SIGHTS

Seeing everything in Paris is exhausting if not impossible (even we struggled a bit).

For a short trip, visiting the main attractions can mean waiting in lines, feeling the urge to add the annoying couple in front of you to the body count at the catacombs, and becoming completely desensitized to some of mankind's greatest feats of engineering and art. Give yourself a break.

 

ILE DE LA SITE AND ILE SAINT LOUIS

NOTRE DAME

Here is what you need to see and do when visiting Notre Dame. First, as you enter, notice the headless figures above the doors. From the entrance you will see massive crowds.

From Hotel Monte Carlo : Easiest to reach there is by Metro, line 7 "Le Peletier" (direction Villejuifs or Mairie d'Ivry), stop at "Pont Marie" station.

 

SAINTE CHAPELLE

The Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel) is a royal chapel in the Gothic style, within the medieval Palais de la Cité, the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century, on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France.
It was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his collection of Passion relics, including Christ's Crown of Thorns—one of the most important relics in medieval Christendom.

From Hotel Monte Carlo : Easiest to reach there is by Metro, line 7 "Le Peletier" (direction Villejuifs or Mairie d'Ivry), stop at "Pont Neuf" station.

 

CHATELET LES HALLES

MUSEE DU LOUVRE

The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city's 1st arrondissement (district or ward). Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square metres (782,910 square feet).The Louvre in 2016 was the world's most visited art museum, receiving 7.3 million visitors.

From Hotel Monte Carlo : Easiest to reach there is by Metro, line 7 "Le Peletier" (direction Villejuifs or Mairie d'Ivry), stop at "Palais Royal-Musee du Louvre" station.

JARDIN DES TUILERIES

From Hotel Monte Carlo : Easiest to reach there is by Metro, line 7 "Le Peletier" (direction Villejuifs or Mairie d'Ivry), stop at "Palais Royal-Musee du Louvre" station.

MUSEE DE L'ORANGERIE

From Hotel Monte Carlo : Easiest to reach there is by Metro, line 7 "Le Peletier" (direction Villejuifs or Mairie d'Ivry), stop at "Palais Royal-Musee du Louvre" station.

EGLISE SAINT EUSTACHE

With so many cathedrals in Paris, it can quickly seem like a competition of "whose is bigger?" The romanesque church boast incredibly tall, 34m vaulted ceillings.

 

LATIN QUARTER AND ST-GERMAIN

PANTHEON

The Panthéon (Latin: pantheon) is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. It is an early example of neo-classicism, with a façade modelled on the Pantheon in Rome, surmounted by a dome that owes some of its character to Bramante's Tempietto. Located in the 5th arrondissement on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, the Panthéon looks out over all of Paris.

From Hotel Monte Carlo : Easiest to reach there is by Metro, line 7 "Le Peletier" (direction Villejuifs or Mairie d'Ivry), stop at "Censier-Daubenton" station.

JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG

Le Jardin du Luxembourg, or the Luxembourg Garden, located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, was created beginning in 1612 by Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France, for a new residence she constructed, the Luxembourg Palace. The garden today is owned by the French Senate, which meets in the Palace. It covers 23 hectares and is known for its lawns, tree-lined promenades, flowerbeds, model sailboats on its circular basin, and picturesque Medici Fountain, built in 1620

From Hotel Monte Carlo : Easiest to reach there is by Bus 85 stop at "Luxembourg" station.

MUSEE ZADKINE

The Musée Zadkine is a museum dedicated to the work of sculptor Ossip Zadkine (1890–1967). It is located near the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th arrondissement at 100 bis, rue d'Assas, Paris, France, and open daily except Monday; an admission fee is only charged when an exhibition is on. The museum also contains a fine garden, with no charge for entry. The nearest métro and RER stations are Port-Royal and Vavin.

The museum was established by Valentine Prax, Zadkine's wife, who willed their home and studio since 1928, plus his personal collection, to the City of Paris. The museum was inaugurated in 1982 following her death, and has subsequently augmented its collection by purchases. It now contains about 300 sculptures, as well as drawings, gouaches, photographs, and tapestries. Since 1995 the museum has also presented 3 to 4 exhibits of contemporary art each year.

Ask the Hôtel Monte Carlo's receptionist, how to get there at check-in

ARENES DE LUTECE

The Arènes de Lutèce are among the most important remains from the Gallo-Roman era in Paris (known in antiquity as Lutetia, or Lutèce in French), together with the Thermes de Cluny. Lying in what is now the Latin Quarter, this amphitheater could once seat 15,000 people, and was used to present gladiatorial combats.

From Hotel Monte Carlo : Easiest to reach there is by Metro, line 7 "Le Peletier" (direction Villejuifs or Mairie d'Ivry), stop at "Place Monge" station.

 

INVALIDES

EIFFEL TOWER

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second levels. The top level's upper platform is 276 m (906 ft) above the ground – the highest observation deck accessible to the public in the European Union. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift (elevator) to the first and second levels. The climb from ground level to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the climb from the first level to the second. Although there is a staircase to the top level, it is usually accessible only by lift.

From Hotel Monte Carlo : Easiest to reach there is by Metro, line 9 "Grands Boulevards" (direction "Pont de Sèvre"), stop at "Trocadero" station.

MUSEE D'ORSAY

The Musée d'Orsa is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum's opening in 1986. It is one of the largest art museums in Europe.

Ask the Hôtel Monte Carlo's receptionist, how to get there at check-in

MUSEE RODIN

The Musée Rodin contains most of Rodin's significant creations, including The Thinker, The Kiss, and The Gates of Hell. Many of his sculptures are displayed in the museum's extensive garden. The museum includes a room dedicated to the works of Camille Claudel.

The museum is one of the most accessible museums in Paris. It is located near a Metro stop, Varenne, in a central neighborhood, and the entrance fee is very reasonable. The gardens around the museum building contain many of the famous sculptures in natural settings. Behind the museum building are a small lake and casual restaurant.

Ask the Hôtel Monte Carlo's receptionist, how to get there at check-in

CHAMPS-ELYSEES

ARC DE TRIOMPHE

Probably the second most iconic structure in the whole city, the Arc de Triomphe dominates the Champs-Elysées and remains strikingly powerful even when viewed from a distance. The observation deck offers a brilliant view of the historic Axis, which stretches from the Louvres to the Grande Arche de la Defense.

From Hotel Monte Carlo : Easiest to reach there is by Metro, line 9 "Grands Boulevards" (direction "Pont de Sèvre"), stop at "Franklin-D Roosevelt" station.

AVENUE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is an avenue in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) long and 70 metres (230 ft) wide, running between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located. It is known for its theatres, cafés, and luxury shops, for the annual Bastille Day military parade, and as the finish of the Tour de France cycle race. The name is French for the Elysian Fields, the paradise for dead heroes in Greek mythology.

From Hotel Monte Carlo : Easiest to reach there is by Metro, line 9 "Grands Boulevards" (direction "Pont de Sèvre"), stop at "Franklin-D Roosevelt" station.

GRAND PALAIS

The Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées, commonly known as the Grand Palais (English: Great Palace), is a large historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex located at the Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France. Construction of the Grand Palais began in 1897 following the demolition of the Palais de l'Industrie (Palace of Industry) as part of the preparation works for the Universal Exposition of 1900, which also included the creation of the adjacent Petit Palais and Pont Alexandre III.

From Hotel Monte Carlo : Easiest to reach there is by Metro, line 9 "Grands Boulevards" (direction "Pont de Sèvre"), stop at "Franklin-D Roosevelt" station.

MONTMARTRE

BASILIQUE DU SACRE-COEUR

Situated 129m above sea level, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city.

From Hotel Monte Carlo : Easiest to reach there is by walking.