Palais Garnier, the monument, inaugurated in 1875, hosts the finest ballet and opera of the world

15 minutes:

  • Notre-Dame de Paris, a major work of Gothic architecture, legendary thanks to the beautiful novel written by Victor Hugo about the hunchback Quasimodo and the gypsy Esmeralda
  • The Louvre, the largest museum in the world and its 35,000 works !

20 minutes:

  • Montmartre district, famous for having inspired the painters of the 19th century, for the Moulin Rouge and the precious Basilica of the Sacred Heart. You can have your portrait realized by an artist in the place du Tertre

25 minutes:

  • The Marais and the Place des Vosges, built in the 17th century and considered one of the finest in Paris

But also:

The Père Lachaise cemetery, the Montparnasse Tower, the Latin Quarter, the business Defense district, the Centre Pompidou, the Place de la Bastille and the Opera of the Bastille

To discover around Paris or in the nearby province

  • The Château de Versailles, which was the residence of the kings of France, Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI
  • Auvers-sur-Oise, which inspired painters like Camille Pissarro, Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh and Jean-Baptiste Corot
  • Giverny, a charming Norman village which houses the home and gardens of Claude Monet

But also:

The Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, the Museum of Air and Space of Le Bourget, the Château de Fontainebleau, the City of Sevres, the Château de Vincennes ...