Live view of Paris from our Belle Etoile Suite
Designed in the 17th century as a royal garden, the Tuileries Garden is the oldest and most important formal garden in Paris. Separating the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde, visitors can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and admire statues by Maillol, Rodin and Giacometti.
Opened in 1986 after the renovation of the former Gare d’Orsay railway station, the Musée d’Orsay houses the world’s largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Works include five of Monet’s ‘Rouen Cathedral’ series and ‘Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette’ by Renoir.
Also known as Tour Maine-Montparnasse, this skyscraper was completed in 1973. The work of architects Jean Saubot, Eugène Beaudouin, Urbain Cassan and Louis de Hoÿme de Marien, the building is 210 metres tall. This was France’s tallest building for many years, before it was surpassed in 2011 by Tour First in the La Défense district.
Basilique Sainte-Clotilde de Paris
Dedicated to both Saint Clotilde and Saint Valerie, construction started in 1846 and was completed in 1857. Only 40 years later the church was declared a minor basilica by Pope Leo XIII. Its imposing twin spires are 70 metres tall.
L’Assemblée Nationale is located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris on the left bank of the Seine. Along with the senate, if forms the French parliament. The building has housed the lower house of parliament and its 577 elected deputies since 1799.
Musée de l’Orangerie
Built in 1853 to shelter the orange trees in the Tuileries Garden, the building is now a museum of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. Works of art include water lily murals by Monet and works by Cézanne, Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
Built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World’s Fair, the tower is made of over 18,000 metal pieces. Construction was completed in just over two years and was a true technical and architectural triumph. Originally planned to exist for only 20 years, today it remains the world-famous symbol of the city.
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