Hotel 5 minutes from the Champs-Elysées
The Champs-Elysées: culture, shopping and new things to discover
Between the Louvre and the Arche de la Défense, take a stroll down one of the world's most beautiful streets! The Champs-Elysées is only a 5-minute walk from the Hôtel Mayflower, offering a great opportunity to discover this world-famous street.
For those of you who like shopping, there are the big-name stores on the Champs-Elysées and the multitude of boutiques in Paris' Golden Triangle. The window displays of the department stores on nearby Boulevard Haussmann also offer a tempting alternative.
The Arc de Triomphe
Panoramic view and museum presenting the monument's history. Two viewpoint indicators on top of the monument.
On the 11th of November 1920, the body of the Unknown Soldier, representing the 1,500,000 who died during the Great War, was taken down to the tomb below the arch and the Dalle Sacrée (sacred flagstone) was sealed above him. Two years later, a flame was lit above the tomb to perpetuate the memory of the Unknown Soldier. Since that time, and even during the occupation of France from 1940 to 1945, the Flamme du Souvenir (flame of remembrance), which has never gone out, has been rekindled every evening at 6.30 p.m. 802 veterans' associations take turns to keep the flame alive according to a schedule established by the Comité de La Flamme, which is responsible for the upkeep of the flagstone and the organisation of ceremonies.
Architects: Chalgrin, Joust, Blouet. Sculptors: Cortot, Rude, Etex, Pradier, Lemaire.
At the top of the Champs-Elysées, halfway down La Voie Triomphale, which runs from the Louvre to La Défense, is Place Charles-de-Gaulle (also known as Place de l'Étoile due to the star shape formed by the twelve main roads that converge here). This famous urban landmark, at the centre of which stands the Arc de Triomphe, is a symbol of Napoleon's vision of an imperial city.
The Avenue des Champs-Elysées
Stretching from Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile, over time this famous avenue has become a gathering place for Parisians during the major events that have punctuated France's history. The huge avenue was opened during the 18th century. However, it was not until the Second Empire that it was redeveloped and became a fashionable street lined with town houses, while restaurants, the Panorama des Champs-Élysées, theatres and balls (such as the legendary Bal Mabille) drew the crowds. The section that runs from Place de la Concorde to the Rond-Point is still lined on either side by the alleys of the Champs-Elysées gardens.
Le Grand Palais
Located in the heart of Paris on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Grand Palais is the iconic monument of the Rmn-GP. Built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900 and dedicated “by the French Republic to the glory of French art”, it was designated as a historic monument in 2000.
Restaurant La Fermette Marbeuf
A 1900-style restaurant par excellence, La Fermette Marbeuf invites fine gourmets to enjoy slowly-simmered and superbly-presented dishes. A la carte, specialities of Bourgeois cuisine, such as puff pastry snails, kidney fricassee and veal sweetbread, as well as the Grand Marnier soufflé still take pride of place.
Lido de Paris
Across the emblematic places of the city of light, the different parts of the show succeed each other at a frantic pace. The costumes created especially by “haute couture” craftsmen, technical and artistic innovations, lifesize sets and sophisticated choreographies led by the Bluebell Girls open the doors of unknown imagination.
The crazy horse
Le Crazy Horse - popularly known as Le Crazy - was founded in Paris in 1951 by Alain Bernardin, an avant-garde artist and insatiable admirer of women. The idea that drove him like an obsession was to build his cabaret around women and design. He gradually developed a genuinely distinctive artistic form featuring dancers with perfect curvaceous bodies - clad mainly in projections - and the latest musical and fashion influences.
The Hotel Mayflower being located just few steps away from the Champs-Elysées, and in the heart of the Golden triangle, you will find many worldwide renowned brand names, such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Mont Blanc, Guerlain, Christian Dior, Chanel, and so many others…
No building better symbolises Paris than the Tour Eiffel. Maupassant claimed he left Paris because of it, William Morris visited daily to avoid having to see it from afar - and it was originally meant to be a temporary structure. The radical cast-iron tower was built for the 1889 World Fair and the centenary of the 1789 Revolution by engineer Gustave Eiffel.
Fondation Louis Vuitton
The Fondation Louis Vuitton modern art gallery opened in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris’s second largest public park, in October 2014. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the impressive new space plays host to Louis Vuitton Group CEO Bernard Arnault’s art collection.
Our sightseeing selection
Be sure not to miss the following attractions in the immediate vicinity of the Hôtel.
How to skip the queue at top Paris attractions
During your stay in our hotel in Paris' 8th Arrondissement, discover the French capital's numerous tourist and cultural attractions. Thanks to its central location and excellent public transport links, the city is your oyster both day and night.
Lovers of art and exhibitions can visit Paris' famous museums, such as the Louvre, Beaubourg, the Musée d’Orsay, the Petit and Grand Palais, and the Musée du Quai Branly. With a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions, you really are spoilt for choice.
Among the city's must-see monuments you can visit: the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and the Champ de Mars, Place du Trocadéro, the Sacré-Cœur, Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sainte Chapelle… Paris' famous landmarks are always well worth a visit, whether you're seeing them for the first time or the hundredth.
In terms of leisure activities, Paris' iconic districts are ideal for a stroll and to discover new things: the Marais, Montmartre, the Latin Quarter, Saint-Germain-des-Prés… Immerse yourself in Paris' unique atmosphere. There's also plenty of night-time entertainment on offer with restaurants, bars and performance venues. Performance venues include the Lido, the Moulin Rouge, the Folies Bergères, the Cigale, the Olympia, the Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy, the Opéra Garnier, and the Bastille, etc.
In terms of culture and places to discover, be sure not to miss:
- The Louvre, one of the world's largest museums, offers a look back at art from antiquity right up to the middle of the 18th century
- The Grand Palais and its exceptional temporary exhibitions
- The Petit Palais, which is home to the City of Paris' Museum of Fine Arts
- The Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton
- The Théâtre Comédie des Champs-Elysées
- The Jacquemart-André museum
- The Madeleine Church
- The Salle Pleyel
- The Lido
- And more...
There are also plenty of things to see and do around Paris. Disneyland Paris® is less than 60 km from the Hôtel Mayflower. A great attraction for kids and alike!
Paris Museum Pass
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Parc des expositions Paris Nord Villepinte
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