A Poximité
Near the hotel
THE DEPARTMENT STORES
THE DEPARTMENT STORES
Under their magical Art Nouveau domes, Paris’s major department stores have become tourist monuments every bit as important as the Eiffel Tower or Notre-Dame. Considered Europe’s leading shopping centre with its 120 million visitors annually, Boulevard Haussmann is a veritable city-within-a-city.
40 Boulevard Haussmann 75009 Paris
ÉGLISE DE LA MADELEINE
ÉGLISE DE LA MADELEINE
Designed by Napoleon I as a temple to the glory of his Grand Army in 1806, in 1837 the building was almost turned into a train station, the first in Paris, before it became a church in 1845.
Place de la Madeleine 75008 Paris
THE GRAND PALAIS
THE GRAND PALAIS
The “Grand Palais des Beaux-Arts” was built in Paris beginning in 1897, for the World Fair planned for April 15 – November 12, 1900, to replace the vast but uncomfortable Palais de l'Industrie built in 1855.
Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris
THE OLYMPIA
THE OLYMPIA
The Olympia, where legends were discovered, has welcomed a varied host of great artists: Edith Piaf, Gilbert Bécaud, Jacques Brel, Michel Sardou, Téléphone, the Stones, Eddy Mitchell, the BB Brunes, Lady Gaga, etc.
28 Boulevard des Capucines 75009 Paris
MUSÉE JACQUEMART ANDRÉ
MUSÉE JACQUEMART ANDRÉ
Like the Nissim-de-Camondo Museum, this was originally the private residence of upper-middle-class Protestants that was turned into a museum, preserving the original furnishings of the rooms.
158 Boulevard Haussmann 75008 Paris, France
OPÉRA GARNIER
OPÉRA GARNIER
For performances in the various halls it has occupied over the course of its history, the Opera produces lyrical works sung by artists – formerly members of the permanent troop, now invited – and ballets danced by members of the ballet company and accompanied by the musicians of the Opera’s symphony orchestra.
10 Rue Halévy, 75009 Paris
THE PINACOTHEQUE
THE PINACOTHEQUE
With more than two million visitors in three years, the Pinacothèque de Paris has quickly become established in the French cultural landscape as a must-see destination. It now features some 5,000 m2 of exhibit space, along with educational activities and top-tier cultural events.
28 Place de la Madeleine 75008 Paris
PLACE VENDOME
PLACE VENDOME
Typical of classic French urban design, this is one of the most famous squares in Paris and is considered one of the most luxurious in the world. Its architect was Jules Hardouin-Mansart, who in 1699 created an urban-development plan that owners of buildings had to comply with. Many of the façades are classified as historic monuments.