A Luxurious Champs Elysées Hotel

Exciting Things to Do in Paris

The Hotel Arioso is located in the heart of Paris, a few steps from the Champs Elysées Avenue, a popular promenade that has long symbolized the city's lifestyle. Our Champs Elysées hotel is also near famous Parisian Department stores, including the Place de la Madeleine, the exclusive Faubourg Saint Honoré, Printemps, 8th Arrondissements and Galleries Lafayette, as well as the world’s leading designers (most on Avenue Montaigne), such as Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, and Gucci. Our luxury hotel near Champs Elysées Avenue's central location allows guests to take the underground to the city’s main sites, museums, galleries and theaters. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Orsay, Orangerie and Beaubourg Museums, Opera Palais Garnier, Le Grand Palais, Les Invalides and Assemblee Nationale are within a kilometer. Within two kilometers of the hotel are Quai Branly Museum, La Sorbonne and Jardin de Luxembourg. There is an underground station near the hotel for easy access throughout the city. The Hotel Arioso is 15 kilometers north of ORL-Orly Airport and 20 kilometers south of CDG-Roissy Charles DeGaulle Airport.

Top Ten Things to Do in Paris:

1. Tour Eiffel (The Eiffel Tower)

The Eiffel Tower is a 19th century icon located on the Champ de Mars that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower, which is the tallest building in Paris, was named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel and built as the entrance arch for the 1889 World’s Fair.

2. Louvre Museum

The Musee du Louvre or officially the Grand Louvre, or in English, simply The Louvre, is the largest national museum of France and the most visited museum in the world. A historic monument, it is a central landmark of Paris, located on the Right Bank of the Seine. Contains over 35,000 works of art including the Mona Lisa, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci as well as objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 652,300 square feet. The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace which began as a fortress built in the late 12th century under Phillip ll. It is closed on Tuesdays.

3. Montmartre Sacre Coeur

The Sacré-Cœur Basilica ("Basilica of the Sacred Heart") is a Roman Catholic basilica and is a popular landmark in Paris dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The basilica is located at the summit of the Butte Montmartre, the second highest point in the city. Visitors can climb up to the Dome and see all across Paris. The Basilica has an exciting history, even though it was only completed in 1914. Prior to that, Montmartre was visited by many saints, including Joan of Arc. It is located at 35 rue du Chevalier-de-la-Barre 75018 Paris.

4. Place de la Concorde and Avenue des Champs-Élysées

The Place de la Concorde has a long and colorful history, and is known for being the place where Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI were guillotined. It is home to the Obelisk of Luxor, which was donated by the Viceroy of Egypt. It is also the starting point for the Champs-Elysées, one of Paris's most famous thoroughfares, which runs from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. It is one of the most famous streets in the world and is filled with cinemas, cafes, luxury specialty shops and clipped chestnut trees. It is also the most expensive strip of real estate in Europe. It plays host to many national events, including the Bastille Day parade. Located at 116 Champs-Elysées is the LIDO, which features a variety of Parisian Cabaret shows.

5. Crazy Horse and Le Moulin Rouge

The Crazy Horse is famous for its unique show, “The Art of The Nude.” Shows are held throughout the evening up until the early hours and prices vary. Paris has a vast array of theaters with entertainment to suit a variety of tastes. Many shows are also performed in a range of languages. Located at 12 Avenue George V, 75008, Le Moulin Rouge is the most famous cabaret in the world known for its unique show of dancers of “The French Cancan.” Shows are held until the early hours and prices vary. Le Moulin Rouge is located 82 Boulevard de Clichy 75018.

6. Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is comprised of two theme parks, a retail, dining and entertainment district, and seven Disney-owned hotels. Operating since April 12, 1992, it was the second Disney resort to open outside the United States (following Tokyo Disney Resort) and the first to be owned and operated by Disney. It is one of Europe’s leading tourist destinations and is located 32 kilometers (20 miles) from the center of Paris.

7. Orsay Museum

The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris on the Left Bank of the Seine and holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture and photography. It is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist and post impressionist masterpieces by such painters such as Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Seurat, Gauguin and Van Gogh. The museum opened in 1986.

8. Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame de Paris (“Our Lady of Paris” in French), also known as the Notre Dame Cathedral, is a Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral on the eastern half of the Ile de la Cite. It is the cathedral of the Catholic archdiocese of Paris. Notre Dame de Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in the world. Its sculptures and stained glass show the heavy influence of naturalism, unlike that of earlier Romanesque architecture.

9. Luxembourg Garden

The Jardin du Luxembourg is the largest public park in Paris and is the garden of the French Senate, which is housed in the Luxembourg Palace. The garden is famed for its calm atmosphere. Surrounding the pond is a series of statues of former French queens. In the southwest corner, there is an orchard of apple and pear trees and a puppet theater. In addition, free musical performances are presented in a gazebo on the grounds and there is a small cafe restaurant nearby, under the trees, with both indoor and outdoor seating, which allows people enjoy the music over a glass of wine.

10. River Seine

The Seine is a slow-flowing major river and commercial waterway within the regions of Ile-de-France and Haute-Normandie and is famous as a romantic backdrop in photographs of Paris. It is also a tourist attraction, with excursion boats offering sightseeing tours of the Rive Droite and Rive Gauche. Nearly its whole length is available for recreational boating. There are 37 bridges over the River Seine just within Paris and dozens more spanning the river outside of the city.