Experience a Paris the world knows and one it doesn't. One that plays to its strengths - the old, new and everything in between. There's so much to see in so little time. So, we've picked out the spots where the City of Light is even brighter. Grab a coffee and a croissant on your way out and get ready to explore the city.
Art is not just for walls; it’s for living. At Pullman Paris Montparnasse, we have immersive art around every corner to spark your creativity and inspire your mind. But when you head outside, see more than the tourist gallery checklist. Head to the Atelier des Lumières for digital and experience-based art, Palais Galliera - the City of Paris Fashion Museum, or the nearby contemporary art venue Fondation Cartier. There are also plenty of smaller, often overlooked museums that take art to the next level. Check out the Palais de Tokyo with its eye-opening contemporary art exhibitions.
Paris may be known for romance, but it’s also great for traveling families. Consider the city one giant playground filled with amazing museums like La Maison des Contes et des Histoires with storytelling for kids up to 13 years old. Iconic sites like the Eiffel Tower and parks like Le Jardin des Plantes with the second oldest zoo in the world. Not to mention countless crepe stands dotted around Paris to refuel. The kids will enjoy the city just as much as the adults.
Rather than turning on the TV in-between meetings– take a stroll around our neighborhood. This is the place to hit the shops, and if you only shop in one Parisian neighborhood, Saint-Germain is it. Start in Le Bon Marché, Paris’s oldest department store then work your way through the countless independent boutiques that line Rue de Rennes. Montparnasse may fly under the radar, but this vibrant destination was once brimming with artists and writers - Picasso, Modigliani, Hemingway, Man Ray, and Trotsky raised a glass here. On the Left Bank of the river Seine you’ll find cultural sights, foodie streets and leafy parks. Skyscraper Tour Montparnasse and Gare Montparnasse station are well known. And with plenty of iconic bistros and cafés, you’ll find it’s still alive with the buzz of the Roaring Twenties.
Your first or fifteenth time in Paris? Forget the old favorites; the city has brand-new destinations to discover. You'll find Ilôt Gaîté ecosystem, Paris' most ambitious and largest urban rejuvenation project to date, just moments from the hotel. There's a shopping mall, food court with 25 restaurants and 13 000 sqm of co-working space.
Hit the cobbled streets to the Eiffel Tower and Louvre, then head back at night when almost all the crowds have gone. Stroll Rue des Barres in Le Marais, discover Jardin De Reuilly – a ‘hidden’ garden in the middle of Paris and steal a kiss at Pont des Arts. Hungry for love? Book a boat trip on the Seine with 3-course meal, learn to make macarons with a pastry chef at École Ritz Escoffier or try the Secret Montmartre Food Tour. This is why the world calls Paris the City of Love.
Get energized in your room, at our Power Fitness Studio open 24/7 or throw on your running shoes and hit the Jardin du Luxembourg or the 2-mile running loop along the Seine that passes the Musée D’Orsay and Notre-Dame.
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