AN EXCEPTIONAL SITUATION
In the heart of the Latin Quarter, on a lively and typically Parisian street, the Hotel des Arènes enjoys an exceptional location close to the Arènes de Lutèce. It will only take you five minutes on foot to reach the Jardin des Plantes and the Pantheon. In fifteen minutes, you can get to the Île de la Cité and Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Jardin du Luxembourg or the boulevards Saint-Michel and Saint-Germain.
What’s more, the hotel is perfectly served by public transport, having several Metro stations and bus stops in the immediate vicinity. Shopping, cultural visits, business trips, you can experience it all here in the heart of Paris!
In the 5th arrondissement
The 5th arrondissement is better known as the Latin Quarter. A vibrant university district, it boasts superb buildings such as the Sorbonne, the Collège de France and the Lycées Louis le Grand and Henri IV.
The Jardin des Plantes botanical garden, with its menagerie, magnificent greenhouses and Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, is an essential place to visit. The Grand Mosque of Paris is also a fascinating place. When you’re in the mood for relaxation, head to the Jardin du Luxembourg and sit on the chairs arranged by the side of the flower-fringed paths and the pond.
Discover the Rue Mouffetard and its wide choice of restaurants and cafes, some of which provide great entertainment throughout the night. Or go to the Rue des Ecoles and Boulevard Saint-Germain to explore the Paris of artists and intellectuals and visit bookshops and arthouse cinemas, as well as cafés that have become legendary, such as the Flore and the Deux Magots.
The Jardin du Luxembourg
Created at the behest of Marie de Medici in the early 17th century to complement the Palais du Luxembourg, today the seat of the Senate, the Jardin du Luxembourg covers 23 hectares.
Bringing together a French-style garden, with its succession of flowerbeds, a pond and gravelled paths, and an English-style garden of elegant groves, it invites you to walk and relax. There are many statues to admire, and the magnificent Palais du Luxembourg watches over all that verdant splendour.
Notre Dame Cathedral
A true symbol of Paris, just like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral has loomed above the Île de la Cité for more than 850 years.
Its impressive Gothic facade, adorned with ornate portals and a large rose window, is extended by two square towers housing the famous bells. The setting of Victor Hugo's classic novel, this sacred building has hosted historic occasions such as the arrival of the Crown of Thorns in 1239 and the coronation of Napoleon in 1804.
How to reach the hotel
From the Orly and Roissy Charles de Gaulle airports, take the RER B to Châtelet or Saint-Michel station, then ride the Metro for four stations. A journey of about an hour will bring you to just a few steps from the hotel.
If you are arriving by train, it will take you only five minutes by Metro to reach the hotel from the Gare d'Austerlitz, less than 20 minutes from the Gare de Lyon and Gare Montparnasse and 25 minutes from the Gare Saint-Lazare.
By car, you can easily approach from the south and from the Boulevard Périphérique by taking the Avenue de la Porte d'Italie then the Avenue des Gobelins. From the north, take the Boulevard Magenta, Place de la République and the Boulevard Saint-Germain. Public pay parking is available two minutes away on foot.
The hotel is served by Metro line 7 (Place Monge, Jardin des Plantes), 200 metres away, and line 10 (Cardinal Lemoine), 180 metres away, as well as by the bus services 47, 82, 84 and 85.