Your Hotel du Danube, situated in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, is the ideal starting point for a cultural exploration of Paris. Head to the Seine, dropping by bookstores and antique dealers on the way, and visit the two most famous Parisian museums: the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. Here are some reasons to spend several hours there, or even a lot more ...
The Louvre: the museum of superlatives
Over half a million items preserved, 73,000 m² of exhibition space, and a host of priceless masterpieces. The Louvre deserves its title as the world's largest museum of art and antiquities. Beyond the numbers and records, it’s a place you’ll never forget. The glass pyramid which stands in the main courtyard, contrasting with the rigor of the classical architecture of the former royal residence, will be your first aesthetic shock. Then it’s time to meet the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Venus de Milo and, of course, the Mona Lisa. But don’t miss out on the wonders of the Egyptian, Roman and Greek antiquities, the paintings collection and the astonishing array of objets d’art.
Orsay: the triumph of the Impressionists
Intended to celebrate the savoir-faire français of the late 19th century, the former Orsay railway station building combines exquisite Beaux-Arts architecture with the technical sophistication of glass roofs and metalwork. Today, it serves as the setting for a magnificent collection of the art produced in the years 1848 to 1914 and, most notably, that of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements. You will walk through spaces bathed in natural light, admiring some of the most famous paintings in the world. And don’t miss the exhibitions devoted to cinema, photography and the decorative arts.
You must visit the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay at least once in your life. Seize the opportunity to do so during your stay at the Hotel du Danube.
Hotel du Danube, a 3 star hotel in the heart of the Saint Germain des Prés district