With charming streets lined with quaint cafes to famous landmarks, what is there not to love about Paris? The capital of French is the hub for experiencing the best of French culture. It has the best food, art, fashion, and architecture in the country. The Eiffel Tower is the symbol of the city with 360-degree views from its observation deck or sit in its shadows at the Champ de Mars for a leisure picnic sipping delicious French Wine. Paris accounts for a majority of the nearly 90 million visitors to France. In addition to the Eiffel Tower, Paris is also home to the Louvre Museum, the most visited museum in the world – the Mona Lisa is breathtaking to see in person. Go on a river cruise on River Seine or shop the international fashion houses with boutiques in the 8th arrondissement. And you can’t forget the incredible culinary experiences, whether you’re eating a freshly made pastry from a local bakery or a meal by a world-renowned chef in a Michelin-starred restaurant. Below is a selection of luxury hotels that you can stay at while in Paris.
Prices from: $4,800 AUD
Le Royal Monceau Raffles Hotel is a true oasis in the heart of the bustling city, just a few steps from the Arc de Triomphe. The name of the award-winning luxury hotel has been equal to high quality and elegance for decades. Restrained and bold in the same time, perfectly […]
The recently completely refurbished luxury hotel offers uniquely magnificent views of both the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine. Thanks to its perfect location, Paris’ most elegant boutique streets and main attractions are just a short walk away. Entering the Shangri-La, guests will be amazed by wonderful wrought-iron decorations and […]
Le Meurice opened its doors almost 2 centuries ago and its magnificent building soon became a favorite place for aristocratic guests visiting Paris. The luxury hotel is perfectly located for exploring the city, between Place de la Concorde and the world-famous Louvre, with an entrance right next to the Tuleries […]
The Peninsula is located in the heart of the City of Light, just a short walk from the Arc de Triomphe, the Bois de Boulogne, and the city’s most elegant shopping streets. Entering the luxury hotel, guests can admire a huge sculpture in the lobby, made of about 40,000 golden […]
Prices from: $1,584 AUD
A few steps from the main sights of Paris, Le Bristol luxury hotel has been welcoming guests for about a century in a breathtaking environment. The area itself is full of elegance, with the boutiques of renowned designers like Pierre Cardin and Louboutin in the neighborhood. Le Bristol fits perfectly […]
Prices from: $446 AUD
This truly upscale 5-star hotel was originally a 19th-century family home in the heart of Paris’s business district. The hotel is a short walk from the world-famous luxury shopping street, Avenue des Champs-Elysées, The Opéra Garnier and several theaters, guaranteeing cultural relaxation for hotel guests. The luxury hotel offers 80 […]
Located in the Golden Triangle of Paris, Hôtel Plaza Athénée is one of the city’s most renowned luxury hotels. Its richly decorated balconies are a true delight to the eye. The extraordinary hotel is on the famous Avenue Montaigne, next to shops such as Dior, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Chanel, […]
Prices from: $1,552 AUD
Hotel de Crillon is an imposing building located in the heart of Paris, on the Place de La Concorde. With its perfect location and exquisite services, it is considered one of the most renowned 5-star hotels in the city. The Tuleries Garden, the Louvre and the Orsay Museum are just […]
The 5-star hotel, Mandarin Oriental, is located in the fashion district of Paris, just a short walk from the world-famous Avenue des Champs-Elysées. For nature and culture lovers, the good news is that from the Mandarin Oriental you are just a few minutes’ walk from the Tuleires Garden and the […]
One of the most elegant luxury hotels in Paris is the Four Seasons Hotel George V, built in Art Deco style in the 1920s. It is located in the Golden Triangle of Paris, known worldwide for its high-end boutiques and upscale shopping facilities. Just a few meters from the hotel […]
Paris is the ultimate romantic escape destination. With a culture based around the finer things in life – food, wine, coffee and conversation – Paris is a city of light made for lovers. Like all European cities, Paris has a reputation for being expensive. But it need not be. Whether you are visiting Paris to celebrate a special occasion, or to create a new one, you’ll find plenty of budget options available: from belle epoch apartments in narrow 8th Arrondissement lanes, to ultra-modern penthouses with eye-watering views of the city. And wherever you find yourselves in Paris, your luxury hotel will just be the starting point. The iconic landmarks of Paris are familiar to everyone who has ever seen a Jason Bourne car chase or the bright colours of of a Monet painting. But the real Paris lies in the street-level, day-to-day world of Parisians. As you explore the city, you and your lover can sip coffee and nibble petit fours in tiny back-street cafes, walk arm-in-arm along the Seine, and watch the sunset turn the sky scarlet behind the cathedral of Sacre Coeur. And as night falls over Paris, you can write and other chapter in own story, as you find yourselves alive in the City of Light.
Once you arrive in this elegant European city, you’ll be itching to get out of your luxury hotel in Paris and soak up that authentic Parisian atmosphere. This grand city offers plenty of exquisite food, memorable experiences, and awe-inspiring sights. Here are six ideas for how to make your Paris trip truly unforgettable.
While The Eiffel tower crowds are not the most inviting, there is a way to experience this iconic Parisian monument without queuing or fighting large groups to enjoy the view. Rather than heading up to the viewing deck as most tourists do, visit the fine dining restaurant, Le Jules Verne, on the second floor instead.
The elegant setting of Le Jules Verne gives expansive views of the city in a peaceful, orderly environment, and the restaurant serves high-quality creative French cuisine. There’s also the Champagne bar on the third floor, which gives even better views at an altitude of 276m.
The world-famous Louvre museum is a must-visit for any art lover. It features the work of the finest artists in history, including the renowned Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.
To see the museum’s delights in comfort and skip the long security lines, take a private guided tour with one of the centre’s art historians. The English-speaking guide will tailor the 90-minute excursion to your specific interests, so you can see the pieces that appeal to you the most.
Bateaux Parisien boat tour company runs the best luxury dinner cruises down the River Seine and make for a fantastic, chilled-out evening. Aboard an elegant riverboat, you’ll receive a delicious gourmet 3-course dinner with top-quality champagne and wine to sip on as you pass by the city’s sights for two and a half hours. You can also upgrade to the Service Privilege option, which allows you to sit at the front of the boat with the best views and VIP table service.
The famous Champagne province is a 2-hour car journey from Paris and is easily the best day trip for any wine connoisseur. You can tour the famous and boutique wineries here with a private day tour. Your guide will pick you up from your luxury hotel in Paris in a Mercedes Class S and transport you to the beautiful Champagne region.
From here, you’ll spend the day visiting some of the world-renowned Champagne houses, such as Veuve Clicquot, Mumm, and Moet, as well as some smaller, exclusive wineries for tastings and tours. If that’s not enough, you’ll also get a gourmet lunch to pair with the fine wine.
Dior Spa is one of the most upscale spas in town and boasts an enormous facial and body treatments menu. While you can’t go wrong with any of their options, I recommend trying their speciality, Dior Microabrasion. This renowned anti-aging treatment uses Sapphire Crystals to smooth wrinkles and firm skin, creating a significantly more youthful and radiant appearance.
There are many incredible French pastries and sweets you should try on your trip, with one of the most iconic being the macaron. If you want to try the best macarons in Paris, I recommend the high-end bakery, Laduree. This boutique cafe is dedicated solely to macarons, and you can choose between the 14 sensational flavours. Whichever one you opt for, these dainty sweets will melt in your mouth with an explosion of flavour.