Paris - our favourite European city to visit

 

We love all things French and Paris has to be our all time favourite European city to visit. Being so accessible to the UK by car, plane or train this destination is at the top of our travel list every time.

We honeymooned here and have visited many times since on both business and pleasure, and so here are our tried and tested hotels, bars and restaurants to visit whilst in this beautiful city.

Hotels:

Hotel Ares

This attractive and privately run hotel is in an exceptional location and is just a short walk from the Eiffel Tower and the Champ de Mars!

Room rates from 126 euros per night.

http://ares-paris-hotel.com/

Facade of Hotel Ares

Reception of Hotel Ares

Lobby at the Hotel Ares

 

Hôtel des Academies et des Arts

Situated on the left bank this 20 room hotel is the perfect location in which to base yourself for a weekend in the city.

Room rates from 150 euros per night

https://www.mrandmrssmith.com/luxury-hotels/hotel-des-academies-et-des-arts

 

Cosy reception at Hôtel des Academies et des Arts

Lobby at Hôtel des Academies et des Arts

 

Hotel West End 

This 49 room boutique hotel is located right in the centre of the golden triangle of Paris. Within close proximity of the well known Avenue George V, perfect for those who like a spot of shopping in the famous designer boutiques.

Room rates from 199 euros per nght.

http://www.hotel-west-end.com/

Five of the rooms have stunning views of the Eiffell Tower.

Contemporary decor in the lobby of The Hotel West End.

Beautiful interiors in the bedrooms of The Hotel West End.

 

Places to eat and drink

Hotel Costes

This hotel, bar and restaurant is a must have place to visit when in Paris. Also famous for it soundtracks this hotel is located just near Place de le Concorde and is the very chic-ist of places to visit.

Once entering you are greeted with the most wonderful smell of their signature candles burning and great music playing. The bar is very relaxed and informal and the perfect place in which to enjoy a bottle of Cote De Provence, whilst people watching. The restaurant is located in a large courtyard and booking is recommended.

 https://hotelcostes.com/

Restaurant at Hotel Costes.

 The chic-ist of bars at Hotel Costes.

 

La Coupole

A visit to La Coupole, Paris's most well known brasserie is highly recommended.  We love the seafood platter  Since the 1920's this place has been an iconic Parisian restaurant and is well worth a visit.

Situated in the Montparnasse area this brasserie has the most wonderful atmosphere and is filled with Parisian locals and tourists alike.

http://www.lacoupole-paris.com/en/

 

 

The iconic 1920's decor at La Coupole.

 

The Buddha Bar

This restaurant / bar / lounge is located on on the Faubourg St Honoré, also close to the Place de la Concorde.

Famed also for its soundtracks the restaurant is an ultra chic place to visit. It is very dark as you enter and the restaurant serves Asian fusion cuisine and THE best brunch with live music and a DJ and is the perfect place for couples and families alike.

http://www.buddhabar.com/en/restaurant-bar-buddha-bar-paris-20

 

Hotel George V

This hotel is just worth walking past, situated also in the golden triangle the flower arrangements in the lobby are a must see if anything. Very prestigious and part of the Four Seasons Hotel Group, the George V in Paris is renound for its pure charm and elegance. 

La Galerie lounge at this hotel is a beautiful place to enjoy a light lunch, cocktails or dinner, which can be enjoyed in the courtyard. Whilst listening to their resident pianist you can observe and admire the 19th century paintings and antique restored furniture.

 http://www.fourseasons.com/paris/

 The lobby at the George V.

 

La Galerie Paris Lounge

 

We do hope you do enjoy our personal recomendations and we would love to hear about your experiences too whilst in Paris.

 

August 12, 2016 by Sarah Cook
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