This is a fun place to visit. Just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel, the Grévin Museum displays waxwork models of 300 famous people and reconstitutions of a number of major historical scenes. Mozart, De Gaulle, Tony Parker, and even Titeuf and Scrat, the cult squirrel/rat in the Ice Age films
nearly everyone who has been famous at some time, both humans and cartoon heroes from France and elsewhere, has been on display at the museum. Since 1880, more than 2000 wax figures have been made and displayed here; new characters are introduced regularly. The museum is popular with children and adults alike.
10 Boulevard Montmartre - 75009 - Paris - France
The Opera House
The sumptuous façade of the Opera House stands just a short walk from the hotel. This masterpiece of 19th-century theatre architecture, built between 1861 and 1875 by Charles Garnier on orders from Napoleon III, has had the status of historical monument since 1923 – it is one of the most prestigious heritage sites in Paris. As the home of opera and dance, it has seen the passage of the world’s greatest artistes, including Maria Callas and Rudolf Nureyev.
It may be visited, which gives the public an opportunity to admire the exceptional Italian-style seating area in red and gold, with room for nearly 2000 people, and its ceiling painted by Marc Chagall, from which is suspended an immense chandelier in crystal and bronze weighing 8 tonnes!
8 rue Scribe, Place de l'Opéra - 75009 - Paris - France
Just a few minutes’ walk from the Hotel Cyrnos, discover one of the world’s greatest museums, the Louvre, which spreads over 210 000 sq.m., including more than 60 000 sq.m. devoted to exhibitions.
The Louvre museum presents 35 000 works – paintings, sculptures, ceramics, archaeological finds, objets d’art, etc, some of which just have to be seen: the statue of Aphrodite (better known as the Venus de Milo), Théodore Géricault’s painting ‘The Raft of the Medusa’, and of course Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting of the Mona Lisa (‘La Joconde’ in French).
Discovering Paris also means taking the time to stroll through its most famous districts. Quite close to the hotel, about 15 minutes’ walk away, lies the historic Marais district. It is one of the most picturesque areas in Paris, with its exceptional architectural heritage, its narrow, cobbled streets, its unexpected places, its old churches, and the famous Place des Vosges, which has the status of historical monument.
You will appreciate this fashionable district of Paris, with its multitude of restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues. The Marais district is also home to many art galleries, as well as the Carnavalet Museum (history of Paris), the Picasso Museum, the National Conservatoire of Arts & Crafts, and the orangery at the Hôtel Sully.