Comfort Hotel Montmartre Place du Tertre
16, rue Tholoze
Phone: (33) 1 42550506
Fax: (33) 1 42550095
The Metro is the lifeline of Paris city. One of the stations that falls along its route is Abbesses, which is a deep station in Paris, about 30 meters (100 feet) under the ground. The station's entrance has been designed by Hector Guimard, whose creations are world famous. Though the station was in duress, the renovations done by the RATP have restored the station to its original condition. The name Abbesses is quite popular as it has appeared in movies, cartoons and also as a line of Louis Vuitton bags.
Why does the Place du Tertre swarm with mediocre artists clamoring to paint your portrait? As is often the case in Paris, it's Baron Haussmann's fault! But for once, the baron did some good along with the damage when, by razing many working-class neighborhoods in central Paris, he unwittingly encouraged the development of Montmartre (which had been annexed to Paris in 1860). Around 1880 began the transformation of the Butte (Hill) from a country village into the home of hordes of artists and other marginalized folk who no longer had a place in Haussmann's grandiose central Paris. At the foot of Montmartre cabarets thrived - up top on the Place du Tertre, an unimaginably (to us) intense period of artistic activity took hold. The Place saw movements from Impressionism to Cubism to Fauvism to Surrealism come and go, right up to the eve of World War I, such greats as Renoir, Picasso, Braque, Dufy, Cézanne, Manet, and Toulouse-Lautrec painted here and, often, kept studios and living quarters in the adjacent streets. These days, despite the oppressive, constant tourist crush on the square, one can still discover that old-time Paris feeling here - not to mention the fact that some of the current painters aren't too bad at all!
This 16th-arrondissement church was constructed in 1923 by father Daniel Brottier. Its pristine interior features beautiful stone columns and a gorgeous series of stained glass windows. The chapel occasionally hosts chamber music and choral concerts.
This Romano-Byzantine basilica overlooks Montmartre, one of Paris's most picturesque districts. Its distinctive dome rising up over the rooftops, the basilica offers the perfect vantage point from which to survey the city. Within The Sacred-Heart Basilica of Montmartre, the mosaic of Christ and the crypt are of particular interest. Commissioned by the Catholic Church, construction began in 1875 under the watchful eye of architect Paul Abadie, and was finally completed in 1914. Check the website for visiting and accommodation details.
In spite of its modernization, the Gare du Nord is still a good example of a 19th-century train station. A German architect, Jacob Ignaz Hittorf, built the station in 1863. Its most notable features are its neoclassical façade, its statues of military greats, its Roman figures, and the steel and glass decorating its ceiling. Trains depart from this station for northern France, northern Germany, Belgium, Scandinavia, Holland and England (via the Channel tunnel).
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services.
Boulevard des Batignolles is situated in the area of Batignolles in the Paris city. There is an array of interesting shops along the Boulevard. There are markets held here regularly, so the shopping just gets better in Paris. Apart from the colorful stores, there are various eateries and also a church to be visited. This place is very well connected to the nearby transport facilities like the stations of Villers, Rome, Place de Clichy and Blanche. For further details please contact the tourist information center at +33 8 3668 3112.
The beautiful church of Église de la Sainte-Trinité stands as one of the city's many landmarks. Designed by Théodore Ballu, the church was built during the 1861 and 1867 and includes detailed architecture that mesmerizes all who come here. The church's bell tower stands tall at a staggering 63 meters (207 feet) and is topped by a dome. The opulence of the structure continues to its interiors which houses a Cavaillé-Coll chancel organ and grand organ. Apart from regular services conducted here for the community, the church is also the venue for many classical music and organ concerts. For art, architecture as well as music buffs, the Église de la Sainte-Trinité is a must stop while in the beautiful city.
Started by a group of architects and consultants, Zenika is a training center that aims at creating a pool of knowledge for engineers. They regularly organize conferences, workshops and other events where professionals can improve their expertise in software and related fields. Reduced rates are applicable to registrations made one month (or earlier) prior to the program or event. Check website for information on registration and upcoming workshops.
Venice has its gondolas, New York its taxis and Paris … its 2CVs! You'll be charmed by an authentic, intimate and unique tour through the streets of Paris in this famous convertible car! The 2CV offers an amazing view. Discover Paris in a unique way in a cozy car in the midst of foliage, steeples, sky and cobblestone. This tour has bilingual and trilingual drivers who are polite, well-educated with great knowledge of the history of Paris and its anecdotes, plus a large choice of colorful 2CVs.
This orthodox church is situated in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. It was established in 1994 and is located within an old protestant temple, constructed in the Neo-Roman style. Église Orthodoxe Serbe has a standing choir and occasionally hosts choral and classical concets.
The Cook & Go center in the 9th Arrondissement of Paris offers its kitchen-studio concept where you can shop as well as cook for your family under one roof. This unique workshop concept is ideal for those who do not want to go through the time-consuming ritual of shopping, cooking and tidying up. Here, you get the best of the materials needed for cooking along with a recipe, a spacious kitchen to cook under the guidance of an experienced chef and you can leave the cleaning to the staff at the center. Besides, you can also arrange a small gathering for a maximum of 100 guests at the center and avail of the catering service offered by the center. Call or visit their website for more information.