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A Hotel in the 8th Arrondissement in Paris

The Splendide Hotel is located in the 8th Arrondissement in Paris on the Rive Droite in one of the most well-known, important and elegant areas of the city.

This is the area where the upper echelons of French society live and is also home to the Elysée Palace and the Ministry of the Interior.

But above all, the 8th Arrondissement is one of the most beautiful areas of Paris with a large number of monuments and places of interest.

Many of the great symbols of Paris are located inside the perimeter of this area:  suffice to say that in this district of the city, you will find the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde with its famous obelisk and it is also right by the celebrated Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the true centre of the city as well the location for major events.

This alone would enable us to say that the Hotel Splendide Royal in the 8th Arrondissement is located right in the centre of Paris.

But, this Parisian neighbourhood overlooking the Seine is full of evocative and interesting places that are worth visiting and exploring.

This is where the Grand Palais is situated, the grand glass exhibition hall that was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900 and the Petit Palais which today houses the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris.

Parc Monceau is one of the most enchanting parks in the capital with marble statues paying tribute to famous French figures, a wealth of well-established plants and a wide variety of beautiful flowers.  Of particular interest are the circular pool known as “La Naumachie” and the “Chartres Pavilion.”

Lovers of art and culture can’t afford to miss out on a visit to the museums of l’Orangerie, Jacquemart-André, Nissim de Camondo, Cernuschi and Maxim’s Art Nouveau “Collection 1900”.

Art and the sacred coexist in La Madelaine church, (a beautiful and monumental building overlooking the square of the same name) and in that of Saint-Augustin (built in an eclectic style with Romanesque and Renaissance features).

Equally fascinating is the Palais de la Découverte which is an authentic temple of science; the Pont Alexandre III over the Seine which links the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais to the Hôtel des Invalides; the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées which is a world-famous opera house built in 1913 which can house up to two thousand spectators.

The 8th Arrondissement is also a must for anyone who loves shopping.  This is where some of the most prestigious names in Paris have their flagship premises for both luxury and design but it is also a very representative area of the city.