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Exploring the lesser-known Paris

While enjoying your stay at the Hotel Royal Cardinal, why not take the time to discover a Paris that is off the beaten path? There’s a Paris that’s not as well-known as that which boasts so many world-famous monuments, but which is nonetheless fascinating, exciting and memorable. Here is our quick guide to this relatively hidden Paris.

Dancing the night away at the Gare du Nord

Here’s your opportunity to participate in an historic event that is totally unprecedented. You’ll see the Gare du Nord as you’ve never seen it before as this huge and phenomenally busy railway station becomes a nightclub for one night and one night only!

Be part of the most famous music festival in Paris

A music festival in Paris is the perfect start to summer. Now in its 34th year, Fete de la Musique, or Music Day, will take place on June 21st 2015. It’s one of the most famous events of its type and attracts spectators and participants from every corner of the globe.

The new 1st floor – an exciting addition to the Eiffel Tower

The whole family will enjoy a day out at the Eiffel Tower, and it is also a romantic and glamorous choice for couples. Erected as a temporary entrance to the 1889 World Fair in Paris, Gustave Eiffel's masterpiece attracts in the region of 7 million visitors per year, and is the highest building in the city to this day.

Plan memorable family outings in Paris

Hotel Royal Cardinal is ideally located for fun family outings in Paris, and from theme parks to museums and zoos, the capital really does have it all. We’ve chosen a few of our favourite kid friendly attractions, and we’ll be happy to help with directions to any that inspire you.