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The 4-star Hotel Powers is ideally located in the heart of Paris in the "Golden Triangle" formed by the Champs Elysées, Avenue George V and Avenue Montaigne. It is situated on the right bank in the 8th Arrondissement close to many of the major Paris attractions and headquarters of major global companies. It is 29 kilometers southwest of CDG-Charles DeGaulle Airport and 18 kilometers north of ORY-Orly Airport. The Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Avenue George V, the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, the Grand Palais and Bateaux Mouches (sightseeing boats) are all within 1 kilometer of the hotel. The Orsay Museum, Opera of Paris and Saint Germain Pres district are 3 kilometers away with the Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris and Cartier Foundation 5 kilometers from the hotel. Versailles Castle is 17 kilometers from Hotel Powers and Disneyland Paris is 45 Kilometers away.

Within 1 kilometer of Hotel Powers are LVMH Headquarters, HSBC, Financial District of LA Defense, Ambassade du Canada, Goldman Sachs, Sony Entertainment, Orrick Rambaud Martel, Hermes, Cartier, Christian Dior and Christie's. Ernst Young, AXA and Calyon are 3 kilometers away. The Exhibition Center Porte de Versailles is 5 kilometers from the hotel with the Congress Center 2 kilometers away. Villepinte is 24 kilometers from Hotel Powers.

Top 10 Things to Do in Paris

Tour Eiffel (The EiffelTower)

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 EiffelTower, 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 LouvrePalace 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 one of the more popular attractions in Paris, 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 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.

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.