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.
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.