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Discover scores of world-class Paris attractions right next to the Bourgogne & Montana. The Place du Palais Bourbon is an amazing historical setting. An island of calm right in the centre of the city, it looks like a pretty provincial square. Surrounded by wide pavements, a brasserie with a terrace which is ideal for sunny days, elegant shops, and the harmonious architecture of the National Assembly building, you could almost forget you are in Paris. And yet, as soon as you step outside this sanctuary of calm, there is the Esplanade des Invalides on one side, with its glints of gold, and on the other side you come straight out at the Pont de la Concorde. The bridge offers one of the best views in Paris: in front of you is the Place de la Concorde, broad and buzzing with life, with a glimpse of the columns of the Madeleine Church at the end of the Rue Royale; to the left is the glass roof dome of the Grand Palais; on your right are the trees of the Tuileries gardens, and in the distance the crowning glory of the Sacré Coeur.
Surrounded by ministries and embassies, interior decorators boutiques and many restaurants, the neighbourhood is buzzing with people during the week, but seems to come to a halt in the evenings and at weekends. Rue du Bac and Saint Germain des Prés are about ten minutes walk away, through attractive little streets with a forgotten charm.
The Bourgogne & Montana Hotel is close to the Orsay Museum and the River Seine. The Assemblée Nationale metro station is just a few steps away.
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A complex of buildings initiated by King LOUIS XIV as a home and hospital for war veterans, easily recognizable with the stunning gold dome of Saint-Louis-des-Invalides Cathedral. A monumental sarcophagus contains Napoleon's ashes. Another building houses the Army Museum.
Place de la Concorde
The largest place in Paris, completed in 1763, is situated along the Seine, separating the Tuileries Gardens from the Champs Elysées. The Obelisk of Luxor, given by Egypt, was installed in 1836; it is at the center of an oval whose two centers are fountains. Among the places of interest which border the Place are the Galerie du Jeu de Paume and Musée de l'Orangerie and the Embassy of the United States.
Grand Palais & Petit Palais
An architectural jewel of the 1900 World Fair, the nave of the Grand Palais has been magnificently restored and is typical of Art Nouveau style. The Petit Palais displays a rich collection of paintings, art objects and porcelains.
Animated by an irrepressible lust for life, Saint-Germain-des-Prés is renowned for its legendary bistros, restaurants and jazz clubs. Shoppers will find everything from rare books and antiques to the latest fashion and designers boutiques.
The Louvre Museum is the most visited and one of the oldest and largest art galleries and museums in the world. It has a long history of artistic conservation inaugurated in the Capetian dynasty until today. Many of the world's most precious works of art are displayed, including the Joconde (Mona Lisa), Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace; it has extensive collections housed in the 3 wings of the Museum.
It exhibits an impressive collection of the works of the French artist Auguste RODIN, among which the famous sculptures of "The Kiss" and "The Thinker". The garden, which can be visited separately, is dotted with sculptures including "the Dates of Hell".
Quai Branley Museum
The Museum, inaugurated in 2006, features art, culture and civilisations from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. It occupies four buildings designed by architect Jean Nouvel, one of which is covered by a 800 sq. mt. vegetal wall.
Originally built for Louis XIV's daughter, the Duchess of Bourbon in 1728, it became the property of Prince de Condé who developpd the building as it is seen today. It now holds the National Assembly and can be visited at certain times.
Situated in the majestic building of the former Orsay train station, the Orsay Museum exhibits paintings and sculptures from the years 1848 to 1914. Some masterpieces by Van Gogh,, Monet, Degas, Cézanne and Klimt can be admired.