Paris, Paris… Always Paris

Hôtel Vendôme Saint Germain

A privileged location to discover Paris!

Visiting Paris is like stepping into a magical city, in which art and culture set your imagination free and turn visitors into spectators of centuries of history. The city of lights, love, and the Seine… A place that must be visited at least once in one’s lifetime, Paris is wonderful and surprising.

There is so, so much to see that we recommend that you stay in the French capital for at least 4 days in order to take advantage of the trip. Here are some of our recommendations:

Hôtel Vendôme Saint Germain

Île de la Cité

Just a few minutes on foot from the hotel, you will stumble upon the birthplace of Gothic architecture. Some well-known structures that stand out among others are the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Sainte- Chapelle. We recommend that you also visit their beautiful and majestic interiors. One of the Notre Dame Cathedral’s most well-known tales, linked to literature, is that of Victor Hugo tale of Quasimodo who fell in love with gypsy-girl Esmeralda.

The Panthéon and the Sorbonne

The Panthéon of Paris is a monument that lies in the heart of the Latin Quarter and is of great historical relevance. It is surrounded by the University of Paris I (known as Panthéon-Sorbonne), the University of Paris II (called Panthéon-Assas) and the City Hall of the 5th arrondissment (administrative district). Just a few steps from the Hôtel Vendôme, you can easily get to this typical area in the center of Paris.

Hôtel Vendôme Saint Germain
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Montmartre and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris

Montmartre is the most charming neighborhood in the city, and possibly this most special, most likely due to the liveliness and movement within its streets at all hours of the day and night: terraces, bars, restaurants, shops…The Basilica itself, located at the top of a large hill, is an incredible building known for its steep steps on which tourists always take pictures and stop for a rest on the way up to the top.

Hôtel Vendôme Saint Germain
Hôtel Vendôme Saint Germain

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

This is the largest avenue in Paris – 1,880 meters in length – that runs from the Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde. It was constructed by Bonaparte and inspired by Roman architecture. Today, it is a symbol of the French capital. Additionally, the Champs-Élysées is the ideal place to do some shopping and discover the most elegant shops in the city.

Hôtel Vendôme Saint Germain

The Eiffel Tower

What can be said that you didn’t already know? If you like great heights or would just like to enjoy an incredible panoramic view of Paris and have an unforgettable experience, you must, without a doubt, go to the top. To get there, you need to go up two flights of stairs, and then an elevator will take you the rest of the way to the top. Not only is it the symbol of the city, it is also an architectural jewel.

Hôtel Vendôme Saint Germain

Louvre Museum

And last but not least (and the list could go on forever), the Musée du Louvre: National art gallery of France, the Louvre is one of the most important and valuable museums in the world. Its extensive and famous collections give it prestige, and the thousands and thousands of tourists that visit it every year – likely driven by their curiosity to see Leonardo da Vinci’s La Giocanda (Mona Lisa) – attest to its fame worldwide.