Nearby, practical and walks

Nearby :

  • Rue Mouffetard: pedestrianized street with many restaurants and shops. This takes you directly to the Pantheon and the Sorbonne. You can then continue to the Luxembourg Gardens, St-Michel, the Latin Quarter and Notre Dame.
  • The district Butte aux Cailles : known for its narrow streets, maisonettes and flowered courtyards.
  • The Lutetia Arena: they are with the Cluny baths the last vestiges Gallo Romans.
  • The observatory: the oldest in the world.
  • Montparnasse: a breathtaking view of Paris from the top of its 56 floors.
  • The National Library of France: 4 towers are built around a garden of one hectare, 20,000 people visit daily.
  • Chinatown
  • Manufacture des Gobelins: built by Colbert in 1662, this factory keeps very famous tapestries in Europe.

Practical :

  • Markets: Blanqui Boulevard (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning), Mouffetard (every day).
  • Movies: All Movies avenue des Gobelins and Place d’Italie.
  • Gardens: Square René Legall, The Garden plants, the Montsouris Park.
  • Banks, press, hairdresser, florist, pharmacy, supermarket: Avenue des Gobelins or boulevard Auguste Blanqui
  • Commercial center of the Place d’Italie: Spring, Fnac, SNCF and 133 stores
  • The pool of the Butte aux Cailles
  • Hire your bike 100m from the hotel

Some ideas for walks : walk 1: Rue Mouffetard – Place de la Contrescarpe – The Pantheon The Luxembourg Gardens – Saint Michel

down the avenue des Gobelins Mouffetard- up to rue Mouffetard Street to Place de la Contrescarpe – go on the left towards the Pantheon: the Sorbonne, the library Sainte Geneviève, the Panthéon, the city hall of Vth – down rue Soufflot to the Luxembourg Gardens – down boulevard Saint Michel to its fountain – Return to the hotel by bus 27, which drops you down the Croulebarbe street (“stop Banker”)


Walk 2: the Butte aux Cailles

To the metro Corvisart Go under the Skytrain – Mount the steps that take directly to the Butte aux Cailles


Walk 3: Rue Mouffetard, Lutetia arenas, the Mosque of Paris, the Jardin des Plantes

Down the avenue of Gobelins- Visit the Mouffetard- rue Mouffetard Up to the Place de la Contrescarpe – Take the first right after the square and then down the steps to the Rue Monge Visit arenas Lutèces Visit the Great Mosque of Paris – walk in the Jardin des Plantes Continue the ride on the Seine with Bus Charter (stop at the end of the Jardin des Plantes)


Walk 4: Chinese district

Mount Street Reculettes to Place d’Italie – Walking on the Avenue d’Ivry to Chinatown Back by the Avenue de Choisy