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Hotel Plaza Tour Eiffel is located in Paris' exclusive 16th district at the border of Avenue Victor Hugo, close to many of the top things to do in Paris. The Trocadero Gardens, a favorite location for fashion photographers, is a two minute walk from the hotel with the Eiffel Tower and Champs-de-Mars just beyond. A little further away in the other direction is the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees and the Golden Triangle with its galaxy of museums, theaters, cinemas, top restaurants and elegant shops. Palais de Chaillot is also nearby. The Trocadero metro station (lines 6 and 9) provides direct access to the major cultural sightseeing of Paris and business locations. The Charles DeGaulle Airport (CDG) is 30 kilometers away with Orly Airport 18 kilometers from the hotel.
Within 5 kilometers are the Louvre, Rolland Garros Stadium, Notre Dame Cathedral and Hippodrome de Longchamps. Within 8 kilometers are Montmartre / Sacre Coeur Church, La Defense and Bastille Place. The Palace of Versailles is 17 kilometers away with the Stade de France 11 kilometers from the hotel. Many large companies are near the hotel. Within 2 kilometers are LaFarge Corporation, Kepler Equities, Capco, Fresenius Kabi Pharmaceutical, Dior, Murex and the Spanish Embassy. The United States Embassy and the Canadian Embassy are just 3 kilometers away, OECD is 5 kilometers from the hotel and Sodexo is 15 kilometers away.
Top Ten Things to do in Paris
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.
Bateaux Parisiens (River Cruise) on the 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.
The Trocadero Gardens
Le Jardin du Trocadero, (theTrocadero Garden), graces the hill of Chaillot just below the Palais de Chaillot. The name "chaillot" comes from the French word for a rocky hill. Napoleon I had a house to his son built on the same spot. Around 1823, Louis XVIII wanted to commemorate the taking of the town of Trocadero, Spain, by the Duc d'Angoulême, by building the Villa Trocadéro on the hill of Chaillot. The Villa was never constructed, but, the name stuck. The Trocadero Garden covers 93,930 square meters, extending from the Palais de Chaillot to the River Seine.
Place de la Concorde
The Place de la Concorde, the largest place (public square) 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 du Concorde are the Galerie du Jeu de Paume, Musée de l'Orangerie and the Embassy of the United States.
Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the center of the Place de Charles de Gaulle at the western end of the Champs Elysees. The Arc de Triumphed honor those who fought and died for France in the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles is a royal chateau located in Versailles, which is about 20 kilometers southwest of Paris and easily accessible by train. The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarch of the Ancient Regime.