Hotel Minerve Paris, you will discover Paris!
Discover the inescapable of Paris
Aside from the Latin Quarter and its numerous sites of special interest, Paris offers visitors a whole host of monuments, museums and unmissable landmarks to discover! Make the most of your stay at the Hotel Minerve Paris to visit these historical, cultural or architectural treasures which make up the beauty of the City of Lights.
You can for example stroll in the picturesque quarter of Montmartre, known for its steep narrow streets, its funicular, its painters and its street artists. Make sure you visit the Sacré Coeur Basilica, whose esplanade affords superb views over Paris. Not far from there, Pigalle, known for its cabarets, bars and nightclubs, is also worth a detour.
A stay in Paris would not be complete without a visit to the Louvre, one of the biggest museums in the world where more than 35,000 works from all eras and all origins await. Nearby, you can also discover the Musée d'Orsay, set in a former railway station, the famous Pont des Arts, a listed historical monument, the Tuileries Garden, which shelters the contemporary art museum the Musée du Jeu de Paume and the impressionist and post-impressionist museum, the Musée de l’Orangerie, or Concorde, Paris's largest square and its amazing obelisk. From there you are just a few minutes away from the National Galleries of the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais and the Palais de la Découverte.
Considered to be the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Champs Elysées is an emblematic landmark in the capital. Amble along one of its wide pavements, and make the most of the numerous luxury stores which await. At one end of the avenue, stands the monumental Arc de Triomphe where you can admire its sculptural details and visit the permanent exhibition devoted to the arch.
From the splendid Place Vendôme, known for its luxury jewellers, take a pleasant stroll to Place de la Madeleine, Place de l’Opéra, with its famous Palais Garnier and Boulevard Haussmann, with the famous Printemps and Galeries Lafayette department stores.
Make sure you don't miss the Invalides which houses several museums. Not far away you can also visit the Musée Rodin and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Médaille. The Eiffel Tower is also close by, as is Trocadéro, the Palais de Tokyo, devoted to modern art, the Musée Guimet, dedicated to Asian art and the Musée du Quai Branly featuring indigenous art and cultures.
At the heart of Paris, the Châtelet district is renowned for its shopping centre and its many shops, as well as for the Pompidou Centre, devoted to contemporary art. Further north, make a detour along the Grands Boulevards to discover the waxwork museum, the Musée Grévin. To the east, you can visit Musée Carnavalet chronicling the history of Paris, the famous Place des Vosges, the Marais quarter and Place de la Bastille, home to the capital’s second opera house.
Also well worth visiting are Montparnasse Tower, the Catacombs, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Canal Saint-Martin and the Palace of Versailles (directly accessible on RER line C).