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Opera - Louvre district, Paris

Discover the quarter’s essential sites

The theaters, department stores, sumptuous gardens, historic monuments, and lovely cafes make it one of the capital city’s most lively areas.

Between small pedestrian streets and grand animated boulevards, the Hotel Etats-Unis Opera is located in a quarter will not cease to surprise you!

Follow the guide to get to know every nook and cranny. 

Admire the Opéra Garnier

Discover an architectural masterpiece just 3 minutes from the hotel: the Opera Garnier.
Considered the most beautiful opera house in the world, its baroque and ostentatious style will take you back to another era.

Marvel at the ceiling painted by Chagall, take the grand staircase and, for a moment, imagine yourself in the place of Parisian aristocracy in the nineteenth century.

Free or guided tours. Skip-the-line tickets are available at the hotel reception desk.

Place de L’Opera – 75009 Paris

Admire the most beautiful dome in the world at Galeries Lafayette

The Galeries Lafayette are located right next to the hotel: the biggest brands as well as the young designers all have their corner there. 

Its superb dome and its wide range of shops make it one of the most popular places in the world for shopping. 

Galeries Lafayette

40 Boulevard Haussmann – 75009 Paris

Take a stroll in the Jardin des Tuileries

When leaving the hotel, head to the picturesque Saint-Honoré market square that you can get across and admire along the way.

Continue on to Rue de Rivoli and pick up a pastry to-go at Angelina, number 226.

Head to the majestic Place Vendôme at the entrance of the park before settling yourself beside the large pond and fountain at the Jardin des Tuileries, to read like a true Parisian while munching on your delicious pastry.

Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden)

75001 Paris

Angelina Tea House

226 Rue de Rivoli – 75001 Paris 

Lose yourself in the Louvre

Contemplate the emblematic works of the most visited museum in the world. 
From Mona Lisa to Venus de Milo, your journey will be punctuated by world-renowned works.
The museum is huge so we recommend that you spend at least 3-4 hours there to get a real feel for the collection. Here you can find all our tips for preparing for your visit.

Also remember to enjoy priority access to avoid the queues with our free tickets available at the hotel’s reception desk.

Louvre Museum

99 Rue de Rivoli – 75001 Paris

Opening Hours:

  • Saturday to Monday, 9 am to 6 pm. Open at night on Wednesdays and Fridays until 10 pm
  • Closed on Tuesdays. Closed on January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.


Stroll along Rue Montmartre

Strolling along the streets lined with small shops and café terraces is an undeniably Parisian pleasure. Rue Montmartre is one of those streets where we love to indulge in these little pleasures that we never get tired of.

Rue Montmartre – 75002 Paris

Attend an auction at Drouot

Drouot is the oldest auction house in the world.
Jewelry, paintings, furniture, rare objects … sales are held year-round. Few know that these are open to the public.

An unusual, little known activity, which could nevertheless interest art lovers or even just the curious.

You will discover all the codes and the rituals of the auctions in a solemn and convivial atmosphere.

To attend, there is no need to register or show any credentials; just simply go … and enter!

Hotel Drouot

9 Rue Drouot – 75009 Paris

Check upcoming sales and opening hours:

Lunch at Rue Sainte-Anne

Rue Sainte-Anne is full of gourmet Japanese locations. Ramen, sushi, Udon … you’ll be spoiled for choice to try authentic Japanese recipes. Because here, unlike many restaurants, the cooking is done by real Japanese chefs! 

For a quick lunch break, for example, take a bento takeaway at Juji-Ya at number 16, and sit in the gardens of the Palais Royal.

Rue Sainte-Anne – 75002 Paris

Jardins du Palais Royal (Royal Palace Gardens)

2 Galerie de Montpensier – 75001 Paris

Pass through the covered walkways

Take the historic passages and galleries to cross the city: an unusual tour of part of Paris’ exceptional heritage.

Small bookshops, lovely cafes, and antiques are strewn along your walk through the “belly of Paris”.

The best known: the Passage des Panoramas, the Galerie Vivienne and the Passage du Grand-Cerf.

Passage des Panoramas

11 Boulevard Montmartre – 75009 Paris

Galerie Vivienne

5 Rue de la Banque – 75002 Paris

Venture into le Sentier

Here, the rolls of fabrics are superimposed in the windows of buildings steeped in history and rub shoulders with young start-ups or web agencies with a home in this lively area of Paris.

The Sentier Quarter is composed of small and sometimes quirky streets where we love to stroll and breathe in the eclectic spirit of Paris.

Take Rue d’Aboukir, Rue de Cléry, Rue du Mail, Rue des Petits Carreaux, or the famous Rue Montorgueil, a pedestrian street dotted with grocers, florists, and lovely cafes.

Rue Montorgueil – 75002 Paris

Finish the day by taking in a play

Bouffes-Parisiens Theater, Michodière Theater, Variety Theater (Théâtre des Variétés) … the area around the hotel is full of theaters. Comedy or tragedy, you only have to choose the scenario for the end of the day!

Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens

4 Rue Monsigny – 75002 Paris

Théâtre de la Michodière

4 bis Rue de la Michodière – 75002 Paris

Théâtre des Variétés (Variety Theater)

7 Boulevard Montmartre – 75002 Paris 

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