Hotels Grande Galerie de l'Evolution Paris
The Grande Galerie de l’Evolution at the Musée d’Histoire Naturelle started out as the Galerie de Zoologie in 1889, coincidentally the same year the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated. It's in 1994 that it was reincarnated in its present form. Now, the public gets to see the collections under the guiding thread of evolution. With 3000 specimens exhibited in the nave alone, and 7000 in the whole museum, visitors can discover land and sea creatures, including rare, endangered and extinct species. They are also invited to reflect on the future of the planet and the responsibilities of man in its survival.
As well as the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions are also organised, and activities for families and children often take place during school holidays.
The museum is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm except on Tuesdays and on the first of May. A boutique and a cafeteria can be found in the museum, and disabled visitors can access the whole building. More information, tariffs and concessions are available on the museum's site.
Hotels La Cigale Paris
Centrally situated in Paris and declared a national monument, the La Cigale theatre has functioned as a venue for famous cabaret artistes, then became a cinema and in 1987 was redesigned and re-opened as a multi-purpose venue for various shows and events. The website offers an overview of the theatre and programmes of forthcoming performances.
Hotels Grand Palais Paris
The Grand Palace is located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It is an exhibition hall which has a glass roof. It was built for the Paris Exhibition in 1900 by four architects, Henri Deglane designed the façade, Albert-Felix-Théophile Thomas the back façade, Albert Louvet designed the interior and the two side façades and Charles Girault supervised it all.
The façade consists of columns and statues, two of which are of bronze. Between 1993 and 2005 the building was closed for renovation. The Palace hosts major exhibitions in its rooms, including the Salon d’Automne the Salon Comparaisons and the Salon de la Société Nationale des beaux arts. In the west wing of the building there is a science museum called the Palais de la découverte.
Hotels Rives de la Seine Paris
The banks of the Seine, from the Pont de Sully at the eastern end of the Ile de la Cité to the Pont d'Iéna at the Eiffel Tower, have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Both the left and right banks are included in the area which takes in major attractions such as Notre-Dame, the Sainte Chapelle, the Grand and Petit Palais, the Louvre, Place de la Concorde and the Eiffel Tower. The area shows the "evolution of Paris and its history", from medieval gothic buildings to the 19th century Eiffel Tower and Haussmann's boulevards.
Hotels Musée du Vin Paris
The Museum of wine is located in the former quarries of Paris which have been dug out between the13th and 18th century to provide the growing city with stone. Later the tunnels were converted into cellars for the Passy monastery and in 1950 they have undergone refurbishment and were used as a wine cellar for the restaurant of the Eiffel Tower, before being developed into the Wine Museum. Today the museum offers an introduction into the art of making wine, with exhibits of centuries of wine-making and viticulture. There is also a restaurant on site and visitors can take part in wine-tasting classes.
Opening times : Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm
Metro : Passy
RER: Tour Eiffel-Champs du Mars
Hotels Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris Paris
Situated in the heart of Paris, you'll recognise the Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame by its two towers and its spire.
Before the actual cathedral, as we see it today, there is thought to have been a pagan temple, then a basilica with 5 naves, followed by an impressive cathedral, Saint-Etienne, which was more than half the size of the actual Notre Dame de Paris. The cathedrals first stones were placed in 1163, and finished in 1250, with later renovations and adjustments. Features such as its 3 organs, its stained glass windows, 3 of which are rose windows, its paintings and sculptures can be admired.
Open every day from 8 a.m until 6.45 p.m