Suddenly feeling the urge to get away from it all? What if you took advantage of a spring break to do some local tourism and explore the lesser-known corners of the capital? Mercure hotels offer you an impeccable welcome and respect for sanitary measures in the four corners of the City of Light. Located at the foot of one of the most famous French monuments, the Mercure Paris Arc de Triomphe Wagram hotel invites you to admire the great tourist sites and to discover the secrets of the 8th, 16th and 17th arrondissements. Choose this 4-star hotel for your next stay in France!

Parisian elegance

The discreet yet sophisticated chic of the capital is beautifully interpreted in the lobby of the Mercure Paris Arc de Triomphe Wagram hotel. Blending the purity of white and marble with the luxury of black and precious wood, the lobby will plunge you into a cosy and design decor. Warmly welcomed, you can then discover one of the comfortable and contemporary rooms that follow the aesthetic codes of the lobby by combining white with darker and more elegant shades. Equipped with all the necessary facilities, the "Superior" rooms have the advantage of a whirlpool bath to relax you after your day of visit. The hotel also offers rooms with a private corridor for your family weekends.

The Mercure Paris Arc de Triomphe Wagram hotel has been awarded the AllSafe label and will serve you breakfast in your room to start your day in a relaxed way. You can also enjoy the fresh air on the patio and order a drink in the cosy bar. Situated less than 300 metres from the Arc de Triomphe, this modern hotel enjoys a location that will delight tourists and business travellers alike. The hotel is close to all major transport links and only 5 minutes by metro from Porte Maillot and its congress centre. The hotel is close to the Champs-Élysées and is also ideal for shopping on the most beautiful avenue in the world.

Architectural walks

The area around this Mercure hotel has the highest concentration of Haussmann buildings in the capital. Just stroll down the Avenue de Wagram and you'll be able to appreciate beautiful examples of this typically Parisian architecture. During your strolls, you will also be able to see beautiful neo-renaissance style mansions, such as the mansion of the perfumer Aimé Guerlain at 19, rue Legendre. The most famous monument of the district dates from 1806 and is of neoclassical architecture. It is of course the famous Arc de Triomphe. Located less than 300 meters from the hotel, this symbol of the capital gives you access to its interior to have a beautiful view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower from its top. While staying at the nearby hotel, you will also have the opportunity to attend the rekindling ceremony of the flame of the unknown soldier. Every evening at 6:30 pm, you can watch the fire of the cenotaph dance under the feet of one of the most famous arches in the world.

8 minutes away by RER, another arch awaits you, in a much more modern form: the Grande Arche de la Défense. A meeting place for business travellers and shopaholics, the La Défense district is an open-air museum for all lovers of architecture from the 1960s to the present day. Agam's monumental fountain, César's thumb or Miró's colourful duo of characters at the entrance to the Quatre Temps are just some of the works you will encounter during your explorations. Less than 10 minutes by metro also separates the hotel from the more touristic Paris with the obelisk of the Place de la Concorde, the ponds of the Tuileries garden, the pyramid of the Louvre or the gilding of the Palais Garnier. Finally, it is impossible to leave the city of love without visiting its Iron Lady. Go to the Trocadero gardens and sit by the Warsaw fountain, so refreshing in summer thanks to its 20 water cannons, to contemplate the emblem of France from its most beautiful angle.

Green walks and gourmet breaks

While Paris delights architecture lovers, it also hides some beautiful green spaces. The closest one to the hotel is far from being unknown as it is the Parc Monceau. A source of inspiration for Monet, this garden of more than 8 hectares lends itself to reverie with its colonnade, its artists' statues hidden in the groves and its pond straddled by a romantic bridge. Another little piece of nature near theArc de Triomphe, the Pereire Promenade is the secret green corridor of Paris. Less well known than the René-Dumont greenway, this linear walk takes you through a good part of the 17th arrondissement. Starting from Porte Maillot, you can stroll through rose beds, flowerbeds and in the shade of wisteria and honeysuckle to reach the Place du Maréchal Juin. Continuing your walk northwards, you will reach another small green lung of Paris: the square of Batignolles. This pretty English garden is appreciated by the locals for its quietness, its small winding paths and its pond populated by geese and ducks.

Has this walk whetted your appetite? Then sit down on one of the terraces of the Place du Dr Félix Lobligeois to eat in the villageatmosphere of Les Batignolles! The district is full of wine bars where you can nibble on cheese and cold meats to start the evening on a relaxed note. Closer to the Arc de Triomphe, the streets are overflowing with restaurants with flavours from here and there, from Manhattan Terrazza's pizzas and pastas to Oxte's ceviches and other Mexican-inspired dishes, as well as Parisian bistro cuisine, such as at Le Petit Nico, and gourmet restaurants, such as Caïus by chef Jean-Marc Notelet. Rediscover the pleasures of eating out by trusting these establishments that have done everything possible to welcome you in the best possible conditions!

Unusual world tour

With several embassies, the area around the Arc de Triomphe can take you to the four corners of the world, not only because of its variety of restaurants, but also because of its buildings. Your walks around the hotel will take you to Russia with the Saint-Alexandre-Nevksy Cathedral. This Orthodox church, however, manages to blend in better with the landscape than the surprising Chinese pagoda at the intersection of rue de Courcelles and rue Rembrandt. With its red walls contrasting with the white ashlar of the Haussmann facades, this unusual building is a fantasy intended by Ching Tsai Loo, a 19th century Chinese art dealer. To the great despair of his neighbours, this Chinese-born Parisian dandy wanted to recreate the atmosphere of his native country by transforming a private mansion into a pagoda. The site serves as a museum housing various collections related to China, an opportunity to discover its splendid interior.

Would you like to explore another part of Paris or visit another major city in France? Enjoy the pleasures of local tourism by letting yourself be tempted by the offers of Mercure hotels!