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Museum d'Orsay

Hotel "Stayability" Index  (Five is the highest rating possible) 1, rue de Bellechasse, 62, rue de Lille, Paris, 75007 33 1 40 49 48 14 - Groups: adults 33 1 45 49 16 15  Solférino /   Musée d'Orsay  /   24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94   Museum d'Orsay History It's hard to believe this light-filled collection of art was once a train station. The station was built by Victor Laloux and inaugurated in 1900 for that year's Universal Exhibition. After having received the first electric trains in France, the station was closed in 1939, a victim of progress as newer bigger stations were built. It was registered as a listed and protected building in 1978. The museum was opened in...

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France Train Information

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Tuileries and Opera

The 19th-century grandeur of Baron Haussmann's Grands Boulevards offsets the bustle of bankers, theater-goers, sightseers and shoppers who frequent the area around the Opera. Throughout the neighborhood, a profusion of shops and department stores draw the crowds. Much of the area's older character is found in the early 19th-century shopping arcades, with elaborate steel and glass roofs which are known as "galleries" or "passages" and were restored to their former glory in the 1970s. Gallery Vivienne, which is the choicest, has an elaborate, patterned mosaic floor. the Passage des Panoramas, Passage Verdeau and the tiny Passage des Princes are more old school Parisian. The streets abound with food shops of all kinds, noted for their mouthwatering displays of expensive jams,...

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Ile de la Cite - Notre Dame

Hotel "Stayability" Index   (Five is the highest rating possible) Ile de la Cite is considered the birthplace of Paris (Complete Paris History). Among Paris' original attractions, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Palais de Justice, and Sainte Chapelle continue to draw tourists to the Ile de la Cite. Ile de la Cite translates into Island of the City in English. Along with the Sainte Chapelle, la Conciergerie was part of the original royal Palace here on the Ile de la Cite. The Gothic vaulted Salle des Gens d'Armes and massive kitchens with four huge fireplaces remain from the medieval period. The palace became a prison under the watch of the Concierge during the Reign of Terror after the French Revolution. Outside, the...

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