Whether you are looking for a luxury hotel in Paris close to the one and only Eiffel Tower or to the romantic Montmartre, this guide will help you make the most of your visit to the city and choose where to stay at the heart of the capital.
Leading west from “Place de la Concorde”, Champs-Elysees Avenue is the most famous boulevard of the ones originated at the “Arc de Triomphe”. Surrounded by exclusive boutiques, luxury hotel series such as “Hotel Madeleine” and Amarante Beau Manoir, restaurants, cinemas and nightclubs, this wide and lush street is the perfect setting for a stroll. Not far from this charming location, “Faubourg St-Honore” is parallel to it and houses the famous Hermes store. For years now, fashion houses have been invading the Golden Triangle formed with Avenue Montaigne which leads to the Seine and where a series of elegant buildings enjoy splendid views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower.
The arched pavilions of the Louvre Museum dominate the north bank of the Seine, which extends from Pont Royal to Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris. Luxury hotels gather around the long Rivoli Street, which crosses elegant and bohemian neighborhoods towards the east and the Marais district. Nearby, Châtelet metro station offers a direct connection to Orly and Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airports. In the Marais, a multitude of lively pedestrian streets lead you to some of the most famous cultural sites, such as the Pompidou Center, the most famous luxury small hotels and some unique and charming night bars in Paris.
North of Paris and on its highest hill is the district of Montmartre that embodies the capital’s quintessence. Narrow cobblestone streets lead to candlelit bistros and bars, small squares lighted by lampposts, such as the Tertre Square, and 5-star hotels where balconies are adorned with beautiful lights. The hill is dominated by the Sacré-Cœur Basilica’s white domes and offers a wonderful panoramic view that encompasses the hot Pigalle district situated at the foot of Montmartre. Further south, you can find the Opera district’s luxury hotels and shops where you can spend some unforgettable days of shopping and sightseeing. The main railway stations, Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est, are only a few metro stops away. There is still one crucial aspect to take into consideration! As you all know, Paris is a lively city so, during important events (trade fairs, sporting events, etc.), many hotels rooms are a sell-out. Check in well in advance if you plan to find accommodation on these dates.