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Palais des Congrès - Porte Maillot

The Jardin de Villiers Hotel is situated near the Porte Maillot

Located in the heart of Paris and near the Porte Maillot, the Jardin de Villiers hotel, on the edge of the Monceau park district, is ideally located in the heart of the 17th arrondissement of Paris. A few hundred meters from the metro station Villiers, the passage in the district of Batignolles is ideal for the conviviality of the visitors who will stay there. In addition, this charming hotel has a very quietand relaxing garden. The hotel service is also professional with a staff always ready to listen to its guests. Then around the Porte Maillot, prestigious museums, the Grand Palais des Congrès and thegreat department stores for shopping will transport you to a world of pleasant and informative discoveries.When you leave your meetings, conferences and other trainings, do not forget to come and relax inour new fitness room.At the beginning of the 20th century, the line Porte Maillot – Porte de Vincennes was the first metroline of Paris. The station Porte Maillot has four platforms divided into two half-stations. Also, to reachthe Hotel Jardin de Villiers, simply take the metro line 1 or line C of the RER.

The Porte Maillot and its history

Located at the limit of the 16th and 17th arrondissements, Porte Maillot is precisely located at the intersection of Avenue de la Grande-Armée, Boulevard de l'Amiral-Bruix and Gouvion-Saint-Cyr. Under Henri II, the Porte Maillot was an integral part of the eight gates that the Bois de Boulogne enclosure contained. This axis allowed the exit from Paris to Neuilly. At that time, the name for it was "Mahiaulx";, then "Mahiot". In 1931, to redevelop the place, which extends the Champs-Elysees fromthe Etoile to La Defense, the works had to pass through the Porte Maillot. A new aerodrome was setup with two aerostats, one of which was a tethered balloon. There was a remarkable accident withthe tethered balloon when one cable ruptured in July 1904. Fortunately, there were no victims.Today, this part of the capital of France is a major intersection and interchange with six to eight lanes of traffic.

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