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Paris Travel Guide: Make The Most of Your Trip to Paris with American Express Travel

Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel

Paris, the City of Lights, is one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities offering magnificent architecture and cultural wonders. Capital of gastronomy, fashion, and shopping, Paris perfectly embodies the French “art de vivre”. Get the most out of your visit by staying at one of these Fine Hotels + Resorts® properties and enjoy benefits such as daily breakfast for two, a $100 experience credit unique to each property and a room upgrade upon arrival, when available.1 Plus, if you haven't received the annual $200 Hotel Credit* yet, you'll get $200 back in statement credits on prepaid Fine Hotels + Resorts or The Hotel Collection2 bookings each year through American Express Travel when you pay with your eligible Platinum Card®. Explore insights below from Alex, one of our American Express Travel Consultants and a Paris destination expert. 1Certain room categories are not eligible for upgrade. 2The Hotel Collection requires a minimum two-night stay.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

From April to October for the best events and weather conditions. December for the festive decorations and end of year specials.

GETTING THERE

Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) 22 miles

Orly Airport (ORY) 8.9 miles

Where to Stay in Paris

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1Le Bristol Paris

PERFECT FOR: Couples, Foodies and Families

Located on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré since 1925, Le Bristol Paris is minutes from the Presidential Palace & the Champs-Elysées. Surrounded by the elements of Parisian haute couture, the hotel offers access to Avenue Montaigne famously known for luxury shopping. Cultural outings are also at your fingertips as the hotel is located within walking distance to the Louvre and the Palais Garnier. Accommodations feature fine fabrics and Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture. Suites include marble bathrooms and offer courtyard, garden, or Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré views.

INSIDER TIP:

Enjoy a dining experience at the award-winning fine dining restaurant Epicure, featuring French cuisine.

TRAVEL CONSULTANT INSIGHT:

“Do not miss the extraordinary rooftop swimming pool and outdoor sun deck on the hotel 6th floor.”

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2The Peninsula Paris

PERFECT FOR: Couples and Foodies

Set just steps from the Arc de Triomphe in the city’s elegant 16th arrondissement, The Peninsula Paris is within walking distance of monuments, museums, and luxury shopping districts. It occupies a historic, meticulously restored 19th-century Haussmanian building, which first opened in 1908 as one of Paris's grand hotels.

INSIDER TIP:

Enjoy the Vine tour, which is part of The Peninsula Academy program, and visit the Champagne region with an exclusive tour of private wine cellars, normally closed to the public.

TRAVEL CONSULTANT INSIGHT:

“Dine at the Gastronomic restaurant L’Oiseau Blanc for panoramic views over the city. During summer months, Le Rooftop is adorned with ancient roses to create an enchanting, cheerful and poetic setting with incredible views over the city.”

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3Hôtel de Crillon,
    A Rosewood Hotel

PERFECT FOR: Couples and Special Occasions

Dating back to the 18th-century, Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel overlooks Place de la Concorde leading to the Champs Elysées. Situated in a stone palace with opulent interiors, the hotel offers excellent access to some of Paris’s top attractions, including the Tuileries Gardens & the Louvre Museum.

INSIDER TIP:

Discover the wine collection with the Hôtel de Crillon's head sommelierr at La Cave and sit at the chef's table.

TRAVEL CONSULTANT INSIGHT:

“Enjoy a cocktail at Les Ambassadeurs Bar and enjoy live music from Thursday to Saturday.”

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4Mandarin Oriental, Paris

PERFECT FOR: Couples and Families

Located at the city’s fashion hub of rue Saint-Honoré, Mandarin Oriental, Paris is steps from Place Vendôme and close to Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre. Inside a historic Art Deco building, the hotel offers a fusion of nature, contemporary design, and Parisian elegance.

INSIDER TIP:

Be sure to visit the spa, and relax in a private vitality pool in the couples suite.

TRAVEL CONSULTANT INSIGHT:

“Let your children discover chef Thierry Marx’s aromatic herbs garden by booking the Garden Workshop Mini Fans.”

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5Hotel Lutetia

PERFECT FOR: Couples and Families

Located on the left bank of the Seine, the Lutetia provides direct access to Le Bon Marché shopping gallery as well as all the Parisian boutiques of St-Germain-des-Pres. Originally opened in 1910, the hotel was designed in the Art Deco style. James Joyce and Ernest Hemingway were frequent guests, and Josephine Baker ushered in the Jazz Era here. That magic lives on in the hotel’s Bar Josephine, with its soaring frescoes, and the Art Deco elegance of the Brasserie Lutetia.

INSIDER TIP:

Enjoy an exceptional gastronomic experience at the award-winning Brasserie Lutetia, which offers a taste of the Mediterranean.

TRAVEL CONSULTANT INSIGHT:

“Don’t miss out on the quintessential bistro, Le Petit Lutetia, located 5 minutes away from the hotel and offering French traditional dishes”

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6Hotel Pavillon de la Reine

PERFECT FOR: Couples and Families

Tucked away in the stylish Marais quarter of Paris, Hotel Pavillon de la Reine is named in honor of Queen Anne of Austria, who once spent some time in one of the wings. The facade of the 17th-century building is covered in greenery, while the interior features a mix of antique furniture, contemporary touches, and original oil paintings. With its courtyard and garden bursting with flowers, the hotel feels like a fairytale country retreat in the heart of Paris.

INSIDER TIP:

Explore Paris from your complimentary bicycle, offered to all hotel guests.

TRAVEL CONSULTANT INSIGHT:

“The Marais is one of the oldest quarters of Paris and is the only area where shops remain open on Sunday."

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