7 ARRONDISSEMENT Eiffel Tower – Musee d’Orsay
The 7 Arrondissement is a rather calm residential neighbourhood, despite being the home of tourist attractions as the Tour Eiffel and the Musee d’Orsay, which are heavily visited.
7 Arrondissement. By john weiss
HOTEL DE LONDRES EIFFEL 1, rue Augereau. Metro: Ecole Militarie. The Londres Eiffel Rive Gauche is a small and elegant three star hotel, you can see the monument illuminated at night really close. Price range 185-220 Euros.
LE DUC DE SAINT SIMON 14, rue de Saint Simon. Metro: Rue du Bac. Classy and sophisticated, one of the most charming boutique hotels in Paris. Price range 219 – 360 Euros
FOOD & DRINK
LE CAFFE DE LETTRES 53, rue de Verneuil. Metro: Solferino. The café has a pretty courtyard ideal for a stopover, just behind the Musee d’Orsay.
LES OLIVADES 41, Avenue de Segur. Metro: Segur. Traditional cuisine in one of the chic quarters of Paris.
ANDROUET 37, rue de Verneuil. Metro: Rue du Bac. Handcrafted and farm cheeses since 1909. Heaven for cheese lovers.
JEUSSELIN Charcuterie selling all kind of delicatessen, the finest fresh foie gras, french sausages and hams.
RUE CLER Rue Cler is one of the best Paris streets. Most of the cobbled street is pedestrian and has the best choice of specialty food stores.
ANDROUET. By Andi Fisher
TOUR EIFFEL Metro: Trocadero. For an astonishing view of a glittering Paris, visit the monument at dusk, just when Paris lights begin to shine. Open until midnight.
MUSEE D’ORSAY 1, rue de Bellechasse. Metro: Solferino. Housed on an originally railway station the museum is known for its collection of impressionist paintings.
SIGHTSEEING My Special Places
Pont Alexandre III The bridge connects the Eiffel quarter with the 8th Arrondissement, the Champs Elysees quarter. A marvel of exuberant art nouveau lamps, golden-winged horses at either end, cherubs and nymphs, the bridge is one of the most romantic settings in Paris, specially on a summer night.
Musee du Quai Branly 206-208 rue de Universite. Metro: Alma-Marceau. Opened in June 2006, the museum shows an impressive collection of ethnographic works of non Western civilizations. The exterior wall of the building is a vertical garden designed by Patrick Blanc. The restaurant in the museum, Les Ombres, is a magic site to enjoy a flute of champagne at the lovely terrace with a view of the Tour Eiffel.
Pont Alexandre III. By Airdecker. www.airdecker.net