To Explore Paris - Advice and information to stay organized.
Discover our district
Close to the Tour Eiffel, Champ de Mars, Musée du quai Branly, Seine. See the location of the hotel on the Paris map.
At 5 minutes : Tour Eiffel, Invalides
At 10 minutes : Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, Concorde, Louvre, Opéra Garnier
At 25 minutes : Quartier Montmartre, Sacré-Coeur
Avoid the taxi the morning until 11:00 and between 16:00 and 20:00 because the streets are congested. Take the subway, simpler, cheaper and very fast.
Price shopping: the meter (meter) displays the fare and one of three letters: A, B or C. If you are in central Paris or turns on, the A rate applies from the day 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and the B rate during the night until 6:00 am. When you leave Paris intra-muros, the driver will turn on the B rate during the day, and the C rate from 20.00. Far from Paris, the C rate always applies.
Do not try to catch a taxi on the street if you are within 100 meters from train station: Taxis can not load passengers near a station, they must necessarily go to the head station the station itself. So stay away from the station, or go to the taxi from the station.
During the period of exhibitions, events ... book your taxi the day before.
Single rate to call a terminal in Paris: +33 (0)1 45 30 30 30.
The Vélib, how does it work?
The stations are spread throughout the capital and bicycles are available self-service. You need to have a magnetic card to identify itself to the terminal. There are three subscriptions: One year, one week or one day, offering the possibility of an unlimited number of journeys over the whole period of validity. It remains to follow the instructions on the terminal and choose the bike. You can drop it off at any station, remote from each other about 300m. If there would be more room, you will get an additional 15 minutes to get to another terminal by "beeping" your ticket.
For whom? The system is open to all, from 14 years (the bikes are mixed). Foreign visitors will have access to the information terminal with a translation into eight languages. There is no baby seat.
How much? The Velib day ticket is 1 euro, that of seven days to 5 euros. The first half hour is free. Second, the pricing is done by half an hour. For an extra half hour, count 1 euro for the second, two euros. From the third, it will cost 4 euros per half hour. Is adjusted how? Please have your credit card to obtain a ticket directly to a terminal. The account will be debited according to the chosen subscription and time passing if necessary.
Transport : Metro, Bus, RER, ...
Getting around by public transport is the most economical and fastest in Paris.
Interactive map of the metro/RER/bus
L'HOTEL DES INVALIDES Adorned with 18 bronze cannons, it houses the museum of the military, relief maps, the order of release, the tomb of Napoleon and a magnificent dome.
LE JARDIN ATLANTIQUE Located on the Montparnasse train station, this garden is an unusual and futuristic breath of fresh air in this concrete area: a real technical achievement.
L'IMPRIMERIE NATIONALE Founded in 1640 by Richelieu. Responsible for carrying out the printed state since 1997 that manages the printing commands of large companies. It is a living museum of typographical traditions.
LE MUSEE DE LA POSTE This museum, designed educational, traces the history of La Poste, the postal delivery and is an exciting introduction to the world of philately.
LE MUSEE DE BOURDELLE Intimate and cozy, it presents the works of the sculptor Bourdelle and the workshop where gathered more than 500 sculptures, plaster, bronze and marble.
LE MUSEE DE MONTPARNASSE In a nice alley lined with artists' workshops, the museum aims to revive and experience life in this neighborhood and its inhabitants, through thematic exhibitions.
AQUABOULEVARD Pole sports recreation and leisure (the largest in Europe) will delight children. Wave pool, river against the current, spas, jacuzzis, giant slides (Aqualooping and Aquaplouf), canoes, mats, balls ...
LE CENTRE D'AFFAIRES CAP 15 in the River Seine and 500 meters from the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero, the convention center high-tech provides spaces to accommodate seminars, conventions and events from 50 to 1000 people.
LA MAISON DE LA CULTURE DU JAPON regularly hosts exhibitions on various themes, and organizes cultural performances. It also has a library, a tea room and shop for handicrafts.
L'UNESCO was created in 1945, this imposing building, the UNESCO headquarters in France, is a modern concrete and glass. It includes many works of French and foreign artists in the lobby, in the conference and in his Japanese garden.