Our Favorite Paris Hotels
• 5-Star: Four Seasons
• 4-Star: Grand Powers • Pullman
• 3-Star: Cler • Chopin
• Cheap: Welcome Paris
• For Couples: Relais Christine
• For Families: Four Seasons
• Near Eiffel Tower: Pullman
• Louvre: Hotel du Louvre
• Notre Dame: Saint Severin
• Montmartre: Hotel Des Arts
• Gare du Nord/Gare de l’Est: Hotel Hor
• Best New Hotel: Maison Villeroy
• Hotel Pool: Molitor
• With Kitchen: Fraser Suites
Paris Hotels – Tips & Advice
- My favorite neighborhoods in Paris are St Germain des Pres (center of the action, filled with shops, cafes, and restaurants), Marais (trendy, local vibe), and the 7th arrondissement (quieter, but still an easy walk to the Eiffel tower and St Germain).
- Paris is split by the Seine River into two parts: the Left Bank (south of the river) and the Right Bank (north of the river). Paris is further divided into twenty districts called arrondissements arranged in a clockwise spiral from the city center. Most arrondissements are comprised of a few smaller neighborhoods. Some neighborhoods (like Le Marais and Île de la Cité) spread across two arrondissements. See our article on where to stay in Paris for a more detailed description of Paris neighborhoods.
- Best Hotels in Central Paris: All of the best hotels listed below are located in central Paris and are convenient for the top sights.
- Best Luxury Hotels in Paris: Four Seasons George V (five-star luxury) • Shangri-La (old world Paris charm)
- Best Boutique Hotels in Paris: Relais Christine (small romantic boutique) • Saint James Paris (gorgeous chateau in a quiet neighborhood)
- Best Paris Hotels for Families: Fraser Suites • Four Seasons
- Paris Hotels with Balcony: Four Seasons George V • Mandarin Oriental • Pullman Tour Eiffel • Hôtel du Sentier • Grand Palais Royal • Grands Boulevards • The Peninsula (the garden suite is incredible)
- Paris Hotels with Kitchen: Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées • La Clef Tour Eiffel • Residence Henri IV • Citadines Les Halles
- Best Midrange Hotels in Paris: Hotel Chopin (historic hotel in a charming covered gallery) • Hotel du College de France (classic hotel in the Latin Quarter)
- Paris Hotels with Views of Eiffel Tower: Hotel Plaza Athenee • Pullman Tour Eiffel • Le Parisis • Hôtel Brighton • Shangri-La • Westin Vendôme
- Paris Hotels with Pool: Molitor • Le Bristol • Mandarin Oriental • Shangri-La • The Peninsula • Four Seasons George V
The 27 Best Hotels in Paris
1. Four Seasons George V – 8th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 49 52 70 00
Classic five-star elegance in the glamorous Golden Triangle near the Champs Elysées. Beautifully appointed guest rooms feature Louis XVI-style furnishings, and the marble courtyard is decorated with stunning floral arrangements. Three Michelin-starred restaurants, luxurious pool and spa, private terraces, Eiffel Tower views.
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2. Shangri-La – 16th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 53 67 19 98
Stunning aristocratic home turned five-star hotel near the Eiffel Tower. Excellent Michelin-starred restaurants, sophisticated bar, beautiful pool with outdoor balcony, and spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower and Seine – especially from terrace suites.
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3. Relais Christine – 6th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 40 51 60 80
Charming Left Bank luxury boutique hotel set inside a former abbey. Quiet side street location, beautiful ivy-covered courtyard, and Guerlain spa. Garden suites have private terraces that open directly onto the hotel garden. Convenient St. Germain location near Notre Dame, the Latin Quarter, and the Seine.
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4. JK Place – 7th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 40 60 40 20
Refined, five-star boutique hotel in the Invalides district of the 7th, just steps from the Boulevard Saint-Germain, Musée d’Orsay, and Tuileries Garden. Posh, plush rooms and suites feature open-plan layouts with king-sized beds and bespoke furnishings, most with walk-in closets. Fully-stocked minibars in all rooms are free of charge, and a la carte breakfast is included daily in the restaurant or delivered to your door. A heated, indoor pool awaits guests of the wellness center, complemented by a steam room, sauna, and 24-hour gym. The first JK property outside of Italy, the hotel features Italian cuisine, wine, and cocktails (with an especially nice negroni) in their sunny Casa Tua restaurant.
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5. Mandarin Oriental – 1st Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 70 98 78 88
Family-friendly luxury in the heart of the city. Contemporary decor, terrace bar, indoor pool and spa. There are special amenities and activities for kids, and the Penthouse Suite has three bedrooms, two terraces, and a gym. Great central location that’s walking distance from Place Vendome, The Louvre Museum, and Tuileries Gardens.
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6. Saint James – 16th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 44 05 81 81
19th-century neoclassical chateau-hotel in a quiet, residential neighborhood. Striking decor, magnificent garden, spa, library bar, excellent terraced restaurant. In addition to rooms and suites, the Saint James also offers two private 3-story villas. Its quiet residential location is away from the action, but very near the Port Dauphine metro for easy access to the city sights.
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7. Le Bristol – 8th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 53 43 43 00
Old world luxury with lots of homey touches – like hotel cats and antique furniture. Beautiful courtyard garden, two Michelin-starred restaurants, top-notch concierge team. The whimsical rooftop indoor pool is fashioned to look like a yacht. Set among the chic shops on Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, steps from the Grand Palais.
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8. The Peninsula – 16th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 58 12 28 88
High-tech luxury in a peaceful 16th Arrondissement location. Amazing views of the Eiffel Tower from the rooftop Michelin-starred restaurant. The Katara Suite features a private rooftop garden with a panoramic city view. Located a short stroll from the Champs Elysee and Arc de Triomphe.
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9. Grand Powers – 8th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 47 23 91 05
Stylish, boutique hotel with an all-day café/cocktail bar and a nourishing spa. The refreshed 1928 hotel offers family and pet-friendly rooms with marble bathrooms and elegant furnishings, most with Eiffel Tower views. Wonderful location just a block from Champs-Elysées, surrounded by high-end shopping, and only a 10-minute walk to the Arc de Triomphe.
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10. Le Royal Monceau Raffles – 8th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 42 99 88 00
Five-star luxury hotel with an emphasis on contemporary art and three great restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Il Carpaccio. Indoor pool, cinema, and award-winning spa. Family-friendly, with hosted activities and workshops for kids. Steps from the Parc Monceau, with easy access shopping, the Arc de Triomphe, and Champs Elysees.
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11. Maison Souquet – 9th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 48 78 55 55
Opulent Parisian townhouse next door to the Moulin Rouge. Luxurious Belle Époque decor, personalized butler service, Hermes toiletries, gorgeous grotto pool and spa. Intimate salons (formerly bordello rooms) are sumptuously done up in red velvet and feature a speakeasy-like cocktail bar. Located in up-and-coming South Pigalle, near Montmartre and the Blanche metro station.
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12. Hôtel Plaza Athénée – 8th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 53 67 65 36
Iconic 5-star Parisian luxury on genteel Avenue Montaigne, amid high-end shopping and haute couture. French Regency and Art Deco-style rooms, Dior spa, 5 restaurants overseen by award-winning chef Alain Ducasse, Eye-popping Eiffel Tower views. In the winter, there’s an ice skating rink in the hotel’s private garden. A 5-minute walk from Avenue Champs Elysées.
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13. Le Pavillon de la Reine – 3rd Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 40 29 19 19
Quiet luxury gem, located inside the historic Place des Vosges. Plush old-world furnishings and decor, peaceful garden courtyard, spa, cozy library, and fireplace lounge. Idyllic Marais location, close to sights, but removed from noise – a short walk to the Picasso Museum, Pompidou Centre, and Notre Dame Cathedral.
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14. Le Meurice – 1st Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 40 29 19 19
Luxury palace hotel near Paris’ most popular tourist sites. Louis XVI-style decor with whimsical touches, award-winning restaurants, nightly live jazz in the hotel bar. The Belle Etoile Suite offers breathtaking 360-degree views from the rooftop terrace. Centrally located across from the Tuileries Garden, an easy walk from the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde.
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15. Park Hyatt Vendôme – 2nd Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 58 71 12 34
Modern, five-star luxury in a privileged 2nd arrondissement location. Stylish, contemporary furnishings and art, and private terraces with Place Vendome views. Spa suites have their own steam room, whirlpool Jacuzzi, and dedicated massage table for in-room treatments. Prime location, close to high-end shopping, Place Vendome, the Opera, Tuileries, and Louvre.
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16. Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal – 1st Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 42 96 15 35
Sophisticated boutique hotel just off the Palais Royal, near the Louvre and Tuilleries Gardens. The hotel boasts breezy rooms with plenty of sunlight, many with balconies; suites on the 5th, 6th, and 7th (top) floors offer amazing views of Paris’ iconic landmarks, including Sacré-Coeur, the Louvre, or the Eiffel Tower. A charming restaurant and bar and spa with a hammam round out the experience.
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17. La Réserve Hotel & Spa – 8th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 58 36 60 60
Extravagant boutique hotel set in a Belle Époque mansion formerly owned by the Duke de Morny (Napoleon III’s stepbrother) and later by fashion designer Pierre Cardin. The hotel features a 2 Michelin Star restaurant, holistic spa with an indoor swimming pool and hammam, butler service, and a cozy library of historic books. All 15 rooms and 25 suites are generously-sized, beginning at 40 sqm, with Carrera marble bathrooms. Ideally situated just steps from the Jardin des Champs-Elysées, Grand Palais, and luxury shopping.
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18. Hôtel du Sentier – 2nd Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 86 54 12 12
Effortlessly hip boutique hotel with a striking Egyptian façade connected to the Passage du Caire, the oldest, longest, and narrowest covered passage in the city. Thirty light-filled rooms offer king or queen-sized beds and marble bathrooms with walk-in showers; some have double showers or bathtubs, while two add private terraces. Two sets of connecting rooms offer plenty of space for families or groups. The on-site bistro focuses on local, seasonal dishes meant to be paired with natural wines from their cellar; breakfast is available any time of the day. Located in “Silicon Sentier,” the wifi here is the best in the city. Located about a 10-minute walk to the Palais Royal Garden and about a 15-minute walk to the Louvre.
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19. Hôtel des Grands Boulevards – 2nd Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 85 73 33 33
Romantic, boutique hotel with a rooftop terrace bar, a courtyard patio bar, and a glassed-in restaurant, resembling a chichi greenhouse; the food and drinks are excellent. Rooms feature a playful blend of aristocratic style and rustic accents, all soundproofed, many with balconies. Situated near shopping, theaters, and within walking distance of Paris’ best-loved sights, including the Passage des Panoramas, Palais Garnier, and the Louvre.
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20. Maison Albar Le Vendôme – 9th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 87 44 38 88
This glitzy boutique hotel set in an 1880s cabaret features an extensive wellness center, contemporary Japanese dining, and weekend DJ sets in the garden. Rooms and suites are decked out in gold and white marble with king-sized beds. Most have dual vanities; the Opera Suite has a private terrace with a panoramic view of the Opéra Garnier. A short walk leads to the Passage des Panoramas, the Palais-Royal Garden, and Place Vendôme.
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21. Le Cinq Codet – 7th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 53 85 15 60
Luxury boutique hotel offering sleek, modern elegance in the chic 7th, near the Eiffel Tower and Rue Cler Market. Rooms feature ultra-modern décor, high ceilings, and wrap around bay windows. Fabulous restaurant, interior courtyard and patio, and 3rd-floor spa with hammam and outdoor jacuzzi. Great central location.
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22. L’Hôtel – 6th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 44 41 99 00
Oscar Wilde’s last residence and Paris’ coziest 5-star hotel, located the heart of historic St. Germain-des-Prés. 20 opulent Baroque-style guestrooms feature ornate fabrics and wood panelling. The restaurant is Michelin-starred, the penthouse apartment has rooftop views of the city, and the amazing candlelit cave pool in the basement is reservable by the hour. Great location amid the galleries, cafes, and restaurants of the Left Bank.
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23. Pullman Tour Eiffel – 15th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 45 78 50 00
Fantastic, upper-midrange hotel offering Eiffel Tower views from many room balconies and the rooftop bar. The one-bedroom suites and apartments can sleep a family of 4. Great location on the border of the 15th and 7th Arrondissements, just steps from the Eiffel Tower, Seine River, and Bir-Hakeim metro station.
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24. Hôtel Chopin – 9th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 47 70 58 10
An affordable, boutique hotel in continuous operation since 1846, Hotel Chopin is located in the Passage Jouffroy, one of Paris’ oldest covered galleries. Rooms feature tasteful, traditional and antique décor, all with private bathrooms, desk, and fans, though without air conditioning. Its location inside the passage means it’s quiet at night, while being conveniently located just a 10-minute walk to the Royal Palace and Gardens and about a 15-minute walk to the Louvre.
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25. OFF Paris Seine – 13th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 44 06 62 65
Chic, floating hotel built in a barge docked on the Seine with a plunge pool, trendy restaurant, and hip bar. Rooms and suites feature contemporary décor with Dock Views (toward the Left Bank and Austerlitz station, a unique water view but with less of the river visible) or Seine Views (over the river toward the Right Bank). The restaurant serves homemade breakfast and brunch; the bar has live music weekly, with bands on Fridays and DJs on Saturdays. A short walk to the National Museum of Natural History and the Jardin des Plantes and its small zoo.
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26. Westin – Vendôme – 1st Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 44 77 11 11
Family-friendly, luxury hotel with wonderful restaurants, a cozy spa, and a 24-hour gym. Rooms and suites are all spacious, some with Eiffel Tower views. All suites comfortably sleep up to 3 guests, while the Presidential Suite sleeps 5. Set directly across the street from the Tuileries Garden, just 10 minutes on foot to the Louvre and Palais Garnier.
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27. Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées – 8th Arrondissement
Hotel phone: +33 1 44 13 33 33
Family-friendly, luxury apartments offering roomy 1 and 2-bedroom suites for up to 6 guests, all with full kitchen. Many add balconies, washing machines, and sweeping views over the Champs-Elysées and Eiffel Tower. Enviable location on the Champs-Elysées just a 2-minute walk to the George V metro station and a 10-minute walk to the Arc de Triomphe.
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One of the trendiest neighborhoods in Paris, the Marais has a decidedly different feel than its notable neighbors on the Right Bank. The Marais’s identity is not defined by classic Parisian landmarks but by its reputation as the epicenter of Parisian cool. Fashionistas and foodies flock to the neighborhood’s tangle of alley-like streets which are constantly abuzz. Weekend afternoons are thronged with shoppers, darting in and out of fashionable boutiques or gallery goers taking in the latest exhibition. On a lazy Sunday, you’ll find the “BoBos” (bourgeois bohemians) brunching or enjoying the last rays of sunlight at an outdoor café. After dark, the neighborhood comes alive with chic Parisians filling the bars for an after-work apéro or dining at one of the area’s uber-cool eateries. For visitors who’ve checked off their sightseeing list, the Marais is the perfect place to understand Paris outside of the guidebooks. Though the tone of the neighborhood is slanted towards hip Parisians, the Marais’ diversity offers something for everyone. Along Rue des Rosier, you’ll see part of the city’s Jewish quarter and find traditional delis mixed with trendy boutiques – as well as the street’s most famous denizen, L’as du Fallafel, known for the best falafel in the world. In the area known as the Upper Marais, a broad swath located in the 3rd arrondissement, you’ll find the Marché des Enfants Rouges, a 17th-century market off the Rue de Bretagne. The marché is one of the most unique in Paris and is something of a cross between a farmer’s market and a food court with an array of cuisines to choose from including Moroccan couscous, Japanese bentos, and traditional French fare. For a brief respite, head to the historic Place des Vosges for a picnic on the grass or a stroll under the vaulted arches.
The Best Hotels in the Marais
- Pavillon de la Reine • Hotel phone: +33 1 4029 1919
- Hôtel de JoBo • Hotel phone: +33 1 48 04 70 48
- La Chambre du Marais • Hotel phone: +33 1 44 78 08 00
- Hotel Jules & Jim • Hotel phone: +33 1 44 54 13 13
The Best Restaurants in the Marais
- Breizh Café (Paris’ best crepes, casual ambiance, be prepared to queue)
- Marché Des Enfants Rouge (Food stalls with many options, outdoor seating, great for lunch)
- Le Mary Celeste (Hip and buzzy restaurant/oyster bar, small plates with Asian fusion accents)
- L’As du Fallafel (Affordable, fast-food falafel with a variety of vegetables and toppings)
- Les Enfants Rouges (Modern French, lively atmosphere, charming bistro with sophisticated dishes)
Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the most popular areas of the city and with good reason. It epitomizes classic Paris and retains the timeless charm of the Left Bank while buzzing with a lively collection of galleries, restaurants, and jazz clubs. From the upscale shops that dot the bustling Boulevard Saint Germain to the aristocratic calm of the Jardin du Luxembourg, this quarter is popular with locals and tourists alike. Though the café culture that was popular with the artists, intellectuals, and writers of yesteryear still exists, the neighborhood is better known these days as one of the poshest parts of Paris. This distinction not only attracts a well-heeled crowd but also many of the biggest names in food and fashion. You’ll see nattily dressed shoppers at the smart boutiques near the crossroads at the Place Michel-Debré such as Tod’s and Christian Louboutin or heading down Rue Cherche Midi towards Le Bon Marché. Saint Germain also contains some of the city’s most reputable artisans and has arguably the highest concentration of Meilleur Ouvrier de France in Paris, an award only given to the best craftsmen, comparable to an Olympic gold medal and more coveted than a Michelin star. Saint Germain is chock a block and includes MOF chocolate makers, pastry chefs, florists, and chefs du cuisine. The denizens of this neighborhood are demanding and you’ll only find the best of the best. Though at times the area may feel overrun with tourists, the biggest advantage is that you’ll find many shops and restaurants open while other areas of the city lay quiet. An often-overlooked gem is the Marché Couvert Saint Germain, a covered market frequented by locals that houses some of the most distinguished vendors in the country including one of the best butchers in France. Sunday evenings are always a challenge for dinner, even in a cosmopolitan city like Paris. Head down the Rue de Seine and Rue de Buci where you’ll have plenty of options for a small nosh, dinner, or a nightcap.
The Best Hotels in Saint Germain
- Relais Christine • Hotel phone: +33 1 40 51 60 80
- L’Hotel • Hotel phone: +33 1 44 41 99 00
- Pavillon Faubourg • Hotel phone: +33 1 42 61 01 51
- Hotel Bel Ami • Hotel phone: +33 1 42 61 53 53
- Victoire & Germain • Hotel phone: +33 1 45 49 03 26
The Best Restaurants in Saint Germain
- Semilla (Modern French, ingredient driven menu, easy going ambiance)
- Le Relais de L’Entrecôte (Family friendly, lively atmosphere, classic steak frites)
- Ze Kitchen Galerie (Classic French with Asian ingredients, modern décor with a friendly vibe)
- Le Comptoir du Relais (Unpretentious modern bistro, book months in advance for dinner or queue at lunch)
- Freddy’s (Modern French tapas, mixed crowd and relaxed ambiance)
The Latin Quarter
Though mostly known as the hub of student life in Paris, the Latin Quarter has much more to offer than lively bars and cheap restaurants. For frequent visitors, the quartier is the perfect place for those who seek classic Parisian charm and winding cobblestone streets while discovering a few new surprises along the way. Find a quiet corner away from the student hangouts and you’ll have access to some of the best food and architecture in the city. Base yourself near the Place Monge, a leafy square that hosts an open-air market three times a week and you’ll get some of the best fruits and vegetables in Paris. Nearby Rue Mouffetard provides plenty of local color and is bustling with specialty food shops, cafes, and restaurants. Further north, near the Place Maubert, you’ll be steps from the Notre Dame and the original shops of Laurent Dubois (cheese) and Eric Kayser (baguettes). You will also find some of the most diverse architecture in the city here. As Paris’s oldest district with streets dating back to the 16th century, the Latin Quarter has treasures from almost every era. From Roman ruins to the fortress-like Medieval museum, from the neoclassical Pantheon with its luminous dome to the architecturally innovative Institut du Monde Arabe, you’ll be set to discover a new side of the city.
The Best Hotels in the Latin Quarter
- Maison Colbert • Hotel phone: +33 800 91 91 30
- Parc Saint Severin • Hotel phone: +33 1 43 54 32 17
- Les Dames du Pantheon • Hotel phone: +33 1 43 54 32 95
- Villa d’Estrées • Hotel phone: +33 1 55 42 71 11
- Hotel La Lanterne • Hotel phone: +33 1 53 19 88 39
The Best Restaurants in the Latin Quarter
- Café de la Nouvelle Mairie (Small plates, classic French, fun and lively, open all day)
- Les Papilles (Wine shop & restaurant, classic French, good value, family style dining)
- Sola (French Japanese fusion, cozy setting, friendly service)
- La Tour D’argent (Haute cuisine, legendary reputation, great view of the Seine, very formal)
For first time visitors to Paris, the 7th is a perfect base for exploration. This arrondissement has everything you think about when you think of the City of Lights – the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, notable museums, beautiful architecture, charming markets, high-end shopping, and world-class restaurants. Situate yourself between the Champs des Mars and Invalides and you’ll be ideally positioned to enjoy some of the city’s most notable landmarks and neighborhood highlights. One, in particular, is the Rue Cler, a lively market street with numerous vendors selling cheese, fresh produce, wine, baguettes, and anything else you might need to eat a la Francaise. If the weather is nice, head to the banks of the Seine with the locals for an after-work apéro or picnic. The Berges de Seines, the area roughly between the Musee D’Orsay and Pont D’alma hosts a variety of options. A great spot is the Pont Alexander III bridge, one of the most beautiful Beaux-Arts bridges in Paris, where you’ll also have a view of the Grand Palais just across the river. During the day, the area is family friendly with multiple play spots for children such as a climbing wall and converted shipping containers turned into mini-exhibitions. The 7th is a fun, active area. If you’re clueless about where to stay then this is a great starting point. The Pullman is the best hotel near the Eiffel Tower (though technically just across the border in the 15th arrondissement).
The Best Hotels in the 7th
- JK Place Hotel phone: +33 1 40 60 40 20
- Le Cinq Codet • Hotel phone: +33 1 53 85 15 60
- Pullman Tour Eiffel (just barely in the 15th) • Hotel phone: +33 1 44 38 56 00
- Le Narcisse Blanc • Hotel phone: +33 1 40 60 44 32
- Hotel Montalembert • Hotel phone: +33 1 45 49 68 68
- Hotel Le Bellechasse Saint-Germain • Hotel phone: +33 1 45 50 22 31
- Cler Hotel • Hotel phone: +33 1 45 00 18 06
The Best Restaurants in the 7th
- David Toutain (Innovative French cooking, elegant yet casual ambiance)
- Café Constant (Classic French, good value, reservations not required)
- L’Ami Jean (Hearty Basque fare, casual and fun atmosphere)
- Arpège (3 star Michelin haute cuisine, unique emphasis on vegetables, jacket required)
- L’Atelier du Joël Rubochon (Relaxed fine dining, modern French cooking)
For the tourist who wants to live more like a local head to South Pigalle, the city’s most up-and-coming destination. Having shaken off the vestiges of its notorious red-light district, South Pigalle (or SoPi as it has recently been christened) has transitioned into one of Paris’s most desirable neighborhoods. The area literally south of Pigalle (or Boulevard Clichy) is particularly charming and out of the tourist throng. You’ll still be walking distance to the hills of Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur, but instead of wide Haussmann boulevards, you’ll find quiet tree-lined streets dotted with fashionable boutiques, cafes, and a thriving restaurant and bar scene. On weekend afternoons you’ll see families pushing baby strollers along the leafy Avenue Trudaine or heading to the park to watch their children play. Sacre Coeur looms in the distance, creating picture postcard scenes out of even the most everyday moments. That same square transforms every Friday evening into a lively farmers market with vendors who travel in from as far as the Loire Valley to sell some of the best farm-made cheeses, meats, and produce available. Rue des Martyrs, the main artery, is a foodie paradise with numerous award-winning shops dotting the drag including Sebastian Gaudard and Arnaud Delmontel. Shoppers will have their choice among the numerous boutiques that have been popping up, from the fashion-forward Maison Kitsune to one of a kind housewares at Le Rocketship. At night, denizens have a bevy of options for dining and bar hopping. Along the quaint Rue Henry Monnier, the NY based Buvette Gastrotheque has an outpost, or finish with a nightcap at the Grand Pigalle Hotel. And for the after-hours crowd, head to bars such as Le Carmen where you can dance in baroque salons until 6 am.
The Best Hotels in South Pigalle
- Maison Souquet • Hotel phone: +33 1 48 78 55 55
- Grand Pigalle • Hotel phone: +33 1 85 73 12 00
- Le Grey • Hotel phone: +33 1 55 31 93 93
- Hotel Beige • Hotel phone: +33 1 45 26 97 71
- Hotel Saint-Louis Pigalle • Hotel phone: +33 1 40 16 08 66
The Best Restaurants in South Pigalle
- La Pantruchoise (Good value, classic French, friendly neighborhood feel)
- Buvette (Small plates, modern French, buzzy vibe and hip interior)
- Hotel Amour (Late night brasserie, trendy crowd, beautiful back garden)
- Les Affranchis (Neighborhood bistro, classic French with a modern twist)
- Le Bon George (Traditional French cooking with well sourced ingredients, popular with the locals)
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