Discovering Paris and its highlights

The luxury of a hotel that puts the Marais at your feet...

You are here in a hotel in the Marais, in the heart of Paris, between the rue Saint Antoine and the quays of the Seine. The Hôtel de Ville, the Bastille and next to the extraordinary remains of Philippe Auguste's enclosure (fortified wall to protect the capital in the 12th century) are nearby.

The most prestigious districts are yours to explore. Once you cross the threshold of the Charles V, the Marais, a witness to the past and the history of France, unfolds its architectural treasures. Just a 3-minute walk away, the Place des Vosges, the oldest square in Paris and without doubt the most beautiful, is a superb jewel in the Marais setting. Measuring 140 m x 140 m, it is lined with 36 red brick pavilions built in a symmetrical fashion. In the centre is a pleasant garden with many lime trees, decorated with several fountains and an equestrian statue of Louis XIII. On the ground floor of the pavilions, cafés, shops and art galleries invite you to relax.

From our hotel in the heart of the Marais, one of the most fascinating districts of Paris, you can reach the Ile Saint Louis, the figurehead of the Seine with its private mansions and its typically Parisian cobbled courtyards, the Ile de la Cité with Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Sainte-Chapelle, the Conciergerie and the Place Dauphine, a residential and confidential golden triangle that welcomes bowlers in the evening during the summer; the Place de la Bastille and its prestigious Opera with its rich and eclectic programme, the Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Latin Quarter...

3 minutes walk from our hotel in the Marais, the Saint Paul metro (line 1) which serves the Gare de Lyon, the Châtelet, the Louvre, the Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe... and 10 minutes away the RER C St-Michel/Notre-Dame which serves the Champ de Mars and the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides, the Musée d'Orsay, the Gare d'Austerlitz, the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand..., not to mention the numerous buses which will take you to the four corners of Paris.

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Victor Hugo Museum Located on the prestigious Place des Vosges, in the heart of the Marais district, Victor Hugo's house invites the visitor to enter the intimacy of the famous French writer. Read more
Place des Vosges One of the oldest and most beautiful squares in Paris, with many 17th and 18th century mansions, is only a 5-minute walk from the Charles V Hotel. Read more
Picasso Museum Through more than 5,000 works, the Musée Picasso-Paris allows visitors to discover the artist's prolific work through paintings, sketches, engravings and sculptures. Read more
Carnavalet Museum The Carnavalet Museum's vocation is to make known the history of Paris, from its most distant origins to the present day. Read more
The city's historical library Installed in 1969 in the Hôtel de Lamoignon, the Bibliothèque de Paris includes among its collections books, manuscripts, maps and plans, photographs, drawings and postcards on the history of Paris. Read more
Rue Des Francs-Bourgeois Lined with private mansions, the rue des Francs-Bourgeois is one of the most commercial streets in Paris, with a succession of major brands and independent designer boutiques. Read more
Rue des Rosiers Rue des Rosiers is the epicentre of the Parisian Jewish community. You will appreciate its atmosphere, its designer boutiques and its restaurants. Read more
Paris City Hall This imposing neo-renaissance building has been the seat of the Paris municipality since 1357. Read more
The Saint James Tower This former bell tower of the Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie church was the only part of the church to escape demolition in 1797. Read more
Rue de Rivoli Crossing the 4th and 1st arrondissements, the Rue de Rivoli runs alongside prestigious monuments while being a popular and touristy shopping street. Read more
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Notre-Dame de Paris

The most touristic religious building in France, located on the Ile de la Cité, the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.

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Tuileries Garden

The oldest of the French gardens in Paris is a popular place for walks and cultural activities.

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Place de La Concorde

Located between the Champs-Elysées and the Tuileries Gardens, the Place de la Concorde with the famous Luxor Obelisk is one of the most emblematic squares in Paris.

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Place Vendôme

Home to many jewellers, Place Vendôme is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An obelisk made of melted down enemy cannons stands proudly in its centre.

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Opéra Garnier

Built from 1861 to 1875 by the architect Charles Garnier, the Opéra Garnier is the largest lyric theatre in Europe, with a capacity of more than 2000 spectators.

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Sacré-Coeur

Situated at the top of the Montmartre hill, overlooking the city, this religious building offers a breathtaking view of Paris.

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Invalides

The Hotel des Invalides originally housed soldiers who were disabled as a result of war injuries. Now, in addition to the Army Museum, it houses the Museum of the Plans-Reliefs and the Order of the Liberation.

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Eiffel Tower

From the top of its 325 metres, the Eiffel Tower dominates the capital. Enjoy a 360° view from its 3rd floor.

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Arc de Triomphe

Located on the Place de l'Étoile, the construction of the Arc de Triomphe, the largest arch in the world, was requested in 1806 by Napoleon to celebrate his victory at Austerlitz.

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Great Gallery of Evolution - National Museum of Natural History

Admire the splendid parade of more than 3,000 naturalised animals in the spectacular nave, which rises to over 30 metres.

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The Louvre Museum

The Louvre is the largest museum in Paris, with nearly 35,000 works of art including the famous Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and Raft of the Medusa.

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Orangery Museum

Located in the Tuileries Gardens, the Musée de l'Orangerie is famous for hosting the "Water Lilies Cycle" by Impressionist Claude Monet.

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Grand Palais

One of the most emblematic monuments in Paris, the Grand Palais regularly hosts major events in various fields (contemporary art, horse riding, etc.).

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Quai d'orsay

Famous for its impressionist collections, you can admire works by Manet, Monet, Van Gogh and Cézanne at the Musée d'Orsay.

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Army Museum - Invalides

To learn more about France's military history, visit the prestigious Hôtel national des Invalides, which has collections ranging from prehistory to 1945.

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Rodin Museum

You will be able to admire a large number of works by the eponymous sculptor, including Les Bourgeois de Calais, La Porte de l'Enfer and Le Penseur.

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Quai Branly Museum

Located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower on the banks of the Seine, the Quai Branly Museum is dedicated to the arts and civilisations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.

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Palais de Tokyo

In the heart of the 16th arrondissement, the Palais de Tokyo, with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop, houses the largest collections of contemporary art.

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Louis Vuitton Foundation

Since 2014, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, located in the Bois de Boulogne, has been presenting collections rooted in the history of 20th and 21st century artistic movements.

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Cité des sciences et de l'industrie

Explore the many secrets of science by conducting a variety of unusual experiments at the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie.

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