The Monuments by the Hotel

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The Hotel Relais Monceau is situated in the heart of Paris, and therefore it is easy and quick to get around to all the major monuments and sites: (everything is 15 or less minutes away) :

The sights of a first weekend in Paris
Champs Elysees Champs Elysees 20 “
Arc de Triomphe Arc de Triomphe 25 “
Musee du Louvre Musee du Louvre 30 “
Concorde Concorde 25 “
La Tour Eiffel Tour Eiffel 45 “
Notre Dame Notre Dame 50 “
Sacre Coeur Sacre Coeur 35 “
And to go a little further …
Eglise Saint Augustin Eglise Saint Augustin 5 “
Opera Garnier Opera Garnier 15 “
Eglise de la Madeleine Eglise de la Madeleine 17 “
Petits Palais et Grands Palais Petits Palais et Grands Palais 25 “
Musee du quai d’Orsay Musee du quai d'Orsay 35 “
Les Invalides Invalides 35 “
Jardins des Tuileries Jardins des Tuileries 25 “
Musee du quai Branly Musee du quai Branly 50 “
To discover Paris by an other way …
Parc Monceau Parc Monceau 5 “
Musee Nissim de Camondo Musee Nissim de Camondo 6 “
Musee Jacquemart Andre Musee Jacquemart Andre 6 “
Musee Cernuschi Musee Cernuschi 17 “
Musee de la Vie Romantique Musee de la Vie Romantique 17 “
Les Arts Decoratifs Les Arts Decoratifs 30 “
Musee Guimet Musee Guimet 37 “

 

Towards the West, in the same neighborhood, you can find the Orthodox Church of Paris, with its wonderful golden onion-shaped cupolas consecrated in 1861 by Saint-Alexander-Nevsky (it is the primary place of worship for the Russian orthodox community in France).

Towards the South is the Church of Saint Augustin with its impressive metal dome, dating back to 1860-1871; to the East is the Madeleine church designed in the neoclassical style and whose first stone was laid by Louis the 15th – it was consecrated only in 1845. At one point, there were plans to turn the Madeleine into Paris’ first train station or into a temple to honor Napoleon’s soldiers.

The Lycée Condorcet is nearby; it is a former monastery, designed by the famous Brongniart, and transformed into a school by Napoleon in 1803. Among its former pupils are Proust, the artists Jean Cocteau and Toulouse-Lautrec, the car manufacturer André Citroën, the photographer Nadar…