In what follows, I will list some of the things you certainly must have seen or done during your stay in a hotel in Parijs. I'll start with the absolute symbol of the city, a world famous building and already visited by countless people: the Eiffel Tower. Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 and the centenary of the French Revolution, this 300 meter tall tower is a radical expression of the (then) modern building technique and views on architecture. It is worth a trip to the top to where you can see more than 65km far on clear days. From my balcony in my last hotel I had a great view over the tower and the surroundings.
You just can't ignore the Louvre when going on a citytrip and staying in a hotel Parijs
, with its approximately 35,000 works of art the absolute top of the museums in the world. In addition to Greek and Roman antiquities you also find many fascinating Egyptian objects, Renaissance paintings, etc.
Paris' Gothic masterpiece is the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, only two blocks away from my last goedkoop hotel in Parijs centrum. Built between 1163 and 1334, but damaged during the French Revolution, the cathedral today is beautifully restored to its original state. The towers are in perfect balance with each other, the rose window is very beautiful and the western facade of the three doorways with rows of saints and carved tympanums simply awe-inspiring.
If you like to buy and read a good book from time to time, Paris is absolute heaven. I always read two or three big books when staying in a hotel Paris Zentrum. The City of Lights is the resting place of many great literary minds, their work can often be found on the shelves of bookshops and charming cafés. To the south, at the Cimetière du Montparnasse, you can enjoy a pleasant walk among the tombstones of famous writers. Philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir were buried side by side, and Baudelaire, Beckett and Guy de Maupassant can also be spotted under the trees.
Versailles ... If you booked a room in a Paris hotel for more than one or two days, you have plenty of time to go see te palace Versailles. Centuries of makeovers have made it into the most luxurious palace in the world. You really need the entire day here. The palace we know today was largely developed under the reign of Louis XIV. In the late eighteenth century, Louis XV added the lush Royal Opera, which today is used for concerts by the Center for Baroque Music.
At the Musée d'Orsay, about fifteen minutes away by foot from my last hôtel à Paris centre, you can discover the work of many impressionists. Located in a former train station, the collection is in chronological order: 1848 to 1914. On the ground floor you see The Artist's Studio by the landscapes of Courbet and Corot, Daubigny and Millet, forerunners of Impressionism. Here you will find provocative works such as Manet's Olympia, which paves the way for the Liberal paintings by Cezanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh in the upper galleries. Many hoteles en Paris give you reduction tickets for museums like this, don't forget to ask for that when you're there!
What could be more fun than after a long day of strolling around the city and enjoying many of Paris' highlights, to end it in style in one of the many fine restaurants around the city? Needless to say that Paris, as the capital of France, probably houses the best restaurants in the world, the richness and diversity of meals is unseen anywhere else in the world. In the lobby of my last hotel Paris centro I found a brochure which summed up the best adresses. There's the Brasserie Mollard in the 8th arrondissement, the Grand Véfour in the 1st and the Bagatelle in 16th arrondissement. All three of them very, very nice restaurants, I wanted to order just about everything on their menu! Sometimes the hotel Parijs you're staying at, has a restaurant itself, I have had this privilege numerous of times, after a wonderful dinner you only have to take the elevator to go to sleep, marvellous!
There's eating, and then there's drinking. One of the best bars in Paris i've ever been to was the Bound Bar, at the Avenue George V, a stylish place where New York meets Paris. It's a very hip and popular bar which is spiritual home of the city's bon chic bon genre. The young and beautiful, whether they are Parisiens or spend the night in one of the Billige Hotels in Paris come here to enjoy the unique ambience which feels a little exclusive but oh-so right. It almost has become my home away from home, in the very heart of Paris.
If you like cultural highlights or shopping, spending time in a luxe hotels in Brussel is totally it! Don't forget to check out Galeries Saint Hubert that has the proud honor of being the first true shopping mall in the world. There are many typical department stores, cafes, bookstores and also cosy restaurants and a great cinema in this area. Another alternative outside your hôtel Bruxelles would be to visit the Flee Market situated in Place du Jeu de Balle where you can get every different variety of things at rock bottom prices. Brussels is ofcourse also famous for other things: the majestic Grand Place with its beautiful and unique historical buildings, the Atomium, Manneken Pis, the European district, etc. A weekend or longer in a budget hotels Brussels I would absolutely recommend to anyone
In Amsterdam, busting capital of the Netherlands you are assured of a very lively stay, this city has a lot to offer. I think everyone should go at least once in his or her life to a hôtel à Amsterdam to stay in one of the world's most talked-about cities. The street pattern for example (especially the canals, along which my last billiges Hotel Amsterdam Zentrum was located) offers enough history, cosiness and grandeur to speak to just about everyone! Amsterdam also offers plenty of interesting museums and some of the best restaurants I have ever been to! If you're lucky your luxury hotel Amsterdam offers a wonderful cuisine as well.
If you're not sure in which of the many hotels Amsterdam you want to stay, what all the different possibilities are, there is a great website, offering all the best ones: just surf to www.bookyourhotel.org and find your perfect hotel for a wonderful citytrip in the capital of the Netherlands!
Berlin is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europes. Many many tourists and travelers choose to spend some time in a hotel in Berlijn to experience the splendor of this majestic city. The city also houses some well-known universities, research institutes, sporting events, orchestras, museums etc. Berlin’s metropolitan landscape and historical heritage has made it a popular spot for international films too. It is known for its festivals, varied architecture, nightlife and contemporary arts. And that is why a hôtel à Berlin is more than a dream holiday destination for many. There are various attractions in Berlin, a city whose architectures is often awe-inspiring. There is the famous Rotes Rathaus (City Hall), Neptunbrunnen (a fountain featuring a mythological scene), East Side Gallery (open air exhibition), Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag building, Gendarmenmarkt, Berliner Dom, Potsdamer Platz and many other landmarks. In fact, there are so many beautiful things to see here that wherever your hotel Berlin is located, you will always find something interesting in the area. Other attractive places are Kurfurstendamm, Schloss Charlottenburg, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and Funkturm Berlin.
Rome is also one of my favourite city trip destinations in Europe and just like Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, visited by thousands and thousands of people every year. After a wonderful night in your hoteles Roma the most obvious things to go see are ofcourse the Colosseum, the Vatican with the Saint Peter's basilique and the Sistine Chapel, Villa Borghese and Castel Sant 'Angelo. But Rome has some fascinating hidden treasures as well you just can't forget to go see when staying in a hotel Rome centrum: Fontanelle in Via Lata, Via Monticello and The Flood Gauge. If you don't like the chaotic transport in Rome, take the Electric Bus (n°119), its small size allows you to navigate through the back alleys and small streets of the ancient ciy, passing many of the most interesting attractions. I bought my bus ticket for a couple euros for the entire day, just outside my last hotel in Rome!