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Romance Malesherbes Hotel
To discover from
Romance Malesherbes Hotel
The 17th arrondissement of Paris lies slightly off the beaten path, directly north of the Arc de Triomphe. However, if you want to see real Paris at some of its finest and wealthiest, this is where to go! There are just amazing Haussmannian architecture, real Parisians, and that atmosphere of the quintessential Paris you've always imagined.
Levis Market: One of the most beautiful open markets in Paris. In the past, political meetings used to take place within this area with famous figures like Victor Hugo or Auguste Blanqui. Today, fruits and vegetable merchants have replaced them.
Cernuschi Museum: Henri Cernuschi was a banker but also a bronzes lover. After a two-year journey in Asia, he brought back a unique work of Asian art that he bequeathed to the city of Paris in 1896. 7 avenue Vélasquez. Tel: +33 (0)1 53 96 21 50. Open from 10.00 am to 5.40 pm. Closed on Monday and during Bank Holidays.
Nissim de Camondo Museum: This magnificent town house, along the Monceau Park, was bequeathed in 1935 by the Earl Camondo and inaugurated in 1936 as a museum. He decided to exhibit his rich collection of decorative art works. 63 rue de Monceau. Tel: +33 (0)1 53 89 06 50. Open from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm. Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and during Bank Holidays.
Jacquemart André Museum: This house used to be the residence of the Andrés family, famous collectors who travelled Europe to acquire all the work now exhibited. In 1913, the museum was already considered as one of the Art Centre in Paris. 158 boulevard Haussmann. Tel: +33 (0)1 45 62 11 59. Open every day from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.
Take a break on the terrace of a typical Parisian coffee shop...
Right bank tour: A great walking tour of Paris, not to miss anything of the capital's secrets. Join the Arc de Triomphe by crossing Parc Monceau. In the distance you will see the Obelisk from the Place de la Concorde. Join it by going down the famous Avenue des Champs Elysées with its luxury shops, restaurants, cinemas and luxury hotels. During your walk you will pass in front of Avenue Montaigne, the most luxurious avenue in the capital, and the Grand Palais and its magnificent nave, the largest glass roof in Europe. The Elysée Palace is on the left sidewalk. Then cross the Tuileries park and its famous Pyramid of the Louvre. Finally, walk along the quays to Île de la Cité.
Monceau Park: If you need peace and some green space, enjoy the beautiful Parc Monceau, dating back to the seventeenth century. Go up Cardinet Street to Boulevard Malesherbes on your left. Join the de Phalsboug Street and continue straight towards the Boulevard de Courcelles. Here you are facing one of the most elegant parks of Paris surrounded by pretty mansions. Enter by the big iron gates highlighted with gold. When hanging out in the park you will see statues, a Renaissance arcade, a large pool, and children’s playgrounds. Pony rides are also available. Perfect place for a morning jog or a walk with children!
Montmartre: Visit the heights of Montmartre and its cobblestone streets. One of the most authentic neighbourhoods of the capital! From the metro station Anvers, walk up the street Steikerke. You will stand face to the famous Basilica of the Sacred Heart that overlooks Paris. You will have the choice to choose to climb the hill by stairs or thanks to the funicular. At the top of the hill you will enjoy breath-taking views of Paris. Join the Place du Tertre on the left of the Basilica: traditional restaurants, painters and accordionists will immerse you in the mood of the famous movie Amélie Poulain. Walk down the cobbled streets and countless stairs. Montmartre cemetery, located not far away, hosts the graves of many famous figures such as Stendhal, Zola, Gustave Moreau, Michel Bergé or Dalida.
Batignolles Square: From Hotel Romance, turn left on Cardinet Street. Go straight to reach the Batignolles Square, a romantic garden with waterfalls, caves, a rotunda and a small and lovely lake.
You will find plenty of great places and dining options within the 17th district of Paris: from fast food to gastronomic restaurants. You will enjoy French, Japanese, Italian or Lebanese food as well as many different types of cuisines. Every taste will be satisfied!
Les Poulettes Batignolles: This traditional bistro serves French cuisine with Spanish influences and is recommended by the famous French Michelin Guide. The menu changes regularly according to the seasons and the daily market: everyday, new fresh dishes are suggested. 10 rue de Cheroy - +33 (0)1 42 93 10 11.
Gare aux Gorilles: "A Neo-bistro" that offers an inventive cuisine in a refined atmosphere. From the delicious dishes to the lovely wine cellar, this restaurant - suggested by the French and renowned Guide Gault & Millau - offers a good value for money. 68 rue des Dames - +33 (0)1 42 94 24 02.
Ripaille: The menu of this fish restaurant offers many salty-sweet dishes. The suggestions are regularly renewed according to the seasons and the daily market. 69 rue des Dames - +33 (0)1 45 22 03 03.
Le Costaud des Batignolles: Typically French, friendly and lively restaurant with an original design (that exhibits contemporary art) which offers tasty and creative cuisine. 10 rue Brochant – +33 (0)6 82 82 89 82.
Club des 5: French bistro with a vintage decor from the 80s. This restaurant is run by siblings that offer dishes from their childhood in a casual atmosphere. 57 rue des Batignolles - +33 (0)1 53 04 94 73.
Le Bouchon et l’Assiette: Mentioned by the Michelin guide, this restaurant - wine bar will seduce you with its tasty, hearty and neat cuisine. For wine, you can choose from more than 50 bottles selected by the house. 127 rue Cardinet - 01 42 27 83 93.
Le Bistrot 21: In a neighbourhood undergoing restructuring, this address is part of the revival. Exit the dusty Brasserie Pont Cardinet, welcome to the brand new Bistrot 21. A modern bistro with typical French cuisine well mastered. 21 Boulevard Pereire - +33 (0) 1 47 63 09 34 21.
Le P’tit Musset: Denis Musset, at the head of this bistro revisited, will offer you a traditional and generous cuisine made with seasonal products. Here, quality comes first and you will taste dishes with authentic flavours in a warm setting. 132 rue Cardinet - 01 42 27 36 78.
Do not miss "Our Lady of Paris" on the Île de la Cité: one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and one of the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world.
Montmartre and the Basilica of the Sacré Coeur: In Romano-Byzantine style, the basilica crowns the hill of Montmartre. Begun in 1875, its construction was completed in 1914. Admission is free, but access to the crypt and dome is charged (about 5 euros). To save yourself a little fatigue, you can take the funicular. From the Antwerp metro station, start climbing up the hill to rue Tardieu where the funicular station is located. Until the 19th century, Montmartre was only a village, located outside the walls of the Parisian fortifications. The film Amélie Poulain gives you a nice overview of this place that you must absolutely visit... and which has no less than 7 museums!
The Champs Elysées: Only the Champs Elysees section from the "Place de la Concorde" to the "Grand Palais" deserves its nickname of "most beautiful avenue in the world". The rest of the avenue is lined with shops and restaurants. Try the side streets. Do not forget to visit the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the avenue, built in the mid-eighteenth century to commemorate Napoleon's victories. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily from April to October, and 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. every day from November to March.
L'Ile de la Cité: once known as Lutetia, l'Ile de la Cité is the oldest district of Paris. Located on the Seine between Chatelet and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, l'île de la Cité is home to many must-see sites: the Pont Neuf bridge, the Palais de Justice, the Sainte-Chapelle, the Archevêché brigde, the Conciergerie and Notre Dame cathedral. When you have finished visiting all the sights, stroll along the banks of the Seine and stop to watch improvised concerts by wandering musicians. Ilde de la Cité is also the pecfect place for a riverside picnic and to enjoy the magic feeling of summer nights in Paris.
The Eiffel Tower: The "Iron Lady" of Paris was built for the 1889 World's Fair, which commemorated the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. The Tower is 324 metres tall. Daily from June 21st to September 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. to the rest of the year from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. (for athletics types the stairways are open from 9:30 am to 6: 30 p.m).
(Re) discover the masterpieces of the Impressionist painters at the Orsay Museum: Manet, Degas, Courbet, and Renoir...
National art and culture centre Georges Pompidou: Also known as "Beaubourg", this great original building offers a modern art collection and houses one of the three biggest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. It also welcomes temporary exhibitions and offers restaurants, a cinema and show halls. The first European Public Library is located on several floors in the building. You may also enjoy breath-taking views of Paris on the last floor. Open from 11:00am to 9:00pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Louvre Museum: Certainly one of the most mythical places in Paris, The Louvre Museum with the famous Pyramid in the heart of Paris offers a collection of art and exceptional antique. With 60,600 m2 and more than 460,000 art works including the famous paintings of Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, the Louvre Museum is considered as one of the greatest museums in the world. Open from 9:00 am to 6:00pm. Nocturnes on Wednesdays and Fridays until 9:45 pm Closed on Tuesdays.
Orsay Museum: Located in the former Orsay Train Station, the museum is located on the Left Bank of Paris (7th district) and houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist master pieces in the world. Orsay Museum also presents the Western Art from 1848 to 1914 with sculptures, paintings, decorative arts, graphics and photographs. 4,000 works are on permanent display. Open from 9.30am to 6pm and until 9.45pm on Thursday. Closed on Mondays.
You will undoubtedly find what you need in terms of shopping in the Fashion Capital!
Printemps and Galeries Lafayette: both include the biggest names for Fashion, Beauty, Home. Your journey is direct with metro from the stop Malesherbes (line 3) to Havre - Caumartin. Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris.
Le Bon Marché: luxurious department store located Left Bank and the Grande Epicerie de Paris, where you can find exceptional food products. 24 rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris.
Avenue Montaigne: For viewing pleasure. You will find the biggest luxury brands there. 75008 Paris.
Food Markets: Poncelets, Lévis, Daguerre Montorgueil... Meet the artisans and their specialties.