Paris is more than just a city; it’s a mosaic of villages and neighborhoods (Montmartre, Belleville, Saint Germain des Près, Batignolles…), each with its own identity, each different from the others. You’ll soon fall under the spell of their architecture, their appearance and their atmosphere.
From Les3chambres you can get to the main monuments and museums of Paris on foot: 20 minutes from the Louvre, 30 minutes from the Musée d’Orsay, 45 minutes from the Eiffel Tower and only 10 minutes from Montmartre.
The best way to get a feel for Paris is on foot. Take the time to head off in search of the city and its inhabitants as they really are, together with their mysteries and historical anecdotes.
Street by street, seek out the unusual, soak up the personality of each of the different neighborhoods, where craftspeople, artists and shopkeepers await you in their workshops and boutiques.
The eiffel tower
The Eiffel Tower, 324 meter tall, is located on the Champs de Mars on the left banks of the Seine river and was constructed by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 for the Universal exhibition in Paris.
The tower has three levels for visitors. The top level’s upper platform is 276 m (906 ft) above the ground. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift to the first and second levels. The climb from ground level to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the climb from the first level to the second. The top level is accessible only by lift.
Musée Nissim de Camondo
One of the most sumptuous private homes from the early 20th century in Paris. Moïse de Camondo, a reputed Parisian banker during the Belle Epoque, was a passionate collector of French furniture and art objects from the eighteenth century. In 1911, he hired architect René Sergent to build a private mansion next to Parc Monceau that would be worthy of this collection and suitable for his family.
Montmartre is a district full of authentic charm, only 10 minutes walking distance from Les3chambres, famous for the Sacré-Coeur basilica and a magnificent view of Paris. After visiting the basilica, visitors enjoy strolling around this historic area: there is Place du Tertre and its famous caricaturists, the Espace Dalí, the Montmartre grapevines, the cabaret du Lapin Agile, the Musée Montmartre.The walk continues down to the world famous Moulin Rouge cabaret. A few minutes walk from the Moulin Rouge, in SoPi (South Pigalle), the tea room in the garden of the Musée de la Vie Romantique is a delightful place to stop for refreshments.
Les Passages couverts
Former shopping centers of today, these galleries dating from the 19th century are often a little known aspect of Paris.
They lead you to the heart of an unusual Paris, between quaint shops and architectural beauty. Coming out of les3chambres you will reach the Louvre Museum via 4 interconnecting walkways, Passage Verdeau, Passage des Panoramas, Passage Jouffroy and the Galerie Vivienne. By the tiny Passage des 2 Pavillons, you will arrive in the gardens of the Palais Royal.
THE RUSSIAN AVANT GARDE
From March 28th to July 16th, 2018
The exhibition devoted by the Centre Pompidou to the Russian avant-garde between 1918 and 1922 focuses on the work of three of its iconic figures: Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky and Kasimir Malevich. It also presents works by teachers and students of the Vitebsk art school founded in 1918 by Chagall.
MUSEE DE L’ORANGERIE
THE WATER LILIES. American Abstract Art
From April 13th to August 20th, 2018
In 1955, Alfred Barr brought one of Monet’s large panels of Water Lilies into the collection of the MOMA in New York, at a time when these great “decorations”, still in the studio in Giverny, were beginning to attract the attention of collectors and museums. Monet was presented at that time as “a bridge between the naturalism of early Impressionism and the highly developed school of Abstract Art” in New York.
FOUJITA, Painting in the Roaring Twenties
From March 7th to July 15th, 2018-02-05
The Musée Maillol in Paris is presenting an exhibition devoted to the Japanese artist, Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, who acquired French nationality. More than a hundred major works, originating from public and private collections, show the exceptional nature of Foujita’s period in Montparnasse with his friends Modigliani, Zadkine…
Paris river Seine docks
Following the Seine through Paris is a way of enjoying a thousand different escapades on the river, its bridges and islands. Daytime or night time, Left Bank or Right Bank, you will appreciate the buzz of activity along the quaysides and the lapping of the waves. There are any number of ways to relax – aboard a boat, cycling, walking briskly, sauntering lazily, or working out, dining, dancing on barges, exploring an area between two exhibitions, taking a post-shopping break, or sunbathing in a swimsuit. You never fail to be filled with wonder at these riverbanks, classed as a world heritage site by Unesco.
CITE DE L’ARCHITECTURE
From March 9th to July 1st, 2018
Called the Magus of the North, Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is the best known Finnish architect of his generation and a chief proponent of a human-centred modernism. The Cité de l’architecture is now presenting a major retrospective exhibition on this legendary architect and reveals many new aspects of his oeuvre.
MUSEE DU LOUVRE
From March 29 to July 23, 2018
The idea is to “try to elude the long, prolific and complex career” of Eugène Delacroix while highlighting “the tension that formed this artist, striving for individuality and driven by aspirations to follow in the footsteps of Flemish and Venetians artists from the 16th and 17th century”.