Unusual & picturesque in the very heart of Paris
Our unusual and picturesque hotel in the heart of Paris is located in the Saint Germain des Prés area, close to many tourist activities for a business trip or tourist couple or family. Paris is discovered on foot, by bike, by metro, by bus or why not by boat. Each means of transport offers a unique point of view on the most romantic capital of Europe.
Among the must-see visits in the direct vicinity :
The Odeon Theater, a veritable temple of the Enlightenment, inaugurated in 1792, radiates in the center of the Place de l'Odeon. Its programming gives pride of place to the European artistic heritage. The neighborhood that surrounds is rich in shops and restaurants bristling with old-fashioned signs. Not far from Place de l’Odeon, the café Procope, opened in 1688 would be the oldest in Paris.
The Latin Quarter, a must-see place in Paris, is full of tourist sites: the Pantheon, the Luxembourg Garden and Museum, the National Museum of the Middle Ages ... The district is also the stronghold of the most prestigious educational sites of the capital with the Sorbonne , the College of France ans the Lycée Henri IV.
The nearby Saint-Sulpice church, in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, houses 3 masterpieces by Eugène Delacroix. Built in the 17th century and with 12th century foundations, the Saint-Sulpice Church is one of the largest churches in Paris. Inside, we admire the nave, the chapel of the Virgin with a statue of Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, the sacristy and its woodwork Louis XV style and the great organ Cavaillé-Coll.
The Ile de la Cité is also not far from the Relais Medicis hotel. An essential step in a Parisian visit, the island is the home of Notre Dame Cathedral, as well as the Sainte-Chapelle, a gem of Gothic art. The Sainte-Chapelle is covered with 600 m² of stained glass windows, two-thirds of which are authentic. This is one of the most complete and remarkable sets of stained glass art of this era