Paris has a timeless familiarity for first-time and frequent visitors, with instantly recognisable architectural icons, along with exquisite cuisine, chic boutiques and priceless artistic treasures.
The wrought-iron spire of the Eiffel Tower piercing the clouds, the broad Arc de Triomphe guarding Paris’ most glamorous avenue, the Champs-Élysées, the gargoyled Notre Dame cathedral, lamplit bridges spanning the Seine and art nouveau cafes spilling on to wicker-chair-lined terraces are indelibly etched in the minds of anyone who’s visited the city – and the imaginations of anyone who hasn’t (yet). But despite initial appearances, Paris’ cityscape isn’t static: there are some stunning modern and contemporary icons too, from the inside-out, industrial-style Centre Pompidou to the mur végétal (vertical garden) gracing the striking Musée du Quai Branly.
The Hôtel Opéra Cadet enjoys a central location in a pleasant, partially pedestrian street lined with shops, so you can explore the heart of Paris on foot. The Opera, the Place de la Madeleine, the Grand Boulevards district, the Grands Magasins (Printemps and Galeries Lafayette), the Gare du Nord, and more are nearby. Public transport is also close at hand - the Cadet metro station is just 50m away and the area has plenty of bus stops for easy access to attractions like the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Champs-Elysées, Montmartre and the Eiffel Tower.