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Our suggestions to discover Paris a different way

Some suggestions of visits around My Home For You

Here are some ideas for strolls, places to visit, restaurant addresses, and bars that we recommend for you. Besides the documents we provide you in the download below, do not hesitate to ask us for advice. It will be our pleasure to guide you and to answer your questions throughout your stay in Paris.

Jogging trail

On the Grands Boulevards

The district of Grand boulevards is at the heart of Paris, limiting with the 2nd  and 9th districts.

The Grand Rex movie theater

Our guest-house My Home For You is situated in front of the Grand Rex. Built in 1930, its unique architecture, inspired by the Radio City Music-Hall of New York, has made it worthy of being classified as a "Historic Monument" in 1981.

Its large room, which can gather up to 2.800 spectators, is famous for its studed vault and its ‘Art deco’ decoration evoking the villas of the "French Riviera". The Grand Rex is also often chosen for movie previews in "XXL screen" version or in "symphonic" version, for exceptional concerts.

"The Stars of the Rex " guided tour will allow you to discover the behind the scenes of this unique place!

The Rex Club, in the basements of the Grand Rex, is one of the inescapable addresses for techno music lovers. DJ Laurent Garnier and stars of the international techno scene have made it their Parisian address.

Site of Grand Rex

The Parisian covered ways

A few steps away, on the Boulevard Montmartre, you will find the ‘Passage des Panoramas’ which continues on to the other side of the boulevard, with the Passage Jouffroy. Discover the emblematic covered ways of the "Parisian passages". Under the stained glass window find shops, boutiques and “gourmande” addresses.

Walks nearby

Some museums

On 10, Boulevard Montmartre, the Musée Grévin opens its doors to you. This famous museum of wax characters, inaugurated in 1882, welcomes new celebrities every year, French and international. The Hall of Mirrors, with its optical illusions, is a magic place!

In the district of "New Athens", still in the 9th district of Paris, visit the Musée de la Vie Romantique. This museum houses George Sand's memories, "romantic" works, paintings by Ary Scheffer (a Dutch painter who lived in this house), sculptures and other works of art.

Pass from romanticism to symbolism by visiting the Musée Gustave Moreau. A number of his works are preserved in what was the workshop and the home of the painter during the second half of the 19th century.

For a total dive into the world of the arts, venture into Paris’ main auction house: the l’Hôtel Drouot. You will discover an incredible amount of art-pieces: furniture, dishes, old books, old or modern paintings, or rare wines… all amongst the antique dealers and other amateurs, in the unique and exciting atmosphere of auctions.

The must visits

Going out around My Home For You

On Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, you will find two landmarks of Parisian life. Classified as a Historic Monument, "Chartier" is the last Parisian "Bouillon", which means a really inexpensive restaurant, serving traditional French food in a 19th century decor.

A few steps away from there, the magnificent Art deco façade of Folies Bergère is even more monumental and sculptural when illuminated in the evening.

The Grands Boulevards and the 9th district have numerous theaters as varied as famous, such as the Olympia, the Paris Opera House- Opera Garnier, the Opera Comique, and the Theatre Mogador with its musicals…

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Tourist activities

By staying at My Home For You, Paris is at your feet! Metro lines 8 and 9 take you throughout the city, to the major places of interest and also the more confidential or trendy addresses.

Paris has so much to offer: visits to museums and exhibitions, concerts, opera and musicals, the shopping in the famous department stores or creator's shops, strolls in unique places, business meetings and international trade shows …

Wide arrays of opportunities offer themselves to you! Among them:

  • For culture fans: the Louvre museum, Grand and Petit Palais for their art exhibitions, Orsay museum, the Centre Pompidou and its National museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg museum for temporary exhibitions, the Quai Branly Museum for primitive arts, the new Mankind museum, the Picasso museum …
  • Some monuments: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Montparnasse Tower, the Montmartre and the Sacred Heart basilica, the Ile de la Cité with the Notre-Dame cathedral and the Sainte Chapelle …
  • Some suggestions for strolls: the Marais district, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Champs-Elysées, the banks of the Seine river …
  • For entertainment fans: Bercy-Arena, the Zenith music arena, the Lido, the Moulin Rouge …

Do not hesitate to ask for advice from your host.

  • Some leisure activities with children: the Paris Aquarium- Cinéaqua, just a step away from the Eiffel Tower, the Geode IMAX cinema, Disneyland Paris (45 min by public transportation), the Astérix Park (1 hour by public transportation or direct shuttle service)...
  • For shopping addicts: the department stores of the boulevard Haussmann, the world famous luxury brand shops of the Faubourg Saint-Honoré and the avenue Montaigne, the jewelers of the Place Vendôme, the new designer brand shops of SoPi (South Pigalle), the Maris district and Saint-Germain-des-Prés …
  • For the business travellers: the Exhibition Hallat Paris- Porte de Versailless, the International Halls at Paris- Le Bourget and Paris Nord-Villepinte, the Paris Convention Center at Porte Maillot, the Carrousel du Louvre, the Palais Brongniart (former Paris Stock Exchange) and not to forget the Paris La Defense business district …

 

Do not hesitate to ask for advice from your host.

Tourism in Paris

Some ideas for your stay

Do you want to see Paris and its surroundings a different way? Here are some ideas for your stay …

  • Go off to explore a Parisian district accompanied by a professional photographer "to see" the city with new eyes - through the lens!
  • In Paris, discover “gourmande” addresses, creative craftsmen or remarkable pieces of architecture with a guide speaker.
  • A bike ride between Fontainebleau and Barbizon, a picnic in the banks of the Grand Canal in Versailles, an escape to Normandy following the trace of the masters of impressionism, from Vétheuil to Trouville via Giverny and Rouen.
  • Discover the locations of big movie shootings! The Domain of Chantilly welcomed the movie "Vatel" or James Bond’s “A view to a kill” shot in 1985 with Roger Moore and Grace Jones. A few kilometers away, the magnificent medieval city of Senlis and its gothic style cathedral has been the stage of numerous historical movies.

And if you wish, we can help you reserve your tickets for the Opera House, or the new Philharmonic Concert hall of Paris, designed by Jean Nouvel, or even to go applaud the latest theatrical success!