What to see in the City of Light
The City of Light offers endless opportunities for culture and leisure, so choosing is not that easy. We would like to suggest some places that anybody visiting Paris shouldn’t miss; these are our ‘10 essential visits’:
The Eiffel Tower
Inaugurated in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition, it became the symbol of Paris. It was one of the finalists in the contest to find the New Wonders of the World. Hotel Neva is less than 2 km from this monument.
The Gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame is one of the oldest and most beautiful in the world. It is surrounded by the water of the Seine and has been witness to the history of the city of Paris since 1245
Les Champs Elysées
This avenue, the most famous in the world, runs for almost 2 km from the historical square of Madame la Guillotine up to the arch that celebrates Napoleon’s victory over the army of the Tsar Alexander I in 1805.
In Les Invalides you will find the Army Museum, the Army School, l’Hôtel des Invalides and the sarcophagus of Napoleon Bonaparte.
The area of Montmartre was where the Paris bohemian movement of the 19th century started. It is best known for the mythical Moulin Rouge and especially for the impressive church of le Sacré-Coeur.
The Louvre Museum, considered the best museum in the world by many, is probably best known for its star piece, La Gioconda by Leonardo Da Vinci. The Neva Hotel is only about 5km from this art gallery.
The Sainte-Chapelle. Situated in the Île de la Cité, the Sainte-Chapelle is considered one of the master pieces of the Gothic period. Different relics are preserved in this building.
The Latin Quarter is a historical Parisian area that was named after the Sorbonne students who used to speak Latin during the Middle Ages. The Pantheon and the Luxembourg Gardens are a must-see.
Place de la Bastille
The Place de la Bastille. This is a very important historical place that became the main symbol of the French Revolution.
The Père-Lachaise Cemetery. Among its more than 70,000 tombs are those of famous people like Oscar Wilde, Marcel Proust, Édith Piaf, Jim Morrison, Chopin, Albert Camus and Balzac. It welcomes many visitors every year.