With 205 kilometres of lines, 303 stations and more than 1.5 billion passengers a year, the Paris Metro is certainly a large-scale enterprise! But before arriving at our current 14 lines, there was a lot of planning, excavation and construction to be done!
Located at the edge of the 5th and 6th arrondissements of Paris, the Hotel des Mines offers the ideal starting point for visiting the capital’s myriad attractions. Between the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Jardin des Plantes lies a network of ancient streets awaiting your discovery, the most famous and charming of them all being, undoubtedly, the Rue Mouffetard.
Want to experience a typically Parisian run-up to Christmas? The team at your Hôtel des Mines invites you to discover one of the essential traditions of this time of year; Christmas shopping in the Grands Magasins (department stores) of the capital. A magical shopping spree coming up!
Do you want to experience another culture, get away from it all and relax without leaving Paris? A fifteen-minute walk from your Hotel des Mines, close to the Museum of Natural History and the Jardin des Plantes, you’ll find the Grand Mosque of Paris!
Just a short and pleasant stroll from the Hotel des Mines, you’ll find the exquisite 23-hectare expanse of the Jardin du Luxembourg. Created by royal command of Marie de Medici in 1612, this public green space is now a delight for Parisians and visitors alike. You can roam paths lined with chestnut trees, enjoy a picnic or take a nap.