Hotels in the neighborhood
Etoile Park Hotel
Just two steps from the Arc de Triomphe a majestic stone facade 3 star hotel welcomes you in the heart of Paris
Hotel Tilsitt Champs Elysees
3 star hotel in Paris near the Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe.
Hotel Bassano Elysees Paris
4 star hotel in Paris near the avenue Marceau between the Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower.
If you can't get around France to check out its many varied architectural wonders, then don't worry. For years the Museum of French Monuments (which takes up one floor of this extraordinary place) has been taking mouldings of exquisite buildings since the late 19th Century when Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (the Jean Nouvel of his time) realised that many were disappearing through negligence, development or war.
Walking through rooms of old doorways and window may not sound the most fascinating of things, but there is much to marvel at here (upper floors have recreations of gothic, vaulted ceilings that will amaze you), and modern architecture is not neglected either, with a whole floor given over to the design and mentality behind recent construction.
And because the building is set on a hill (with great views of the Eiffel Tower) you can also go down into a huge basement, then another, then another, making the museum a maze of rooms that is almost as intriguing as the exhibits themselves
Metro 6, 9 :
RER C :
Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel
Bus 22, 30, 32, 63
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