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Hotel Le Littré , a family-owned boutique hotel, is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris on the Left Bank between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Montparnasse. It is set in a neighborhood rich in art and culture with gardens, museums and unparalleled shopping nearby. Within walking distance are restaurants, brasseries and stores on Boulevard du Montparnasse, Rue de Rennes, Boulevard Saint Germain, Rue du Bac, Rue du Cherche Midi and Boulevard Raspail.

From the hotel, there is fast, direct access to the main attractions in Paris: Montparnasse Tower is 5 minutes away on foot; Luxembourg Gardens, the Senate, the Latin Quarter and Saint Sulpice church are 10 minutes way on foot; Rodin Museum is 15 minutes away on foot (1 kilometer); and Les Invalides is 20 minutes away on foot (1 kilometer). The Louvre Museum is 2 kilometers from the hotel or 10 minutes away on the bus. Opéra Garnier is 15 minutes away on the bus. Musée is d’Orsay and Porte de Versailles trade fair are both 15 minutes away on the subway (3 kilometers); The Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe are 20 minutes away on the subway or the bus (4 kilometers); Notre Dame Cathedral is 30 minutes away on foot or 15 minutes on the subway (2 kilometers); Sacré Cœur basilica is 30 minutes away on the subway. Also, a few minutes away are Necker and Cochin hospitals, the Pasteur Institute, Place de Catalogne, Unesco, embassies, to name a few. Other Paris attractions and museums within 1 to 2 kilometers include: Le Grand Palais and Petit Palais, Maillol Museum, Quai Branly Museum, The Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.

There are 4 subway stations 2 minutes from Hotel Le Littré : Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Saint Placide, Edgar Quinet and Rennes. The 4 subway lines to Paris main locations include:

  • Line 4: Notre Dame, the Latin Quarter (Saint Michel and Odéon), Châtelet les Halles, the Pompidou Center and Gare du Nord train station (Eurostar to London and Thalys to Brussels and Amsterdam)
  • Line 6: Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe
  • Line 12: Porte de Versailles, Concorde, Madeleine, Montmartre and the Sacré Cœur

Hotel Le Littré is 35 kilometers from CDG-Charles De Gaulle Airport, 15 kilometers from ORY-Orly Airport and 80 kilometers from BVA-Beauvais Airport.

Top Ten Things to Do in Paris

Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel)

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.

Invalides Museum

Located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, Les Invalides, officially known as L'Hôtel National des Invalides (The National Residence of the Invalids), houses the burial site of Napoleon Bonaparte as well as other French war heroes. Louis XIV initiated the project by an order dated 24 November 1670 as a home and hospital for aged and unwell soldiers. There are several museums and monuments in the complex of buildings, including the Musee de l’Armee, the military museum of the Army of France, Musee des Plans-Reliefs and the Musee d’Histoire Contemporaine.

Le 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 (Rive Droite) of the Seine. Nearly 35,000 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.

Orsay Museum

The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris on the Left Bank (Rive Gauche) 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.

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.

Montparnasse Tower (Tour Maine-Montparnasse)

Built on top of the Montparnasse – Bienvenue Paris Metro station, the Montparnasse Tower was, at the time of construction in 1969, the tallest building in France. The 59 floors of the tower are mainly occupied by offices. There is a terrace on the top floor that is open to the public for viewing the city as well as the Ciel de Paris restaurant on the 56th floor, which is also open to the public. The view from the terrace covers a radius of 25 miles (40 kilometers). The Tower is located in the Montparnasse area of Paris.

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.

The Pantheon

Located in the Latin Quarter of Paris, The Panthéon was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris. It was commissioned by King Louis XV who vowed in 1744 that if he recovered from his illness, he would replace the ruined church of the Abbey of St. Genevieve with an edifice worthy of the patron saint. Today, it functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. It is an early example of Neoclassicism, with a façade modeled after the Pantheon in Rome. Located in the 5th arrondissement on the Montagne Sainte-Genevieve, the Pantheon looks out over all of Paris. Voltaire’s statue is in the crypt of the Panthéon.

Arc de Triomphe and The Avenue des Champs-Élysées

The Arc de Triomphe, one of the most famous monuments in Paris, honored those who fought and died for France in the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is known in France as La plus belle avenue du monde (The most beautiful avenue in the world). The Place de la Concorde, the largest public square in Paris, completed in 1763, is situated along the Seine, separating the Tuileries Gardens from the Champs Elysées.

Opera (Opera de Paris)

The Opera de Paris was founded in 1669 by Louis XIV as the Académie d'Opéra. Shortly thereafter, it was placed under the leadership of Jean-Baptiste Lully and officially renamed the Académie Royale de Musique, but continued to be known more simply as the Opéra. Classical ballet as we know it today arose within the Paris Opera as the Paris Opera Ballet. Each year, the Opéra presents about 380 performances of opera, ballet and other concerts, to a total audience of about 800,000 people (of which 17% come from abroad).