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When you stay at the Hotel Plaza Elysées you are near near the famous Champs-Elysees and to most of the top monuments of Paris. Here's a selection:
The Arc de Triomphe
Do not forget to visit the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the avenue, built in the mid eighteenth century to commemorate Napoleon's victories. Admission is about EUR 6, free for children under 12 years. Hours: 9:30 to 11:00 p.m. daily from April to October, and 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily from November to March.
Paris City Sightseeing tours
Visit Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame de Paris, the Champs Elysees, Versailles and Giverny... Cityrama organizes tours of Paris, dinner cruises on the Seine.
The Champs Elysees
The Champs-Élysées Christmas Lights will sparkle from 5 pm to midnight daily until Sunday 8 January 2017, and all night long on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Now a Champs-Élysées tradition, the Christmas Lights thrill visitors of all ages year after year and help raise the avenue’s international profile.
The Committee has achieved energy savings since 2007: electricity consumption has been drastically reduced by the use of LED technology, falling from 480,000 kWh to 10,990 kWh throughout the Christmas Lights. An electricity-generating offset scheme was introduced in 2011.
Other events will also be held on the avenue, including:
– Christmas Market from 11 November to 2 January
– Car-free day on Sunday 4 December
– Light show at the Arc de Triomphe on New Year’s Eve
– New Year’s Day parade from 1 pm
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower, the world-famous landmark was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1889, commemorating the centenary of the Revolution. The Tower is 350 meters high!
Walking distance from the Hotel Plaza Elysées 5 minutes.
HISTORY OF THE MONUMENT
Construction and restoration.
A quintessential Gothic cathedral, building started in 1163 and lasted over 170 years. Until the building of Amiens Cathedral in the 13th century, it was the largest religious building in the West. Between 1847 and 1864, Lassus and Viollet-le-Duc restored part of the sculpted decorations, and even reconstructed parts basing their work on old documents and works in the Cathedrals of Chartres, Reims and Amiens. It was during this restoration that Viollet-le-Duc was inspired to create the 56 chimera that adorn the tower gallery today.
The belfry houses the biggest bell of Notre-Dame, Emmanuel, the bourdon or tenor bell, weighing 13 tons, which visitors can see before entering the panoramic terrace that affords a 360-degree view over Paris.
A Gothic masterpiece listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the cathedral became the stuff of legend thanks to Victor Hugo's novel, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, published in 1831.
Notre Dame Cathedral
The Cathedral is open every day of the year 8:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. (7:15 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays) Admission is free.
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CHRISTMAS: THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF GIFTS
NOVEMBER, 7TH - DECEMBER, 31ST 2017
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