42, Boulevard Garibaldi
Paris, easily and quickly
The Magna Arbor Group hotels are all located in lively neighbourhoods close to the capital's places of interest, including museums, monuments, business districts, and parks... They are also very well served by public transport. The Istria and the Baldi are only a ten-minute walk from the Gare Montparnasse and its Metro lines. The Coypel is a few steps from the Place d'Italie and its three Metro lines.
Left bank of the Seine
The three establishments of the Magna Arbor group are located on the Left Bank of the Seine, in the 13th, 14th and 15th arrondissements. Within easy reach of the greatest Parisian monuments and museums, they are also located in neighbourhoods that are lively, active, authentic, and full of character. The Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Montparnasse, Gobelins and Butte-aux-Cailles are just some of the places of interest situated very close to the Baldi, Istria and Coypel hotels. You will also find a number of restaurants, bistros, brasseries and cafés in these neighbourhoods, as well as theatres, cinemas and performance halls where you can enjoy essentially Parisian evenings. Finally, being well served by public transport, these neighbourhoods are good starting points for getting around Paris quickly and easily.
The 15th arrondissement is full of surprises, taking you from the vast exhibition halls of Paris Expo, where the biggest international fairs are hosted, to the Parc André-Citroën, a contemporary green space with huge lawns spreading to the edge of the Seine. It’s a great district in which to go shopping, thanks to malls such as the Beaugrenelle and lively streets like the Rue de Vaugirard, but there is also no shortage of cultural attractions, including UNESCO and the Bourdelle Museum. What’s more, with the Île au Cygnes and its famous quarter scale replica of the Statue of Liberty, as well as the Parc Georges Brassens, it offers great opportunities for walks.
One of the largest arrondissements of Paris, the 15th takes you from the Seine to the Boulevard Périphérique. Lively and varied, it offers many green escapes, from the Île aux Cygnes to the Parc Georges Brassens, the Parc André-Citroën, and many verdant squares.
The 15th advantageously combines shopping opportunities at the Beaugrenelle shopping centre, for example, and cultural activities at UNESCO, among others. Finally, its streets are home to many restaurants, ranging from Michelin starred establishments to traditional bistros perpetuating the Parisian tradition. You will find it a pleasure to stroll the streets of the 15th arrondissement…
A symbol of Paris recognised worldwide, the Eiffel Tower never ceases to fascinate, whether you admire it from the ground, brave the challenge of its endless stairs or relax and let yourself be carried to its summit by the elevators. Although it is universally known, this 330-metre-high wrought iron lattice masterpiece never disappoints and continues to reveal its secrets to its visitors. It also offers magnificent photo opportunities, from the most classic angles to the most unusual compositions.
Montparnasse has many faces. Its immense tower offering an inimitable view of the Eiffel Tower and the rooftops of the city, its brand-new Ateliers Gaîté shopping centre and its neighbourhood receiving a new lease of life establish it firmly in the 21st century. However, Montparnasse does not forget its artistic past, as revealed by the district’s many cinemas, theatres, and historic brasseries such as the Coupole and the Closerie des Lilas, which have played host to the likes of Picasso and Sartre, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett.
The Trocadéro esplanade undoubtedly offers the most beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower. Bordered by the two characteristic curving buildings of the Palais de Chaillot housing various institutions such as the Musée de l'Homme and the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, this immense space combines an urban esplanade where skateboarders come to test their skills, and magnificent landscaped gardens adorned with monumental works of art and water features. It invites you to stroll, admire the view and find the best angle from which to photograph the Eiffel Tower.
With its modern and monumental architecture, the great international institution dedicated to education, science and culture stands proudly between the very elegant 7th and the innovative 15th arrondissements. A guided tour gives you the opportunity to grasp the beauty and complexity of the place and its gardens. In addition to magnificent and exciting temporary exhibitions, UNESCO houses more than 600 works of art, including pieces by Picasso, Calder and Giacometti.
A true architectural achievement, the Centre Commercial de Beaugrenelle invites you to enjoy a very Parisian shopping experience in an elegant and original setting. Bathed in natural light, refreshed by green spaces installed on the roof, enhanced by unique works of art such as the Grand Mobile by Xavier Veilhan, the mall hosts Parisian and international brands as well as restaurants and a cinema. Pop-up shops also allow you to discover original and little-known brands.
Crossing the 15th arrondissement, the Boulevard Garibaldi connects the Boulevard Pasteur, which leads to Montparnasse, and the Boulevard de Grenelle leading to the Seine. Wide and planted with trees, it is traversed at its centre by the beautiful viaduct of the elevated section of Metro line 6, giving it a distinctive Parisian atmosphere. Lively with shops and restaurants, it invites you to wander.
Back in the Roaring Twenties, Montparnasse hosted the most talented creatives, from Picasso and Breton to Modigliani and Oscar Wilde. Their ateliers, transformed into museums, testify to this vibrant artistic past. But the 14th arrondissement is also very much a part of today, with its huge Tower offering a 360° view across Paris, and its brand-new Ateliers Gaîté shopping centre. The district also has its bucolic side, found in the romantic surroundings of the Parc Montsouris.
The 14th arrondissement was defined culturally by the artists and intellectuals who made it famous in the interwar period. However, it is not just about nostalgia and the district brims with energy and conviviality, from its brasseries open until late at night, to its theatres, cinemas and shopping malls.
From the top of the Montparnasse Tower, you can enjoy the most beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower and the rooftops of Paris. The district also offers many unusual attractions, including the Giacometti Institute, the Paris Observatory, and the Catacombs.
A city within a city, Saint-Germain-des-Prés has its own history, traditions and inimitable atmosphere. Cultivating the memory of Sagan and Godard, of Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, it takes you from bookstores to café terraces, from arthouse cinemas to fashion boutiques. Vibrant, elegant, proud of its history, it also offers magnificent testimonies of the past, such as the beautiful abbey church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, one of the few vestiges of religious Romanesque art in Paris.
A district of artists during the Roaring Twenties, Montparnasse today retains a beautiful energy. You can dine at the famous Closerie des Lilas as well as snack on the go at the brand-new Food Court Society of the Ateliers Gaîté, watch a blockbuster in a big screen cinema or discover an obscure play in an avant-garde theatre. Lots of soul and freedom in one neighbourhood!
A historic student district, the Latin Quarter invites you to dive into history. From the Musée de Cluny, a museum of the Middle Ages that also preserves Roman era baths, to the Panthéon, a mausoleum where many of the great men and women who added to the greater glory of France lie at rest, the Sorbonne and the romantic Jardin du Luxembourg, the Latin Quarter unfolds centuries of history. From fashion boutiques to bookstores, from café terraces to restaurants, you will find so much to do there!
With its gravelled paths, its large pond where children sail their boats, its metal chairs that invite you to relax and enjoy the sun, its flowers and its statues, the Jardin du Luxembourg is a place full of charm in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Created in the early 17th century at the behest of Marie de Medici and bordered by the Palais du Luxembourg, seat of the Senate, it is regularly cited as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world.
Located in the south-east of Paris, on the Left Bank, the 13th arrondissement is large and eclectic. From the quays of the Seine, where cutting edge places like the Cité de la Mode et du Design have opened, to the picturesque streets and flower-bedecked colourful houses of the Butte-aux-Cailles, the superb street art frescoes of the Boulevard Vincent Auriol and the oriental restaurants of the Asian quarter, this arrondissement has plenty to offer!
Without leaving the 13th arrondissement, you can treat yourself to a timeless stroll in the Butte-aux-Cailles or the Cité Florale, taste a Chinese specialty from the stalls of the Asian quarter, and take a break in the gardens of the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand before ending the day in one of the trendy bars of the Cité de la Mode et du Design on the banks of the Seine.
The 13th, lively and eclectic, is open to new trends but doesn’t neglect its roots and knows how to achieve the perfect balance between new urban experiences and typically Parisian traditions.
Some 200 metres in diameter, the Place d'Italie has been at the heart of the main traffic arteries of the Left Bank since Roman times! Today, this large square forms a link between the various neighbourhoods of the 13th arrondissement. Dominated by the elegant silhouette of the Mairie du XIIIe administrative hub, the Place d'Italie also houses a shopping centre and cinemas. In its centre is a garden with a fountain and pond, giving the place a touch of old-fashioned charm.
Linking the elegant 5th arrondissement and its lively streets, Mouffetard and Monge, to the Place d'Italie and the 13th arrondissement, the Avenue des Gobelins connects two distinct facets of Paris. Enhanced by the magnificent facade of the Manufacture des Gobelins, a tapestry factory dating from the early 17th century and listed as a Historic Monument, it is also famous for its many shops, cafes and cinemas.
A veritable little village, bucolic and peaceful, in the heart of the big city, the Butte-aux-Cailles testifies to the evolution of Parisian urbanisation, as it did not become a part of the municipality of Paris until 1860. Strolling through its cobbled streets, you’ll find the hill that once was dotted with windmills and vineyards. Along the streets, plaques testify to the ventures that were carried out there, from the first balloon flight in 1783 to the digging of an artesian well a century later.