Regarded as a true paradise for art lovers and boasting a collection of over 1 million pieces, Paris’ incredible Louvre is an attraction definitely worthy of a visit whilst exploring this truly magnificent city. Showcasing a superb exhibition of well-known paintings, including the world famous Mona Lisa, the Louvre occupies a prime position within the 1st arrondissement of Paris and is within easy reach of many of our holiday apartments.
One of the joys of visiting the capital is discovering unexpected avenues and pictorial squares that emerge like a scene from an old movie, bursting with infectious Parisian charm and romance. The following selection provides an introduction to some of Paris’s most notable plazas, highly recommended for a memorable experience in this enchanting metropolis.
Boasting an impressive collection of fascinating museums, all of which are within easy reach of many of our Paris holiday apartments, Paris is a city that really does cater for everyone’s tastes. With hundreds of museums showcasing a wide range of incredible exhibitions, visitors to this remarkable city will be spoilt for choice.
Occupying a prime position within the 8th arrondissement of the city and within easy reach of several of our Paris holiday apartments, the magnificent Grand Palais can be found in between Paris’ famous Champs-Elysees and the majestic River seine. As well as being one of the city’s popular tourist attractions, the Grand Palais is the home to a fascinating exhibition hall, together with a superb museum and is a sight certainly not to be missed whilst visiting this wonderful city.
In case you were wondering about the way to get the best impression of Paris, the answer lies in places like Musée d’Orsay, Marmottan-Monet Museum, or Giverny. And why? Because these are places where you can get closer to impressionism, a 19th-century art movement originating in the City of Lights. Thus, even a short stay in Paris will be enough to make your trip both entertaining and educational.
Montmartre is a familiar setting for art aficionados the world over, having housed and entertained a veritable army of painters, writers and tastemakers through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today’s Montmartre has certainly changed, but you won’t have to dig deep to find evidence of its flamboyant, creative past.
Visitors seeking an undisturbed, authentic alternative to the capital’s premier museums should head straight to the Musee des Arts et Metiers, an adorable treasure trove certain to enlighten and entertain inquisitive minds of all ages.
Referred to as one of the most famous streets in the entire world, the Champs-Elysees in Paris is a sight certainly not to be missed. Within easy reach of many of our holiday apartments, this iconic thoroughfare is adorned with an array of cinemas, fine dining establishments, chic boutiques and fascinating museums and is where you will find many of the city’s well known landmarks and attractions.
Bold, controversial yet intrinsically unique, the Centre Georges Pompidou has split local opinion since its epic construction in the 1970s, erected as a rejuvenating cultural hub amidst a decaying Paris suburb.
Brimming with a wealth of fascinating history and home to several superb museums, Les Invalides is an attraction definitely worthy of a visit whilst staying in the wonderful city of Paris. Located within easy reach of many of our Paris holiday apartments, the enormous complex is also the residence of Napoleon’s tomb, which is a sight certainly not to be missed.