If you are visiting Paris for the first time, you can expect to be spending a great deal of time in the Seventh. This arrondissement is home to some of the top sights in Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, the Tomb of Napoleon, and several prominent museums. Despite these major attractions, many Parisians call the Seventh home, giving this district the highest average income per household in Paris.
The Seventh contains several items on everyone’s must-see list, least of all the Eiffel Tower. This classic piece of architecture has been an icon of Paris (and France) since it’s construction in 1889. Featuring the most stunning panoramic view of Paris, it is no wonder this structure is a popular attraction for visitors to Paris, even for those who frequent the city. For a special treat, come at night to see the city, as well as the Tower itself, lit up!
Museums also comprise a large portion of the sights in the Seventh. The Musée Rodin, which is named for the artist whose works it houses, contains a large collection of drawings and sculptures, including the infamous “Thinker.” If you are looking for impressionist art, Musée d’Orsay is for you, containing the largest collection in the world. This semi-recently founded museum is housed in an old train station, making the building as exquisite as the art it houses. Les Invalides is a complex dedicated to the military history of France, comprised of many different monuments and museums, the most noteworthy of which is the Tomb of Napoleon. This complex also includes a retirement home for war veterans.
The Hôtel Pont Royal, located blocks away from the Seine (and its namesake), is beautifully decorated in a boutique style inside (with a modern twist), contrasting with the traditional facade and lobby. The hotel includes the two-Michelin starred restaurant l’Atelier de Joël Robuhcon, featuring a modern European menu. Located nearby, Il Vino provides a unique dining experience for wine lovers. After picking your wine for the meal, the chef constructs a menu to pair well with your selection; a wine lover’s dream!