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PARIS CULTURE

PARIS CULTURE

Paris is full of places to visit, shows to see, beautiful walks to do. Here are the main cultural sites in our district as well as some ideas of other more unusual ways to discover Paris!

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Paris Charms & Secrets

Paris Charms & Secrets is a special tour company which shows another side of the city through secret places, some of which even Parisians don’t know about. The guides use fascinating anecdotes to reveal the true soul of Paris.

Paris Charms & Secrets
www.parischarmssecrets.com

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Montmartre Love Wall

Square des Abbesses - 57018 Paris

The “Love Wall.” is an art installation by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito and a must for lovers from all over the world, meeting in Paris, the capital of romance. The wall, located about 15 minutes from the hotel, has “I love you” written in 311 languages or dialects.

Le Mur des Je t’aime
Square des Abbesses
57018 Paris

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La Place du Tertre

Place du Tertre - 75018 Paris

The Place du Tertre is a very touristy place, but one that evokes the time when Montmartre was the center of modern art. Picasso and many other famous artists used to live nearby. Today you can find artists there doing portraits and selling their art, plus it has a true countryside village feel.

Place du Tertre
75018 Paris

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Le Parc Monceau

+33 (0) 1 42 27 39 56
35 boulevard de Courcelles - 75008 Paris

The Parc Monceau is a gorgeous park filled with unusual art and architectural elements. Pyramids, statues of artists or antique columns merge with the vegetation in this romantic garden. A scene from the movie “Paris Je T’aime” was also shot there.

Parc Monceau
35 boulevard de Courcelles
75008 Paris
+33 (0) 1 42 27 39 56

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The Montmartre Cemetery

+33 (0) 1 53 42 36 30
20 avenue Rachel - 75018 Paris

Montmartre Cemetery is one of the most romantic cemeteries in the capital, home to a large number of celebrities from the world of entertainment, most of whom lived in the Montmartre neighborhood. It’s the final resting place of Sacha Guitry, Dalida, François Truffaut, Offenbach and many others.

Cimetière Montmartre
20 avenue Rachel
75018 Paris
+33 (0) 1 53 42 36 30

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4 roues sous 1 parapluie

Climb into a legendary Citroën 2CV and enjoy a guided tour by your driver to discover Paris in a fun and different way!
www.4roues-sous-1parapluie.com

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Paris Tuktuk

+33 (0) 6 27 72 73 92

Perhaps the subway isn’t for you? Don’t spot a taxis? Than try something new by opting for a tuktuk ride! There’s everything in Paris! Your vehicle can even pick you up at the hotel and take you anywhere! A truly original and cozy way to visit the capital. The “Very Good Trip” option also includes a bottle of chilled champagne to enjoy on your tour!

Paris Tuktuk
+33 (0) 6 27 72 73 92
www.paris-tuktuk.fr

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Boat Ride

What’s more romantic a tour along the water? Discover Marin D’Eau Douce, a company that rents electric boats that can be piloted without a license. These can travel on the Canal Saint Martin, the Ourcq Canal and the Bassin de la Villette and rented for varying lengths of time starting from an hour.

Marin d’Eau Douce
www.marindeaudouce.fr

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MONUMENTS

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

35 rue du Chevalier de la Barre - 75018 Paris

Located at the top of Montmartre, the Sacré-Cœur basilica is an emblematic monument of Paris offering one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the capital, 130 meters above sea level.

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur
35 rue du Chevalier de la Barre
75018 Paris

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Le Moulin de la Galette

75 rue Lepic - 75018 Paris

The Moulin de la Galette only one of two windmills still present in Montmartre. It was once a famous guinguette, outdoor dance garden. While the inside can’t be visited, you can see it from the street and there is refined restaurant for those looking to relive Impressionist times in Paris.

Le Moulin de la Galette
75 rue Lepic
75018 Paris

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L’Opéra Garnier

+33 (0) 1 71 25 24 23
8 rue Scribe - 75009 Paris

The Opera Garnier is probably one of the most famous opera houses in the world.
The auditorium is decorated in sumptuous red velvet and a huge chandelier hangs from the ceiling painted by Chagall.
If you are interested in attending a performance (an opera, ballet, recital or concert), then book your tickets in advance directly on their website. Be sure to arrive punctually as latecomers can only enter at intermission.

L’Opéra Garnier
8 rue Scribe
75009 Paris
+33 (0) 1 71 25 24 23
www.operadeparis.fr

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Sainte Trinité Church

Place d’Estienne d’Orves - 75009 Paris

The Eglise de la Sainte Trinité is a Catholic church built between 1861 and 1867. It’s one of the loveliest churches in Paris. Poke your head inside or light a candle for a loved one.

Eglise de la Sainte Trinité
Place d’Estienne d’Orves
75009 Paris

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La Madeleine

Place de la Madeleine - 75008 Paris

La Madeleine is both a neighborhood area and a church. The building itself looks like a classical Greek or Roman temple. Inside, this huge church is no less spectacular. The walls are adorned with wonderful artworks. It is also a very popular concert venue. Forget about time and enjoy the moment!

La Madeleine
Place de la Madeleine
75008 Paris
www.eglise-lamadeleine.com

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MUSEUMS

Musée de la Vie Romantique

01.55.31.95.67
16, rue Chaptal
75009 Paris

Built in 1830, it was once the home of painter Ary Scheffer. It displays art and objects from the early to mid 19th century Romantic Movement. The ground floor of the museum is devoted to the famous French female writer George Sand and you can also visit Ary Scheffer’s art studio. Enjoy the beautiful museum garden, a peaceful haven where you can savor a cup of tea.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Closed some public holidays.
Adult tickets: 3.30 – 9€ (temporary exhibits) – Free (permanent collections)

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Musée du Parfum Fragonard

01.47.42.04.56
9, Rue Scribe
75009 Paris

A former theater, this beautiful place reveals the secrets of the best perfume maker of Grasse, the world’s capital of perfume in the South of France and illustrates the 3,000 years of perfume history.
Open from Monday to Saturday 9am to 5:30pm.

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Musée Gustave Moreau

01.48.74.38.50
14, Rue de la Rochefoucauld
75009 Paris

Located in the heart of the New Athens district, very close to the hotel this building was the home and studio of painter Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), famous for his allegorical and mythological subjects. Bequeathed to the State, as well as the collections of the artist, it became a museum in 1902.
Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 12:45pm and 2pm to 5:15 and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5:15pm
Tickets: 6€ – Students (under 26) 4€. Free the first Sunday of the month.

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Musée Grévin

01.47.70.85.05
10, Boulevard Montmartre
75009 Paris

This museum was created in 1882, almost 50 years after the Tussaud Museum in London, on the initiative of Arthur Meyer and funded by a woman from Strasbourg married to an Englishman. This type of museum met the new desire of the general public to be able to identify with famous figures of their era, since photography was not yet used in the press. With his unique profile as a caricaturist, theater costume designer and sculptor, Alfred Grévin was the ideal person to give shape to the characters.
Open daily from 10:00 to 6:30
Tickets 24.50€ (adults), 17,50€ (children)

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Le Bal

+33 (0) 1 44 70 75 50
6, impasse de la Défense - 75018 Paris

The ball is an exhibition venue dedicated to the documentary photography, video and film. It features a contemporary, rich and varied cultural programming and a nice cafe.
Le Bal
6, impasse de la Défense
75018 Paris
+33 (0) 1 44 70 75 50
www.le-bal.fr

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ART GALERIES

Paris is full of galleries displaying a range of modern and contemporary art. The 6th arrondissement (the Saint Germain des Prés district) houses more galleries of furniture, classical art, objets d’arts, while contemporary art galleries are concentrated more in the Marais district (3rd arrondissement).

A selection of classic art galleries in the Saint Germain des Pres district

Galerie Claude Bernard

+33 (0) 1 43 26 97 07
5-7, rue des Beaux-Arts - 75006 Paris

Galerie Claude Bernard
5-7, rue des Beaux-Arts
75006 Paris
+33 (0) 1 43 26 97 07
www.claude-bernard.com

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Galerie Lara Vincy

+33 (0) 1 43 26 72 51
47 rue de Seine - 75006 Paris

Galerie Lara Vincy
47 rue de Seine
75006 Paris
+33 (0) 1 43 26 72 51
www.lara-vincy.com

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Galerie de Vallois

+33 (0) 1 46 34 61 07
36, rue de Seine - 75006 Paris

Galerie de Vallois
36, rue de Seine
75006 Paris
+33 (0) 1 46 34 61 07
www.galerie-vallois.com

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A selection of contemporary art galleries in the Marais

Galerie Daniel Templon

+33 (0) 1 42 72 14 10
30 rue Beaubourg - 75003 Paris

Galerie Daniel Templon
30 rue Beaubourg
75003 Paris
+33 (0) 1 42 72 14 10
www.danieltemplon.com

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Galerie Yvon Lambert

108 rue Vieille du Temple - 75003 Paris

Galerie Yvon Lambert
108 rue Vieille du Temple
75003 Paris
www.yvon-lambert.com

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THEATERS, CABARETS, CONCERT HALLS, CINEMAS

The 9th arrondissement is the district of Paris which houses the largest number of theaters of the capital.

Le Moulin Rouge

+33 (0) 1 53 09 82 82
82 boulevard de Clichy - 75018 Paris

The Moulin Rouge, a parisian cabaret from the late 19th-century reflective of the height of the Belle Epoque period. Considered the spiritual birthplace of the can-can dance, it offers a fantastic show which attracts visitors from around the world. If you don’t plan on attending a show, it’s still worthwhile to at least go and see the building lit up at night.

Le Moulin Rouge
82 boulevard de Clichy
75018 Paris
+33 (0) 1 53 09 82 82
www.moulinrouge.fr

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Casino de Paris

08 92 69 89 26
16 Rue Clichy
75009 Paris

Inaugurated in 1880, this prestigious hall with its Art Nouveau façade, enhanced by mosaics and stained glass windows is considered the King of Paris Music Halls. It was here that Mistinguett had her debut in 1893 but also the first nude act in the history of the music hall in 1919. In its golden age it headlined the likes of Joséphine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Zizi Jeanmaire and Line Renaud. Today, the legendary venue showcases big name French singers and comedians.

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Théâtre Mogador

+33 (0) 1 53 32 32 32
25, rue de Mogador - 75009 Paris

Le Théâtre Mogador is a Parisian music hall founded in 1919 and mainly used for operettas. In the 30s, the show of Mistinguett “ça c’est Parisien” was performed here and was a huge success.
Since 2005, it has been run by the Stage Entertainment group and headlines an eclectic programme, mainly of musicals making it a little piece of Broadway in Paris.

Théâtre Mogador
25, rue de Mogador
75009 Paris
+33 (0) 1 53 32 32 32
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Le Théâtre de Paris

+33 (0) 1 48 74 25 37
15 rue Blanche - 75009 Paris

For more than a century this venue has welcome big names like Belmondo, Hossein, Georges Wilson, Alain Delon and Romy Schneider. It’s great success incited its management to open a more intimate 300-seat hall called the Petit Théâtre de Paris.
Le Théâtre de Paris
15 rue Blanche
75009 Paris
+33 (0) 1 48 74 25 37
www.theatredeparis.com

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La Comédie de Paris

42 rue Pierre Fontaine - 75009 Paris

La Comédie de Paris is a Parisian theater founded in 1929, specializing in comedy and located at the foot of Montmartre.

La Comédie de Paris
42 rue Pierre Fontaine
75009 Paris
www.comediedeparis.com

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La grande Comédie

42,rue de Clichy
75009 Paris

A great place to enjoy an evening of laughter, this friendly theater was opened at the beginning of 2006 and puts on mainly french comic plays.

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La Cigale

+33 (0) 1 49 25 89 99
120 boulevard de Rochechouart - 75018 Paris

Created in 1887, today this theatre is a classified historic monument. At that time, this beautiful Italian-style theatre was a cabaret which welcomed the great names of French. In the 1940s it converted into a popular cinema, but in recent years it has focused more on rock concerts.

La Cigale
120 boulevard de Rochechouart
75018 Paris
+33 (0) 1 49 25 89 99
www.lacigale.fr

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Le Trianon

+33 (0) 1 44 92 78 00
80 boulevard de Rochechouart - 75018 Paris

Le Trianon is a theatre and concert hall that has had many lives since it first opened in 1895. IT was patronized by artists, dancers and singers like Mistinguett, La Goulue and dancer-contortionist Valentin le Désossé.
It is a vast and beautiful building containing a theater, ballroom, winter garden and art deco restaurant.

Le Trianon
80 boulevard de Rochechouart
75018 Paris
+33 (0) 1 44 92 78 00
www.letrianon.fr

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Bus Palladium

01 45 26 80 35
6, rue Fontaine
75009 Paris

The Bus Palladium is both a contemporary restaurant, a nightclub, a private lounge and a 70s-style concert hall. An ideal place for rock music lovers.
Le Bus Palladium
6 rue Pierre Fontaine
75009 Paris
+33 (0) 1 45 26 80 35
www.lebuspalladium.com

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L’Olympia’

28, Boulevard des Capucines
75009 Paris

Created as a music-hall in 1894, it became a cinema during the Occupation before it was bought by Bruno Coquatrix in 1952. Brassens, Piaf, Joséphine Baker and Sydney Bechett made the venue famous, and even today, it attracts the world’s top musical talent. However, the price of the tickets is equal to the level of the stars!

L’Olympia
28 boulevard des Capucines
75009 Paris
www.olympiahall.com

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Ciné 13 Théâtre

+33 (0) 1 42 54 15 12
1 avenue Junot - 75018 Paris

Nestled in the heart of Montmartre, close to the Moulin de la Galette and near the Moulin Rouge (our area), the Ciné 13 Théâtre is a creative melting pot for theater, music and dance. The room seems to have been designed for couples with its love seats! It has a special charming décor created in 1983 by actor Claude Lelouch for the shooting of the movie Edith & Marcel.

Ciné 13 Théâtre
1 avenue Junot
75018 Paris
+33 (0) 1 42 54 15 12
www.cine13-theatre.com

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Galerie Thaddaeus Roppac

+33 (0) 1 42 72 99 00
7 rue Debelleyme - 75003 Parigi

Galerie Thaddaeus Roppac
7 rue Debelleyme
75003 Parigi
+33 (0) 1 42 72 99 00
www.ropac.net

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