What to visit in Paris during your stay?

April 15th, 2020

You have come to visit Paris, but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, the hotel B55 gives you the right addresses, districts, monuments, museums, parks and gardens that are a must in the city.

  1. Visit Paris by districts

    There are many districts in Paris that function like small villages. Moving from one to the other can sometimes be disconcerting and disorienting!

  2. Discovering Parisian museums

    Museum lovers will not be outdone either! Here is a small but varied panel of Parisian museums to visit in Paris

  3. Visit Paris’s unmissable historical monuments

    The list of Parisian monuments to see is long, very long … Here are the most prestigious, and in our opinion, those not to be missed during your visit to the City of Light!

  4. The parks and gardens of the French capital

    Here, we will not give you an exhaustive list of Parisian parks, not even the biggest or the most beautiful, but the most unexpected and surprising, much more interesting …


Paris by neighborhood

The Marais district

Appreciated by the LGBT community, this neighbourhood is a village in the heart of the city. The Bars, the BHV, the Centre Pompidou, the Picasso museum are the hallucinating backdrop to a play narrating Parisian life.

The Latin Quarter

There lives a tasty and thousand-year-old Paris in the arenas of Lutèce, scientific and historical in the Pantheon or the Sorbonne, and at night in the Huchette cellar.

The Champs Élysées

From the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe, the pearls of a jewel carved in the words Fouquet’s, Lido, Théâtre du Rond Point … the necklace being the Avenue des Champs Elysée.

The Butte Montmartre

Shopping on rue Lepic, rue des Martyrs or rue Caulaincourt… Lunch before climbing the steps leading to the Sacré Coeur Basilica. There, Paris is at your feet, sublime.

Saint Germain-des-Prés

In this place, be the hero of an art magazine. Chic couturiers, literary cafés, rub shoulders with the Académie française, the Odéon theatre, the Beaux-Arts, the Musée d’Orsay?

Parisian museums

The Louvre Museum

35,000 works for a thousand-year-old history in which the glass pyramid of Pei (1989) and the glass roof of the Arts of Islam were inscribed. Come in the evening for a night at the museum…

L’Orangeraie

You will be dazzled by a series of large formats of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies. What’s next? You will be captivated by the masters: Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Soutine?

The Musée d’Orsay

His trademark: an amazing collection of impressionist art. It is also the depositary of artistic creation in all its forms from 1848 to 1914.

The Quai Branly Museum

The Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac exhibits 3,500 works of non-Western primitive art. Its original garden, its gastronomic restaurant and its Café give it a soothing atmosphere.

The Georges Pompidou Centre

Matisse, Picasso, Dubuffet, Andy Warhol, Niki de Saint Phalle, Anish Kapoor rub shoulders there with infinite pleasure. From the terrace the view of the centre of Paris is… breathtaking.

L’atelier des Lumières

Between Bastille and Nation, in a former foundry of 3300 m², the Atelier des Lumières presents magical digital works.

Parisian monuments

The Eiffel Tower

Being dazzled by the view of Paris from the top is an unimaginable emotional charge. Restaurant, champagne bar, glass floor, the beautiful lady will go to great lengths for you!

Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral

The walk along the bank from the Square Jean XXIII, around the cathedral chevet, offers a splendid view of the towers, the arches, the square! an absolute marvel.

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart

This monument sits enthroned at an altitude of 130 metres. Then climb the steps up to the dome for a breathtaking view of Paris.

The Arc de Triomphe

For a sensational view of the Champs Elysées, the terrace of the Arc de Triomphe is unique. Its arch houses the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The Pantheon

Since 1791 the monument has been the temple of great men: Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Rousseau, Zola, Pierre and Marie Curie… And finally, on July 1, 2018, Simone Veil.

The most beautiful parks and gardens in Paris

The Garden of the Great Explorers

Also known as the Marco Polo and Cavelier-de-la-Salle gardens, this green space is an annex of the Luxembourg Gardens, which adjoins the latter. Its masterpiece is the Carpeaux Fountain.

The garden of the National Archives

5 gardens form a lush green ensemble. The garden of the Hotel de Rohan is the best known. The garden of the hotels of Assy and Breteuil is the most romantic and intimate. All of them form the remarkable floral landscapes of Paris.

The Jardin des Tuileries

This place is a creation of André Le Nôtre, today dotted with contemporary sculptures. On its two basins float models of children’s boats.

The Catherine Labouré Garden

Here a young nun saw the Virgin Mary in the 19th century. Today the contemporary Adam and Eve admire the fruit trees, vine plants and rose arbours.

The Park of the Buttes Chaumont

25 hectares of surprises are waiting for you on rocky escarpments, in the hollows of valleys and artificial caves. From its peaks, the view of Montmartre is worth the detour. The lake bathes a crowd of wild birds.

After visiting Paris, the B55 awaits you for a well-deserved rest…