The Center of Paris

To take full advantage of the 1st and 2nd arrondissements, a Parisian district rich in entertainment and history, stay in one of our two 3*** hotels: Timhotel Louvre in the heart of Paris 1st, and its neighbour  Timhotel Palais Royallocated a few steps away in the 2nd arrondissement.  

Timhotel Le Louvre: 300m from the Louvre Museum

Our hotel near the Louvre, located in the quiet Croix des Petits Champs, is ideally situated near the Louvre Museum and the famous Rue de Rivoli and Rue Saint-Honoré.

Tourism or business, whatever the reason for your trip, our 54 rooms are equipped to welcome you in the best conditions. 

Close to the automated metro (4 minutes walk from line 1 and 8 minutes from line 14) you can cross the capital in a few minutes: the Champs Elysées (15 minutes), the Défense district (20 minutes), the Place de la Bastille (13 minutes)

The Louvre Museum: located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, it is one of the largest museums in the world, welcoming millions of visitors every year. Today, it houses various collections consisting of more than 445,000 pieces, 35,000 of which are on display. Oriental, Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities, Islamic art, paintings from the Middle Ages to 1848, sculptures and graphic arts: more than 14.5 kilometres of exhibition halls are available to you, not to mention the temporary exhibitions that are renowned for their quality. From the Mona Lisa to the Raft of the Medusa, from Liberty Guiding the People to the Lacemaker, experience the intense magic of this place.

Timhotel Palais Royal: in a charming neighbourhood

Our 3*** hotel near the Palais Royal, is a charming hotel with mosaic and stained glass windows, located in the heart of the 2nd arrondissement. Just a stone's throw from the Vivienne Gallery and 750m from the Louvre Museum, the hotel welcomes you in one of its 47 comfortable rooms.

The hotel is served by numerous metro lines, including line 3 (4 minutes' walk), which takes you to Place de la République, a district with many theatres, restaurants and shops, and line 14 (10 minutes' walk), which takes you across Paris from east to west in a few minutes.

The Palais Royal: an emblematic place of the capital where you can find three centuries of architecture with decorations classified as historical monuments. Its gardens and galleries make it one of the favourite places of Parisians. Installed in the courtyard of the Palais Royal, the 260 columns of Buren, striped in black and white, attract many tourists each year. 

The Louvre - Palais Royal: two ideally located districts 

For food lovers:  

  • Café Marly: a brasserie located under the arcades of the Louvre with a magnificent view of the Louvre pyramid and the sculptures of the Cour Napoléon.  
  • Chez Angelina: a famous tea room founded in 1903 at 226 rue de Rivoli. People come here at all hours: for breakfast, lunch or snacks. A real institution. 
  • Au pied de cochon: French brasserie with terrace offering traditional specialities in a Belle Époque room
  • Not forgetting the many restaurants and bars on Rue Montmartre or the famous pedestrian Rue Montorgueil.

For walks :

  • Jardin des Tuileries: 15 minutes walk from our 2 hotels. The largest public garden in Paris. There are two large ponds for relaxation, statues, but also games for children. This garden combines art and nature to perfection. 
  • The Pont des Arts: linking the Institut de France and the Louvre Museum, this footbridge across the Seine offers an unrivalled view of the most beautiful Parisian monuments. Once known for having housed the padlocks of transient lovers, it remains one of the most beautiful bridges in Paris.
  • The Pont Neuf: the oldest bridge in Paris. It crosses the Seine at the western end of the Ile de la Cité.
  • Covered passages: Paris is full of covered passages housing shops and galleries. The Galerie Vivienne, near the Palais Royal, is one of the most emblematic. Some of these passages date back to the end of the 18th century and still retain their authenticity. 

For shopaholics: 

  • The Châtelet - Les Halles district: get lost in the maze of streets of this very lively district of the capital. Les Halles has been redeveloped to make it a place of relaxation, shopping and leisure: shopping centre, cinema, restaurants but also a green area with the Nelson Mandela park.
  • Rue de Rivoli: a popular and touristy 3km long shopping street, it links the 1st arrondissement to the 4th and is home to many shops.
  • La Samaritaine: an emblematic department stores' founded in 1870 and located right under the Pont Neuf. Closed in 2005 for renovation, it reopened in 2021 after 16 years of work. Beauty, shopping, restaurants and a concept store. The Samaritaine is worth a visit for its stone and steel façade alone.
  • Place Vendôme: considered one of the most luxurious places in the world. The greatest names in jewellery have made it their home. 

What to do around the Louvre - Palais Royal area? 

  • The Opéra Garnier: a true architectural masterpiece of the 19th century. The Palais Garnier is open to visitors during the day and offers numerous lyrical and choreographic performances.
  • Notre-Dame de Paris: located in the heart of the Ile de la Cité, this cultural and religious monument welcomes more than 20 million visitors per year. This cathedral is the most visited monument in Europe.
  • The Conciergerie: this medieval palace was the prison of Queen Marie-Antoinette. This monument is full of history, from the medieval city to the French Revolution. Remains of the Palais de la Cité.
  • The Sainte-Chapelle: this building houses 1113 stained glass windows representing scenes from the Old and New Testaments. Exceptional stained glass windows of 15m high. This religious monument traces the history of the world.
  • The Tour Saint Jacques: the only remnant of the Saint-Jacques-la-Boucherie church, whose new bell tower was built between 1509 and 1523. At the top of its narrow staircase of 300 steps, the Tower offers you a 360° view of Paris
  • The Musée Grévin: located in the 9th arrondissement, this museum has over 3,000 wax figures. Meet celebrities from the past to the present. 
  • Place des Vosges: one of the oldest squares in Paris, located in the Marais district. Passers-by stroll under its arcades or in the alleys of the central garden. Numerous 17th and 18th century private mansions transformed into museums surround this square. Among the most famous: the house of Victor Hugo or the Picasso Paris museum.
  • The Jardin des Plantes: over 20 hectares of nature. It is the second oldest zoological park in the world with over a thousand animals. There are regular exhibitions in the park or in its galleries.

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