Things to Do in Paris Near Our Louvre Hotel

Located in the 1st District in the most sought-after area of Paris, the Hotel Lumen is a Louvre hotel, just a stone’s throw away from the museum, the Place Vendôme and the Opera House. Located on the corner of Rue Saint Honoré, a fashionable Paris shopping boulevard, and just 150 meters from the Pyramides Metro stop, Hotel Lumen Paris Louvre is in the perfect location for being able to get to the top Paris activities and boutiques on Rue Saint Honoré and Rue Royale (Cartier, Chanel, Armani, Dior, Colette, etc.), the Palais Royal, and the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Avenue des Champs Elysées, with the unforgettable Place de la Concorde. From our hotel near the Louvre, it is a short walk to the Orangerie Museum, the Museum of Decorative Arts and, crossing the Seine, the Musée d’Orsay. A few Metrò stops away is the quarter of Saint Germain des Près, the Eiffel Tower and the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. Our Louvre hotel is just a few steps from the financial district which houses the Bourse de Paris (the French stock exchange) and several financial institutions. It is within one kilometer of Estee Lauder-Darphin, BNP, GAP, Google, Liz Claiborne, NATIXIS, Proctor & Gamble, Richemont, TOTAL, Telefonica Mexico, EMI Music and Chanel. The hotel is 24 kilometers from Charles DeGaulle Airport, 18 kilometers from Orly Airport, 20 kilometers from Bourget Airport and 81 kilometers from Beauvais Airport.

Top Ten Things to Do in Paris Near our Louvre Hotel

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.

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. 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.

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.

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 highest point in the city.

Luxembourg Garden 

The Jardin du Luxembourg is the largest public park in Paris and is the garden of the French Senate, which is itself 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 from which many people enjoy the music over a glass of wine.

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.

Place de la Concorde

The largest place in Paris, completed in 1763, is situated along the Seine, separating the Tuileries Gardens from the Champs Elysées. The Obelisk of Luxor, given by Egypt, was installed in 1836; it is at the center of an oval whose two centers are fountains. Among the places of interest which border the Place are the Galerie du Jeu de Paume and Musée de l'Orangerie and the Embassy of the United States.

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is known in France as La plus belle avenue du monde (The most beautiful avenue in the world). 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. The name is French for Elysian Fields, the place of the blessed dead in Greek mythology

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.

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.