Beyond the Eiffel Tower: 5 Lesser-Known Paris Destinations

Although the beautiful Eiffel Tower is a can’t-miss Paris destination, don’t let your trip stop there. We’ve compiled a list of five of the best lesser-known Paris attractions to help you see all that the City of Love has to offer. Enjoy your trip off the beaten path!

Musée Marmottan—Claude Monet

For those looking to avoid the crowds at the Louvre, this museum is a fantastic option. Despite being one of the city’s less famous museums, Musée Marmottan houses a collection of over 300 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, including the world’s largest collection of art by Claude Monet. The Monet paintings, most of which were donated by the artist’s family, include vibrant and colorful canvases of his water garden in Giverny. The museum also features works by Renoir, Degas, and Manet.

Les Puces

Although Paris does have its share of designer fashion, it is also home to some of the best flea markets in the world. The largest is the market at Porte de Clignancourt, known by locals as Les Puces. Les Puces is also the largest flea market in the world, attracting between 120,000 and 180,000 visitors each weekend. Check it out to find anything from souvenirs to valuable antique furniture. Just don’t forget to check your calendar—Les Puces is only open Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays!

Stade de France

In a city full of timeless art and architecture, it’s easy to forget about sports. If that’s what you’re into, this is the place: The Stade de France—France’s national stadium—is home to both the French national football team and the French rugby union team for international competition. It was built in 1998 to house the FIFA World Cup. In addition to sporting events, the Stade has also hosted musicians including Paul McCartney, Madonna and Lady Gaga.

Musée du Vin

In case wine aficionados didn’t already have enough to do in Paris, the Musée du Vin in the 16th arrondissement is a shrine to the French art of winemaking. Its collections contain more than 2,000 pieces, some of which date back over 2000 years. Displays include the tools of the vine, wine cellars, and objects to serve and taste wine, among others.The museum pays tribute to the generations of artisans who have made French wine what it is today—a must-see for any wine lovers or collectors!

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, which was opened during the reign of Emperor Napoleon III, is a smaller park that is a beautiful destination for both romantic getaways and families with children. For couples, the park’s lakes, bridges, waterfall, caves and giant cedars create a gorgeous natural atmosphere. The park’s playgrounds and pony rides, however, make it an equally child-friendly spot. For a beautiful view, check out the Temple de la Sybille—a roman-inspired temple sitting atop one of the park’s cliffs.

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Hipmunk Hotels: New Design and Features

At Hipmunk, we’ve made finding the perfect hotel for your next trip even faster and easier. Today, we introduce our redesigned hotel search for mobile and web: a new look featuring upgrades so you can find the perfect hotel at the best price.

The redesigned hotel search has several new features. Each feature allows you to compare hotels and select the best location and rate without ever leaving Hipmunk.

Stay Where You Need to Be

Want to stay steps away from your business meeting or favorite landmark? Our redesigned hotel search for web allows you to drop pins on a map so you can find accommodations close to where you want to be. In addition, the map is now side by side with the hotel results list, so you can see where hotels on the list actually are on a map!

Stats That Answer Your Questions

New Hipmunk stats on web, mobile web, and apps are based on TrustYou sentiment data, which makes it faster and easier to see a hotel’s strengths and weaknesses (as determined by real people) without having to read endless individual reviews. At a glance, you can get details on the things that are important for your vacation including location, service, value, food, pool, internet, and more.

Everything Happens in One Place

Our new design gives you more “Book on Hipmunk” hotel choices, which allow you to book hotels directly on the Hipmunk website or app. That means that you’ll never be transferred to a partner’s website or app, so you can finish booking your trip without pop-ups or new tabs.

What Stays the Same?

We’ve only changed the stuff that needed it.  Your favorite features like the “Ecstasy” filter (sorting hotels by a combination of price, amenities, and reviews), Heatmap (showing neighborhoods with the highest concentration of food, tourism, shopping and nightlife) and Tonight Deals (helping app users save up to 60% on last-minute hotel bookings) are still around. In addition, our “Neighborhoods” feature, which helps you find unique neighborhoods, their descriptions, and places of interest, is still there to help you experience your destination like a local.

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Hipmunk Launches Redesigned Hotel Search on Mobile and Web

New hotel search features include improved map functionality, new sentiment-based reviews, and more Book on Hipmunk options

SAN FRANCISCO (June 5, 2014) — Hipmunk, the fastest, easiest way to plan travel, just made hotel search even simpler. As part of its commitment to an exceptional user experience, Hipmunk made several upgrades to its hotel search on both mobile and web. These improvements include a redesigned map, easier-to-read hotel reviews, and more Book on Hipmunk options than ever before.

“Now that we offer more than 1.2 million accommodation options, it’s increasingly important that our users are able to navigate those options efficiently,” said Adam Goldstein, CEO and co-founder of Hipmunk. “This new release makes it even easier for users on all devices to find the best accommodations.”

Redesigned Hipmunk Hotel Search on Web

Users looking to stay close to a business meeting, particular address, or landmark can now easily drop pins on the map to see accommodations nearby. In addition, the map is now side by side with the hotel results list, so users can view both simultaneously.

New and Easier-to-Read Hotel Reviews on Mobile Web, Apps, and Web

New Hipmunk reviews are based on sentiment data aggregated from many sources, making it faster and easier to see a hotel’s strengths and weaknesses without having to read pages of individual reviews. At a glance, users can see if the breakfast is wonderful, the staff is friendly, if the Internet is slow, and much more.

Book on Hipmunk on Mobile Web, Apps, and Web

Now users have more Book on Hipmunk hotel choices so they can book hotels directly inside the Hipmunk website and apps. Users can now see a list of all the hotel suppliers that offer Book on Hipmunk rates for that stay.

Along with the updates, Hipmunk will maintain user favorites like: Tonight Deals, which helps app users save up to 60 percent on last minute hotel bookings; Heatmaps, which shows the neighborhoods with the highest concentration of food, tourism, shopping, nightlife, and “vice;” the “ecstasy” filter, which sorts hotels by a combination of price, amenities, and reviews; and Neighborhoods, which shows individual neighborhood names, descriptions, and common tourist attractions so travelers can find a place to stay with local flavor.

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About Hipmunk

Hipmunk is the fastest, easiest way to plan travel. The site and mobile apps help save time and money by comparing top travel sites to show the perfect flight or hotel at the cheapest price. Hipmunk offers the most comprehensive travel search, from commercial flights, trains, and charter flights to hotels and vacation rentals through Airbnb and HomeAway. The unique display makes it easy to visually compare results to choose the best option.

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