Stay at the central Holiday Inn Paris-Notre Dame to discover Paris' art attractions. The Orsay Museum, two RER stops away, houses Impressionist masterpieces like Degas' ballet paintings while the Mona Lisa resides across the Seine at the Louvre Museum.
The elegant wrought iron Eiffel Tower offers classic perspectives of Paris from its lofty lookouts. There's a kids' trail that spirals around the tower and some souvenir shops on the 2nd level where the lifts stop.
Follow the River Seine west to uncover the new Quai Branly Museum. Artefacts from the world's ancient civilizations include Inuit masks and colourful African textiles. It's 3 stops on the RER line C from Holiday Inn Paris-Notre Dame.
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Getting close up to the gargoyles at Holiday Inn Paris-Notre Dame's neighbour, Notre Dame Cathedral. You'll get bird's eye views of Paris from the towers. Visit in autumn to see huge images projected onto the church during the mesmerising Night Shows.
Pick up a Transit Card at the Saint Michel Metro station, 20 metres from the hotel. It entitles visitors to unlimited travel around the city and a selection of discounts for tickets to Paris' major sights, boat trips and department store shopping.