In the heart of the district Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Founded in 1852, Le Bon Marché was the world’s first department store. In this unique place where architecture and design meet, the most beautiful objects from all over the world are selected. A new space dedicated to the House, conceived as a veritable “Parisian loft” bathed in light, offers the greatest brands of French clothing. Every day, La Grande Épicerie de Paris offers visitors the best of French gastronomy thanks to the pastry chefs, cooks, bakers and apprentices who are busy under the guidance of Jean-Jacques Massé, Best Worker of France.
Located on the edge of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter, the Luxembourg Garden was created in 1612 at the request of Queen Catherine de Medicis. Its architecture is unique because it is divided into two parts: one part French and the other English.
In the heart of this legendary neighborhood, jazz melodies, Sydney Bechet’s clarinet, the famous names of Camus and Sartre and Boris Vian resonate. To truly discover it, we advise you to get lost in this maze of old streets to enjoy the architecture of the neighborhood, the many bookshops, antique shops and art galleries. To nibble or have a coffee in a chic and relaxed atmosphere, go to the famous Café Les deux magots, the Lipp brewery or the famous Café de Flore.
Located at 140 rue du bac, the sanctuary of the chapel Notre Dame de la médaille miraculous is a high place of pilgrimage. She is the presumed place of apparition of the virgin who indicated to Catherine Labouré the oval-shaped drawing of a medal to which she attributed a particular gift. In 1832, in the face of a cholera epidemic, the first medals were made according to the “drawing” and then distributed to the sick. Healings and protections multiplied and the people of Paris gave this medal the sweet name of “Miraculous Medal”. The chapel our Lady welcomes millions of pilgrims every year.
The Eiffel Tower is not only an exceptional place to visit, it is also a spectacular and unusual place. This iron tower of 324 meters high is located at the north-western end of the Champ-de-Mars on the banks of the Seine in the 7? district. At a district of the hotel (5 stops on line 10) discover this tower, which was built during the 1889 World’s Fair and should have been destroyed. The Iron Tower, listed in 1991 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has become the symbol of Paris and attracts millions of visitors every year.
At a few subway stations of the hotel do not miss to visit the emblematic monument of Paris: the Arc de Triomphe.
Built at Napoleon’s request to pay homage to the armies of the Revolution and the Empire, the Arc de Triomphe was installed in 1806 on a small promontory at the gates of Paris. Today this monument inspired by the ancient arches dominates twelve avenues arranged in Etoile. Its ideal location allows visitors an exceptional view day and night from its terrace. And for those who would not want to climb up to the terrace, a museum is located under the monument and six engraved bas-reliefs located on the sides of the arch, trace scenes of the revolution and the Empire.