Nestled between the Louvre to the east and the Eiffel Tower to the west, the Invalides area of Paris is not to be missed, but as it’s fantastic location may tell you - it isn’t easy to find somewhere to park your car! In Paris, there’s a 2-hour limit, high tariffs and the area is controlled under a watchful eye. So put one wheel wrong and you’ll be sure to get a fine, and nobody likes to be fined. Luckily, you don’t have to go down this road ;) With Parclick you can book your parking in advance, so you can choose where you want to park and for how long you want to be parked for, all for a cheaper price than you'd pay on the day!
The traditional home of the Parisian well-to-do, and the aristocracy, this area of Paris screams money. Beautiful, but massive apartments are the order of the day here. The properties are so grand that they were confiscated by the French Republic to turn them into Embassies. The area has the Seine to the north, and is dominated by the complex of the same name: L’Hôtel des Invalides.
L’Hôtel des Invalides is a complex of museums and monuments documenting France’s military history. It includes the Musée de l’Armée, the Musée des Plans Relief and the Musée d’Histoire Contemporaine. But the most impressive part has to be the golden Dôme des Invalides, where one of the most famous Corsicans in the world has his final resting place - Napoléon. The Dôme was inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and is nothing short of impressive, oozing opulence with baroque arches.
If you’re an art lover then may we present to you: The Musée Rodin. The museum celebrates the works of Auguste Rodin, who donated all his collection to the French State. It has beautiful gardens, which are admired by the native Parisians, as well as art from Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir amongst others - something else that’s useful to know is that the descriptions are also available in English.
This area is quieter compared to the Quartier Latin or Montmartre, but is so Parisians, why not head down to Marie-Anne Cantin shop to sample and buy some traditional French cheese - yum!
Enjoy your time in Invalides, without worrying about your parking. Book now!