A city like no other, Paris is rich with history, architecture, and style. And right in the heart of Paris is the Prince de Galles on Avenue George V, steps away from what has been called the most beautiful avenue in the world: the Champs-Elysées. With exclusive boutiques, cafés, and restaurants along the tree-lined avenue and on adjacent streets, an added "je ne sais quoi" of romance, flair, and allure is always within reach. Major landmarks in the vicinity include the Grand Palais, built in 1900 for the World's Fair, and the Arc de Triomphe, ordered by Napoleon as a memorial to the French Grand Army.
Wander through the "beaux quartiers" and discover lesser-known jewels such as the Petit Palais, a smaller museum that showcases masterpieces from Delacroix, Courbet, and Ingres. A visit to Paris would not be complete without a walk along the Seine and its beloved bridges. One of the most distinctive and elegant, the Alexandre III bridge, is a short walk away from the hotel. The nymphs on the arches depict the Seine and the Neva rivers, in honor of Tsar Alexandre III, whose son Nicholas II laid the first stone in 1896. Go to the source and learn about the history of fashion at the Musée de la Mode, a Renaissance-style palace that displays the history of French fashion from the 18th century to today.
Other points of interests include the many Parisian gardens such as the Tuileries, and the secret passages and corridors that connect streets and alleys throughout the city—Galerie Colbert, Galerie Vivienne, and Passage Choiseul to name a few. To get a feel for the mysteries of the past, visit the Père Lachaise cemetery, or, if you’re brave enough, the Catacombs. Tired of walking? A horse calèche ride around the Eiffel Tower is a dazzling way to end the day.
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