Activities

Everyday things in Paris are wonderful, when you are based so close to the Champs Elysees!

It’s walking down a tree-lined street; going to the parks, the street markets, and the places to buy bread; sitting out at a café; going to the museums; or just taking a walk along the Seine.

It’s just an incredible city. The Champs-Elysees, the Louvre, the Grand and Petit Palais are iconic landmarks and museums.

In addition to abundant world-class, street-level shopping and dining within the immediate rue Marbeuf neighborhood, the vast majority of Paris’ many must-see sights and attractions (and even more amazing shopping and dining) are within a short walk or taxi-ride from Le Grey Poupon’s stunning central, “Golden Triangle” location – created by the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and Louvre Museum.

We encourage you to allow Google Earth to demonstrate just how close all these Parisian sights are to Le Grey Poupon’s 30 rue Marbeuf, 8th Arrondissement location.

Museums

  • The Louvre – one of the world’s largest museums and a historic monument.
  • Musée d’Orsay – 19th-century paintings, one of the largest Impressionist exhibits, housed in a former rail station.
  • Centre Georges-Pompidou – 20th century modern art museum, hosting the Paris Museum of Modern Art.
  • Muséum national d’histoire naturelle – National Museum of Natural History.
  • Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie – A hands-on science museum that attracts over 2 million visitors yearly.
  • Parc de la Villette – Hosting the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, a science museum, and the Cité de la Musique which houses various musical institutes, a museum, and a concert hall.
  • Musée des Arts et Métiers – Museum of Arts and Crafts that houses the collection of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (National Conservatory of Arts and Industry), which was founded in 1794 as a repository for the preservation of scientific instruments and inventions.

Monuments

  • The Eiffel Tower – A construction of Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Universal Exposition.
  • The Arc de Triomphe – Monument at the center of the Place de l’Étoile, commemorating the victories of France and honoring those who died in battle.
  • Les Invalides – Complex containing museums and monuments relating to the military history of France
  • The Panthéon – Church and tomb of a number of France’s most famed men and women.
  • The Grand Palais – A large glass exhibition hall built for the 1900 Paris Exhibition.
  • The Palais Garnier – Paris’s central opera house, built in the later Second Empire period.
  • The Conciergerie – Located on the Île de la Cité, it is a medieval building which was formerly used as a prison where some prominent members of the ancien régime stayed before their death during the French Revolution.
  • Place des Vosges – Square in the Marais district.
  • Place Vendôme.

Churches

  • Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral – Paris’s 12th-century ecclesiastical centrepiece on the Île de la Cité.
  • Sainte-Chapelle – A 13th-century Gothic palace chapel, also located on the Île de la Cité.
  • Basilica of the Sacré Cœur – Located in the district of Montmartre
  • The Père Lachaise Cemetery – A romantic cemetery.
  • The Montmartre Cemetery – Located in the district of Montmartre

Others

  • Montmartre – An old district of Paris on a hill containing the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur and the Place du Tertre.
  • The Sorbonne – One of the universities of Paris (Paris IV), the centre of Paris’s Latin Quarter.
  • Statue of Liberty replicas – A smaller version of the New York City harbor statue which France gave to the United States in 1886, located on the Île aux Cygnes on the Seine. Another version is in the Luxembourg Garden.
  • Flame of Liberty – Replica of the flame held by the Statue of Liberty.
  • Saint Denis Basilica – the burial site of the French kings.
  • Palace of Versailles – The famous former palace of French kings.
  • Château de Fontainebleau – Built by Francis I of France, it is one of the largest of the French royal châteaux.
  • Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Château de Vincennes (Vincennes Castle) – A large medieval castle nearby the Bois de Vincennes (Vincennes Wood).
  • Château Villette – a château built in the 18th century.
  • Parc de Sceaux – A Park located nearby the 17th century by gabby Château de Sceaux (Sceaux Castle).
  • La Défense – The largest business district in Europe.
  • Cathédrale Saint-Maclou de Pontoise – Roman Catholic cathedral located in the town of Pontoise, on the outskirts of Paris.
  • Disneyland Resort Paris – the largest theme park in Europe.
  • Parc Astérix – One of many of Paris’ theme parks.
  • Stade de France – The 80,000 seater stadium in which France won the 1998 edition of the FIFA World Cup.