InterContinental Paris - Avenue Marceau
After breakfast at Le M64 restaurant, take a stroll to the Arc de Triomphe. You can pay your respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier before climbing the arch for an elevated view of the city. Afterwards, explore the flagship fashion stores on the Champs-Élysées, try coffee and macaroons at the avenue’s trendy cafés or wander among the serene flowerbeds of the Tuileries Garden. At the nearby Louvre Museum, you’ll find priceless artworks including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.
After discovering the world-class art collection, step outside the Louvre to explore the River Seine on a relaxing Bateaux-Mouches boat cruise. Alternatively, make your way to medieval Île de la Cité, order lunch at one of the island’s pavement brasseries and admire the stained-glass windows and gargoyle-topped towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral. Spend the afternoon in Montmartre, a bohemian neighbourhood known for its street artists, al fresco markets and breathtaking views of Sacré-Cœur Basilica.
As the afternoon fades into evening, return to the river to watch the lights of the Eiffel Tower sparkle into life. Back at InterContinental Paris Avenue Marceau, indulge in a signature cocktail and a sophisticated meal at Le M64, or ask the concierge to make reservations for a night out. You’ll find a wealth of stylish bistros serving delicious Parisian cuisine on pedestrianised Rue Montorgueil, or you can book tickets for an opera at the ornate, 19th-century Palais Garnier.
In 1879, the Count of Breteuil built this lovely mansion with Haussmann facade, whose monumental carriage door still highlights its discreet quality. At that time, the Champs Elysées was the place to be seen. The very wealthy built mansions there with a view over both the Arc de Triomphe and the Hôtels des Maréchaux. Lord de Breteuil, substituting medieval tastes for the tastes of the day, used the oldest building in the courtyard as a stable for six horses, beneath a neo-Renaissance style turret. In 1846 Charlotte Fould, daughter of the finance minister to Napoléon III (1826-1917), married Alexandre Charles Joseph de Breteuil, son of Charles de Breteuil, Count of Breteuil. King Louis-Philippe granted them the honour of personally ratifying their marriage contract. The whole of the aristocracy was invited. On 1st March 1937, G. Roché, Chairman of the Board of the Union of Chemical Industries, sought authorisation from the Prefect of the Seine to convert the building and add two storeys at the back.Chemistry House then occupied the building. In 1994, the building became a forum for exchange and contact between Israel and the French community. It took on the new name Maison France-Israël, managed and financed by patrons, and housed the Franco-Israeli Chamber of Commerce and Serge Klarsfeld's services.