Question by Stephanie: From Le Meridien Paris Hotel What attractions are nearby?
The address is 81 Boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr,75848 Cedex 17 Paris,75017 France
I will be there for 3 days what should be my “must sees” Does anyone have any itinerary suggestions?
Answer by Tin
See the website of your hotel, it gives lots of indications.
Tube station : Porte Maillot, line 1.
RER (suburban train) station : Neuilly Porte Maillot, line C.
The hotel is at the 17th district of Paris, nice, smart, safe and central neighbourhood of Paris.
A few steps from the hotel there’s a shopping centre, Les Boutiques du Palais, not huge but with good stores and there’s even a typic tea room, Angelina, famous for a pastry called Mont Blanc and for the hot chocolate. There’s also Paul, chain of bakeries, not so good, there’s much better in the neighbourhood.
2 very good bakeries, one is at the corner of rue de Courcelles & rue Pierre Demours : delicious brioche & croissants, good salads, sandwiches and meals to take away.
The other good bakery I know is Desgranges, it’s closer to your hotel, at 5, rue Pierre Demours, try the baguette Passy Passion and the financiers. http://www.maison-desgranges.com/boutiques.htm
There’s also a local market at rue de Lévis, lovely pedestrian street, very nice atmosphere. Then, at avenue des Ternes, lots of shops, same at rue de Courcelles.
Some restaurants I recommend :
– Patio Provençal, good value for money, nice place. http://www.tripadvisor.fr/Restaurant_Review-g187147-d1009472-Reviews-Le_Patio_Provencal-Paris_Ile_de_France.html#mtreview_132462101
– Caïus http://www.caius-restaurant.fr/
– Il Ristorante, very good Italian, the chef makes delicious chocolate truffles served with the coffee.
Near your hotel there’s the Parc Monceau, you can’t miss it. The Arc of Triumph & the Champs Elysées avenue are nearby. A great thing is that the RER C (there’s a stop at the door of your hotel) goes to most of the touristic attractions : Eiffel tower (go there very early in the morning or there’s 2 hours queue, unless you book online http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/en.html, Orsay Museum, St Michel square (Latin Quarter), Notre Dame Cathedral.
Must sees :
– Eiffel tower
– Notre Dame Cathedral
– Sainte Chapelle : magnificent stained glass.
– Saint Louis Island, just behind Notre Dame, little 17th century island, very romantic, lots of cafés and little stores.
– Louvre museum or Orsay museum, depending on what you like, both are big, the Louvre is huge.
– Tuileries gardens
– Concorde square
– boat tour on the Seine river
– Opéra Garnier
– ceiling of Galeries Lafayette department store
– Main neighbourhoods to visit :
> Saint Germain des Près (6th and 7th districts) : the most typic Parisian neighbourhood.
> Latin Quarter (5th district) : Saint Michel square, Sorbonne university, rue Mouffetard.
> Le Marais (3rd and 4th districts) : historic buildings, trendy stores and cafés.
> Montmartre (18th district) : Sacré Coeur Basilica, Place du Tertre.
> Champs Elysées (8th district)
Plan of the tube and RER http://www.transilien.com/contents/en/Docs—PDF/Plans/plan_metro.pdf
Plan of Paris http://www.plandeparis.info/plans-paris/paris.html
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