AREA DESCRIPTION

The loft is located in the very historic heart of Paris, 10 minutes walk to most of the top sights. It is right at the  intersection/crossing of the 2nd, the ninth and the 10th "arrondissements" (districts) of Paris.

Paris landmarks walking distance from the loft
The Louvre museum and Pyramid 

99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

The Musée du Louvre is one of the world's largest museums, and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st  century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). With more than 8 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world's most visited museum. 

The Paris Opera 

8 rue Scribe, 75009 Paris

The Garnier Palace is a seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera. The Palais Garnier is "probably the most famous opera house in the world, a symbol of Paris like Notre Dame cathedral, the Louvre, or the Sacré Coeur basilica."

 

The Galeries Lafayette

40 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

Founded at the end of the 19th century, Galeries Lafayette is a department store and a symbol of French “art de vivre”, located on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement of Paris

 

Montmartre and Sacré-Coeur Basilica

35 rue du Chevalier-de-la-Barre,  75018 Paris

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris is a Roman Catholic church. It is a popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Construction began in 1875 and was finished in 1914

The Moulin Rouge

82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris

The Moulin Rouge is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance.

 

The Montorgueil area

Rue Montorgueil,  75002 Paris

The Rue Montorgueil neighborhood is a vibrant pedestrian area in the heart of Paris. One of Paris' permanent market streets, Rue Montorgueil boasts some of the best meat and fish markets in the city, along with renowned pastry shops like La Maison Stohrer, cozy bistros, boutiques, and bars diverse enough to please hipsters and traditionalists alike.

 

The shopping mall - Les Halles

Les Halles, 75002 Paris

Located in the heart of the capital, this huge market has been replaced by green space (the Garden of Les Halles), an underground shopping mall (Forum des Halles), and many places devoted to leisure (swimming pool, cinema). The RER station Châtelet - Les Halles, located just below the complex is the largest underground station in the world and allows access from the entire Paris region.

Centre Pompidou / Beaubourg

19 rue Beaubourg,  75004 Paris

The Pompidou Center is a complex in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Hallesrue Montorgueil and the Marais. It is the largest museum for modern art in Europe.  It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who decided its creation. The Centre Pompidou has had over 150 million visitors since 1977. 

The Grévin museum

10 Boulevard Montmartre, 75009 Paris

The  Wax museum was founded in 1882. The Musée Grévin now contains some 450 characters arranged in scenes from the history of France and modern life, including a panorama of French history from Charlemagne to Napoleon III, bloody scenes of the French Revolution, movie stars, and international figures such as Albert EinsteinMahatma Gandhi, and Pope John Paul II.  
 

 

 

The Saint-Martin canal

République, 75010 Paris

Today, the canal is a popular destination for Parisians and tourists who watch the barges navigate the series of locks and road bridges. There are also a number of popular restaurants and bars along it. Go for a walk along its banks for a very romantic moment.

Saint-Eustache Church

2 impasse Saint-Eustache 75002 Paris

Situated at the entrance to Paris's ancient markets (Les Halles) and the beginning of rue Montorgueil, St Eustache's is considered a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture. The church’s reputation was strong enough of the time for it to be chosen as the location for a young Louis XIV to receive communion. Mozart also chose the sanctuary as the location for his mother’s funeral. The present building was built between 1532 and 1632.

"Hôtel Drouot Richelieu"

9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris

 It is a large auction house in Paris, known for fine art, antiques, and antiquities. It was inaugurated on 1 June 1852.

 

Restaurant " Brasserie Flo "

7 cour des Petites Ecuries, 75010 Paris

Come through the arches of this little cobbled walkway, nestled in the heart of the 10th arrondissement in Paris, a stone's throw from the Gare de l'Est, and open your eyes and prepare your taste buds…! In an authentic setting dating from the 19th century, Brasserie FLO plunges you into the heart of Alsace and its gastronomy. Find all the conviviality of a great land over lunch or dinner. 

Restaurant " Chez Chartier "

7 rue du faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris

A restaurant doesn’t become a legend by accident, Chartier is over 100 years old and still in the very prime of life. The restaurant is dear to native Parisians and tourists from the world over. This place has known by the many famous and anonymous faces, who have dined there, on romantic dates, as a family or with friends. Watch the elegant to and fro of servers dressed in black vests and white aprons. The dishes are traditional but with a wide range of choices at frankly unbeatable prices. 

 

 

Freemasonery museum

16 rue Cadet, 75009 Paris

Created in 1889, the "musée de la franc-maçonnerie" now has a public exhibition tracing the history of lodges in France and their contribution to the country’s history over the past three centuries. This contribution extends to multiple fields : philosophy and politics, of course – from support for the Enlightenment in the eignteenth century to the Republican structures in the 1880s – aswell as religion, literature and the arts. The exhibition also examines the origins and range of symbols andrites, and explains the freemason initiation process.

Romantic Life museum

16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris

At the beginning of the 19th Century a large number of writers and artists settled in the 9th arrondissement, an area that they dubbed « Little Athens ». The house of portrait painter Ary Scheffer – now the Musée de la Vie Romantique – was visited by the stars of the time such as Chopin, Liszt, Dickens… and writer George Sand, to whom the museum is now partially dedicated.

 

 

Gustave Moreau museum

7 rue du faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris

The visitors may discover in the museum an incredibly rich universe - that of a great artist. Everywhere visitors will find the disconcerting mythological, literary and biblical themes dear to Moreau. Everywhere, forms and colours match each other. The painter's approach was initially academic and then symbolist, before becoming surprisingly modern and even almost abstract in his last years…

The Gourmet Chocolat museum

28 bd de Bonne Nouvelle, 75010 Paris

Choco-Story, the gourmet chocolate museum, recounts 4000 years of the history of cocoa and chocolate in words, pictures and flavours. The museum immerses its visitors in the amazing world of chocolate and leads him through a fascinating voyage over the ages. The experience is intense and awakens the senses..