Paris

Overview

There is a strong argument that states no other city can match the offerings of Paris. It’s Europe’s most glamorous city; the world’s most stylish, perhaps the most beautiful too despite it being a huge modern metropolis. It gave the world haute cuisine and haute couture. It’s world-renowned for its art and history, more so even for its romance. The superlatives are endless and deserved; Paris is a city to return to over and over again.

Even if you’ve never been there, it’s an instantly recognisable city: its name conjures a thousand images of leafy lamp-lit boulevards, cosmopolitan pavement cafes overlooking the river on the Left bank, tiny boulangeries and fromageries tucked away down cobbled alleys. The City of Light is somewhere that never fails to enchant and seduce.

Few cities do luxury holidays better than Paris. Particularly with the wealth of – chicest of the chic – boutique hotels available in the city centre. But also for the dining – there is the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants of any city here.

Paris has arguably more recognisable landmarks than any other city – more than you can see in half a dozen visits. But that’s where our France specialists can help you get the inside track for your designer luxury holiday in Paris.

No one ever fails to be impressed by the iron-wrought industrial chic of the Eiffel Tower. Or the Gothic magnificence of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, crowned with hordes of guarding gargoyles. Or the imperial splendour of the Arc de Triomphe, overlooking seven endearingly chaotic lanes of traffic at the tip of the Champs-Elysees.

When you consider the roll call of artists who have lived and worked in Paris, it is no surprise that it’s one of the world’s great art repositories. Just for hors d’oeuvres, there’s the Unesco-certified Musée d’Orsay with world-class collection of Impressionist art, the Musée du Louvre home to the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo and the avant-garde Pompidou Centre for modern art.

Paris is the epitome of chic. And a luxury holiday here means a luxury shopping experience par excellence. The 8th arrondissement is the where to go for high fashion and designer boutiques. Here the famous ‘Golden Triangle’ – bounded by avenue Montaigne, rue François 1er, rue du Faubourg St-Honoré and the Champs-Elysées – forms France’s most exclusive shopping district.

France’s passion for food hardly needs extolling further, but Paris is unquestionably the world’s culinary capital. Dining is a joy (never to be rushed!), whether it’s a little neighbourhood bistro overlooking the Seine or a temple of gastronomy bestowed with triumvirate of Michelin stars. It’s difficult to eat badly anywhere in Paris but certainly, St Germain-des-Pres, Montparnesse and the Latin Quarter are renowned dining out districts.

When booking a luxury holiday to Paris with Lightfoot Travel, our resident experts will design your perfect tailor-made itinerary, including impartial advice on the most suitable accommodation for your needs.

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Four Seasons George V, Paris

Paris, France

Located a stone’s throw from one of the most famous avenues in the world, the Champs Elysees, the Four Seasons George V is a true Parisian home away from home. As you enter one of Paris’…

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Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet’s

Paris, France

Housed in seven Haussmann-style buildings, Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet’s is the epitome of style and sophistication, combining old-world glamour with modern luxuries. This luxury boutique ho…

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Hotel Lancaster

Paris, France

Hotel Lancaster is set in an 1889 townhouse in the heart of Paris in France. This luxury boutique hotel is the epitome of Parisian elegance, combining traditional and modern style. Off…

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Hotel Plaza Athenee

Paris, France

Hotel Plaza Athenee is a luxury hotel known for its striking façade covered in bright red window awnings and matching flowers, and equally impressive and extravagant interior. Newly refurbi…

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Hotel Vernet

Paris, France

This luxury boutique hotel is set in a grand Haussmann-style building on the Champs-Elysees in the centre of Paris, France. Recently refurbished, Hotel Vernet is the epitome of Parisian styl…

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La Reserve Paris

Paris, France

La Reserve Paris is a newly opened, luxury boutique hotel set in delightful gardens overlooking the Grand Palais, Eiffel Tower and Pantheon, in the heart of Paris, France. Housed in a Haussm…

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Le Bristol Paris

Paris, France

Describing itself as ‘the embodiment of French luxury and refinement’, Le Bristol is one of just six hotels in Paris (Le Royal Monceau is another) to be awarded ‘palace’ status; mean…

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Le Burgundy

Paris, France

This ‘quietly chic’ hotel just off the Champs Elysées is light and bright and certainly brings a contemporary style of luxury to the upper echelons of the Paris hotel scene. Only ope…

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Le Meurice

Paris, France

This former 19th century palace holds a prime position in the heart of Paris’ stylish 1st Arrondissement in France. Le Meurice is a grand hotel that delivers the perfect blend of historic …

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Le Royal Monceau

Paris, France

Dating from the 1920s but reopening in 2010 after a two-year renovation overseen by Philippe Starck, Le Royal Monceau was awarded ‘palace’ status in July 2013 by the France Agency for To…

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Mandarin Oriental Paris

Paris, France

This luxury hotel enjoys an enviable location in the fashionable 1st Arrondissement in the heart of Paris, France. Mandarin Oriental Paris combines contemporary chic style with Art Deco deta…

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Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome

Paris, France

This luxury hotel is housed in a series of grand Haussmann-style mansions next to the famed Place Vendome in Paris, France. Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome delivers a sophisticated blend of contemp…

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Saint James Paris

Paris, France

Set in exquisite gardens in the heart of the 16th district, the most exclusive neighbourhood in Paris, in France, Hotel Saint James is the ultimate urban retreat. This grand, neo-classical m…

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Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Paris, France

Once the home of Napoleon’s grandnephew, Prince Roland Bonaparte, 10 avenue Iéna, in the residential 16th arrondissement, now houses the splendid Shangri-La Hotel, Paris. After 2 years of…

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The Peninsula Paris

Paris, France

This luxury boutique hotel lies just off the Champs-Elysees in the heart of the 16th arrondissement in Paris, France, close to many of the city’s main attractions, museums and designer sho…

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