Paris at your feet from your suite

May 02, 2018 Destination

The majority of our luxurious suites at Le Meurice are ideally situated for the most spectacular view over Paris, including world-famous landmarks such as the legendary Eiffel Tour and the Tuileries Garden. You’ll be no doubt that you are in the City of Light, as day turns to night and the landmarks are lit up before your very eyes. Here are all the sights you can see.

Musée du Louvre

The Louvre dates back to the 12thcentury and attracts around 9m visitors every year. The former palace was home to French royalty and government until 1870, now it is noted for its modern glass pyramid entrance and world-famous artwork including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo.

Notre Dame de Paris

Construction in the Gothic style began in 1163, with Pope Alexander III in attendance. It took over two centuries to build but once completed it was one of the largest cathedrals in the West. The two 13-metre rose windows are particularly stunning.

Tuileries Garden

Designed in the 17th century as a royal garden, it 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.

Musée d’Orsay

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.

Tour Montparnasse

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. Tour Montparnasse 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.

Assemblée Nationale

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.

Eiffel tower

Built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World’s Fair, the tour 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 symbol of the city.

Place de la Concorde

Built during the 18th century, Place de la Concorde is the largest public square in Paris. Its Obelisk is over 3,000 years old and was given to France by Egypt in recognition of the work of Frenchman Jean-François Champollion, the first person to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Grand Palais

Built in 1897 for the World’s Fair of 1900, the Grand Palais features a glass dome made from around 8,500 tonnes of steel, iron and glass. The building acquired monument status in 1975 and regularly houses prestigious exhibitions.

Champs-Elysées

Described as ‘the most beautiful avenue in the world’, this famous boulevard is lined with theatres, cafés and shops, stretching from Place de la Concorde to the famous Arc de Triomphe at Place Charles de Gaulle.

Treat yourself to a suite at Le Meurice and experience Paris at your feet.

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