Come and stay at the Cadet residence, our apart hotel near the Louvre museum and its historical district. Located in the 9th district of Paris, the Cadet Residence guarantees an ideal location to discover the city and the Louvre Palace district, its museum and its pyramid, the Tuileries garden or the Palais Royal. The residence is also close to other typical places in the centre of Paris such as the Opera Garnier, the Musée Grévin or the Grands Boulevards.
Visit the Louvre from our hotel in Paris 9
The Palais du Louvre, commonly known as the Louvre Museum, is located in the 1st arrondissement, adjacent to the quays of the Seine. It is a former royal castle which now houses the internationally renowned museum. From the apartment hotel Cadet, the Louvre museum is only 13 minutes away by metro (line 7) and only 20 minutes on foot. Discover the Palace of the Kings of France just a few metro stops away from the residence. Treat yourself to an exceptional moment in the Palais-Royal district, which includes the palace, the garden, the galleries and the theatre. The Tuileries Gardens offer a great place to take a stroll, enjoy the Ferris Wheel and spend some quality time in the sun.
The Louvre Museum
The Louvre is the most visited museum in the world and the second most visited paying cultural site in France, behind Disneyland. In 2019, the museum welcomed 9.6 million visitors. It has impressive collections: more than 615,000 works, of which only 35,000 pieces are exhibited in its 360,000 m². Its glass pyramid houses the entrance to the museum and was designed by the Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei. It is the first major construction to be made of laminated glass. It was inaugurated by François Mitterrand in 1988 and 1989. The Palais-Royal is the monumental complex on the other side of the rue de Rivoli; it has a beautiful garden with a fountain and adjoins the Comédie Française, the Constitutional Council, the Banque de France and the Council of State. The Domaine National du Palais-Royal, whose entrance is on rue Saint-Honoré, is also home to the famous Buren Columns and the palace gardens. The Tuileries garden is opposite the Cour carrée Napoléon where the Louvre pyramid and the museum are located; the two are separated by the Place du Carrousel.
A bit of History
The palace was a fortified castle in 1190 under King Philip Augustus. Later, Charles V turned the castle into a royal residence, then Philip II took over the residence. Numerous works followed to transform the fortress into a residence and then into a large museum: demolition of wings and construction of new wings in Renaissance style. In 1594, Henri IV united the Louvre palace with the Tuileries palace; this was the period of the “Grand Dessein”. But in 1681, when Louis XIV decided to take the Château de Versailles as his main royal residence, the Louvre remained as it was and work stopped. In the 18th century, new projects were undertaken to complete the “Grand Dessein”, including the transformation of the Louvre into a museum. This project began during the reign of Louis XV and was completed at the time of the Revolution. In 1882, the École du Louvre was created in the Flore wing. Louis XIV made it possible to expand the art collection in the Louvre. The Louvre Museum opened on 10 August 1793, under the name of Museum central des arts de la République. The Louvre pyramid was built in 1983 by Ieoh Ming Pei; the Tuileries garden was redeveloped in 1990.
The most famous collections of the Louvre are known throughout the world. The Mona Lisa (1503-1506) by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most famous paintings, The Wedding at Cana by Paolo Veronese (1562), The Rite of Napoleon by Jacques Louis David (1806-1807), The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault (1818-1819), and Liberty Guiding the People by Delacroix (1830). Among the most famous sculptures, the museum houses the Venus de Milo representing the goddess Venus from Ancient Greece (100 BC), the Crouching Scribe from Ancient Egypt, the Victory of Samothrace from Ancient Greece (190 BC) or the Winged Bulls of Khorsabad (713 BC).
Our apart hotel near the Louvre in Paris
The Cadet residence is a typical Parisian aparthotel ideally located in the 9th arrondissement. The hotel offers spacious and fully-equipped flats and comfortable studios suitable for short and long stays. Each flat has a lounge area that can be converted into a double, triple or family room for 1 to 6 people. Each apartment has a double bed or twin beds, flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi internet access, a sofa bed, a private bathroom with shower or bathtub, a safe and air conditioning in summer. A kitchenette is equipped with crockery, cooking utensils, coffee machine and kettle, dishwasher.
The exceptional location of the residence near the Louvre, the department stores or the garden of the royal palace offers you a pleasant and unforgettable stay. Close to public transport (Cadet metro station – line 7, Grands Boulevards – lines 8 and 9 and Auber – RER A), the residence allows you to go to the Palais-Royal – Louvre Museum, to the Pont-Neuf station to visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral, to the Champs-Élysées, to the Place de la Concorde, to the Eiffel Tower or to the Invalides
The Cadet residence is the apart hotel near the Louvre that you need for your next stay in Paris. Come and discover the capital by staying in the 9th arrondissement, in the historic centre of Paris.