The romantic Paris with crooked houses
The H4 Hotel Wyndham, Paris Pleyel boasts a convenient location and excellent connection to public transport such as the Paris Metro, making it an ideal starting point for excursions to many of the city’s greatest attractions. From here, you are only a short ride away from the center of Paris and can reach lots of interesting sights and places, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Disneyland Paris or the Jardin des Tuileries, within just a few minutes. Come, join us on a small tour through Paris!
Discover the attractions of Paris on the islands and along the banks of the Seine
Even beside absolute highlights such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame cathedral or the impressive Musée du Louvre, Paris has a lot to offer: Having made your way from the H4 Hotel Wyndham, Paris Pleyel towards the Île de la Cité at the center of Paris to visit Notre-Dame, which is currently undergoing reconstruction, you should definitely look a little further. Visit, for example, the island’s second church, named Sainte Chapelle. The High Gothic palace chapel is a part of the “Palais de la Cité”, the former royal residence.
Built in the 13th century, it impresses visitors with its rich interior decorations and ornate windows. Right next door, your Paris holiday program continues with the Conciergerie. The magnificent Gothic building likewise belongs to the former palace and was used as a courthouse and royal prison. Amongst others, Queen Marie-Antoinette was imprisoned here during the French Revolution. Afterwards, pay a quick visit to the neighboring Île Saint-Louis, which is connected to the Île de la Cité by bridge.
The apartments here are among the most expensive ones in Paris, and accordingly, the streets are lined with chic boutiques, noble restaurants, and trendy cafés. A special tip from the H4 Hotel Wyndham, Paris Pleyel for your excursion: They say that Berthillon has the best ice cream in all of Paris. Continue your stroll via the Pont Neuf bridge in the west of the Île de la Cité. It is Paris’ oldest surviving bridge across the Seine river and thus an attraction in its own right.
A boat trip on the Seine
A perfect way to discover all the famous Parisian attractions along the river is a boat tour on the Seine. The so-called “bateaux mouches” depart from the Pont de l’Alma bridge. The excursion by boat lasts a little over an hour and will take you from the Eiffel Tower all the way past the islands of the Seine and back. You will ride past the Louvre, the city hall, Notre-Dame, the Palais de Justice, the Musée d’Orsay, the Hôtel des Invalides, and many more.
Simply take the line 13 to “Miromesnil” and from there, the metro 9 directly to “Alma-Marceau” to get there from the H4 Hotel Wyndham, Paris Pleyel in less than half an hour.
Grand boulevards, exclusive shopping opportunities & a beautiful castle: Excursions in and around Paris
Extensive boulevards, impressive buildings, and picture-perfect parks like the Jardin des Tuileries or the Jardin du Luxembourg demonstrate the splendor of the French metropolis. During your stay in Paris, take a stroll along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées to get an idea of the city’s lavish boulevards. Or go window shopping along the Rue St. Honoré and the Place Vendôme – you will have to dig a little deeper into your pockets, however, if you want to buy a souvenir from one of the luxurious shops around here.
The Louvre with its extensive premises also bears witness to the grandeur of Paris. It was once a royal palace on the Seine and is known around the world today for one particular attraction: the Mona Lisa. The Sun King Louis XIV, meanwhile, preferred to turn his back on Paris and had a new palace built in quieter surroundings. In 1682, he moved to Versailles, 20 kilometers from the gates of the noisy and dirty capital city.
With its size and splendor as well as its huge park, this pleasure palace served to demonstrate the power of the French kings. The palace and gardens were imitated all around Europe. The ensemble, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, contains a number of museums as well as palace halls like the Hall of Mirrors, magnificent salons, a chapel, and the royal chambers. You should visit on a sunny day in order to admire the gardens in all their beauty. Whether by car or public transport, the ride to Versailles from the H4 Hotel Wyndham, Paris Pleyel takes about an hour.
An excursion to Montmartre: a more than picturesque attraction
If you want to discover the romantic side of Paris, with houses full of nooks and crannies, small shops, and metro signs in an intricate Art Nouveau style, you must go to Montmartre. The district, not far from the Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est train stations, is situated around the central hill of Montmartre – where, high above and looking almost like the work of a confectioner, sits the white basilica of Sacré-Cœur.
From the H4 Hotel Wyndham, Paris Pleyel, simply take the Metro 13 to “Place de Clichy” and switch to line 2 to “Anvers” in order to reach the basilica’s forecourt in just 20 minutes. From there, you can either make your way up through the park on foot or take a cable car. The view from above is fantastic, so be sure to take your time to really look around. Afterwards, you should explore the small streets along the back of the hill, where you can find small gardens and even a vineyard.
The Montmartre district, made famous by painters such as Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Degas, stretches down along the hillside. Many artists still live and work here to this day. As such, galleries and curiosity shops are the real attraction, inviting you to wander and take a look. By the way: Around the metro station “Pigalle”, you will find many clubs, cabarets, and variety shows – the most famous of which is probably the legendary Moulin Rouge.
Get to know the fascinating capital of France with its many and varied attractions and world-famous sights. Then, after a long day full of exciting excursions, spend a comfortable night in the new H4 Hotel Wyndham, Paris Pleyel! Need help booking tickets, understanding the map of the metro, or finding your way to Disneyland?
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