Paris Botanical Gardens : a wonderful day out

Paris Botanical Gardens is one of the city's most exquisite and tranquil tourist attractions. This attraction is simply not to be missed, and is situated less than two miles from the Hotel Danube.

Paris Botanical Gardens is one of the city's most exquisite and tranquil tourist attractions. A place of calm and beauty where the visitor can easily spend an entire day strolling along shaded paths to admire elegantly designed beds of flowers and herbs, explore a maze, admire the painstakingly manicured lawns and visit the zoo and the Natural History Museum. This attraction is simply not to be missed, and is situated less than two miles from the Hotel Danube.

Originally built as a royal medicinal garden in the early 17th century, it was opened to the public in 1640. Following the 1789 French Revolution, the gardens became a public site. Today the most lovely swathe of greenery in Paris occupies over 26 hectares of the downtown and exhibits around 10,000 specimens.

Paris Botanical Gardens : so much to see and do

These foremost botanical gardens in France were an inspiration for the French Impressionist painters, and when you see the breathtaking riot of colour you will understand why. Here you will find gardens dedicated to the rose, iris and alpine plants, and greenhouses full of specimens originating in tropical climates from Mexico to Australia. There is also an Art Deco styled winter garden.

Take a stroll in the labyrinthine depths of the maze and enjoy the view from its central gazebo. Visit the menagerie which can trace its origins back to the collection of Marie Antoinette. Founded in 1795, this may be the world's oldest zoo. Don't miss the venerable Lebanon Cedar, planted in 1734. The Gardens also house the Natural History Museum and its fascinating displays and extensive collections spread amongst galleries devoted to mineralogy, entomology, palaeontology and evolution.

The Hotel Danube recommends the Paris botanical gardens

Our family owned 3 star hotel located in the delightful Saint Germain des Prés area offers the warmest of welcomes to our guests. The stylish and elegant Hotel Danube is perfectly situated for exploring the landmarks of the city, and the Metro is only three minutes walk away.

 


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Paris Plages 2013 : Parisian fun in the sun

Paris Plages 2013 will welcome all sun worshippers, water sports enthusiasts, deckchair snoozers and sand castle builders to take their pleasure by the Seine.

Paris Plages 2013 will welcome all sun worshippers, water sports enthusiasts, deckchair snoozers and sand castle builders to take their pleasure by the Seine. If Paris is not the first holiday destination that springs to mind if you're looking for a seaside style holiday, Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) will make you think again. Every year for just over a month, key locations on the banks of the Seine are redesigned as beaches, with more sand, sun loungers, entertainment and sport than you can shake a beach umbrella at. At the Hotel du Danube you are just a half hour's walk away from this event which runs until 18th August.

Paris Plages 2013 : the sand banks of the Seine

Since 2002, the banks of the Seine have, with the aid of several thousand tons of sand shipped along the river, been transformed into beaches. Originally dreamed up by Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe for the benefit of Parisians who were unable to get away on holiday, Paris Plages have also proved hugely popular with visiting tourists. So much so that the idea now encompasses three locations.

A pleasant stroll from the Hotel du Danube, across the Seine by way of the Ile de la Cite, where Notre Dame Cathedral is located, you will find all the fun of the seaside along a two mile stretch of the Right Bank. The area becomes pedestrianised and a host of amenities are on offer, including free concerts, various sporting activities, and vendors of homemade ice cream. Even mist areas are available to cool you down. Outside City Hall you can play beach volleyball or rugby, or just relax in front of a giant screen showing opera, dance and other musical delights.

Hotel du Danube is so convenient for Paris Plages 2013

Nestled at the heart of the renowned Saint Germain des Pres district on the Left Bank of the Seine, our sophisticated and elegant family-owned hotel is so handy for a day at the beach. The friendly Hotel du Danube staff will be happy to direct you.
 


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Paris Ile de la Cite hotels a wonderful venue

Paris Ile de la Cite hotels provide close access to two neighbouring islands. These islands, known as the Ile de la Cité and the Ile Saint-Louis are well known as the birthplace of Paris. The Hotel du Danube is a prime example of one of the close by hotels that give access to this renowned set of land marks.

Paris Ile de la Cite hotels provide close access to two neighbouring islands. These islands, known as the Ile de la Cité and the Ile Saint-Louis are well known as the birthplace of Paris. The Hotel du Danube is a prime example of one of the close by hotels that give access to this renowned set of land marks.

Paris Ile de la Cite hotels provide access to the heart of Parisian culture

The Ile de la Cite is the home of such wonders as the cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Seine, the Conciergerie and Sainte-Chapelle. The cathedral of Notre-Dame is an astounding gothic building; with great precidence in the Catholic history of France. It is the home of the "cathedra", also known as the official chair of the Archbishop. The cathedral is one of the first buildings of its type, with stained glass windows and breath taking sculptures making this an intriguing sight.

No matter where you look in the wonderful area of Ile de la Cite, you will come across some wondrous sights. The scenic views are breath taking; there would be no more of a romantic setting than this during your stay in the wonderful and picturesque Paris. There are beautiful gardens next to the river through which you could stroll. If the walk has elevated your appetite, you could retire to one of the many cafes and restaurants for a bite to eat or refreshing drink.

Hotel du Danube, one of the beautiful Paris Ile de la Cite hotels

The Hotel du Danube is a wonderful, family owned, three star hotel, located in the heart of Paris very close to the Ile de la Cite. Our beautiful hotel will provide you with a pleasant stay, with welcoming and friendly staff available to assist you with any needs during your stay.

 


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Saint Germain des Pres Hotel is perfect for your Paris Break

Saint Germain des Pres hotel : the Hotel du Danube is the perfect Paris setting for a relaxed

Saint Germain des Pres hotel : the Hotel du Danube is the perfect Paris setting for a relaxed spring break as sunshine and warm weather grace the city once more. [caption id="attachment_93" align="aligncenter" width="390"] Square Furstemberg near Saint Germain des pres hotel[/caption]

Saint Germain des Pres Hotel is the Ideal Paris Base

The charming Hotel du Danube is the perfect choice for a relaxing springtime break in Paris. This beautiful hotel is ideally located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris and is close to many major attractions and sights. Visit the famous local cafes where Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir held court such as Les Deux Magots, Cafe Flore and Bonaparte.

The area is ideal for shopping and taking in sights like the Abbey of Saint Germain des Pres where visitors can see the tomb of Descartes. The beautiful hotel Patio is perfect for enjoying a quiet drink after a day shopping or for enjoying breakfast as you watch the world go by. Take a walk in the Boulevard Saint Germain on the fashionable Left Bank of the River Seine, or just relax in your comfortable room at Hotel du Danube.

Hotel du Danube is the Perfect Saint Germain des Pres Hotel

Only a few minutes’ walk from the Ile Saint-Louis, Notre Dame de Paris, and all the major sights of the capital, the charming Hotel du Danube is ideal for shopping, sightseeing or taking in one of the many exhibitions and events which take place regularly in Paris. Each room is beautifully decorated in a thoughtful blend of antique and contemporary, comfortably equipped, and offers with free Wi-Fi.

Our friendly and helpful staff are always on hand to help with everything from directions and advice to more practical matters like finding you a taxi. Take a moment to enjoy the elegant Lounge or enjoy a delicious continental breakfast on the Patio including fresh breads, pastries, jams and fruit, and of course coffee. We're committed to making your stay in Paris as comfortable and pleasurable as possible at our enchanting and welcoming hotel.


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