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Le Bristol, Paris

Le Bristol Paris

Located about a ten-minute walk from the fashionable Champs-Elysées, Le Bristol Paris is ideally situated and named after the fourth Earl of Bristol who was an adventurer and explorer. This historic hotel is renowned for its superior service and unbridled luxury. It features an impressive art collection and an ornate elevator from the 1940s.

The spacious rooms exude elegance with antique furnishings, wrought-iron balconies, high ceilings, and sweeping views of some of Paris’s best-loved sights such as the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, the Eiffel Tower or quintessential Parisian rooftops.

The hotel has two Michelin-starred restaurants, L’Épicure and the 114 Faubourg, as well chic Café Antonia and the tranquil Le Jardin Français, a beautiful garden with seating under orange trees.

Our rating: Deluxe

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Rooms

The traditionally styled rooms at Le Bristol each have their own individual design and are among the most spacious in Paris. Adorned with Louis XV- and Louis XVI-style antique rosewood furnishings, the rooms feature high ceilings and tall windows that flood each space with natural light. Beautiful fabrics, fresh flowers, and gilt-framed etchings or artworks accentuate the sense of refined elegance. Some rooms boast views of traditional Parisian rooftops from the wrought-iron balconies, while others overlook the Eiffel Tower or the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. All have separate baths and showers, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, a TV and air conditioning. 

Location

Ideally situated in the 8th arrondissement, Le Bristol Paris is just a short walk from the fashionable Champs-Élysées, and about 20 minutes on foot from many of the major sites including the Arc de Triomphe, the Tuileries Garden and the Louvre. Paris’s north station, or Gare du Nord, is approximately half an hour's drive and Charles de Gaulle airport is about 45 minutes by car, depending on traffic. 

Food and drink

For a formal French dining experience, L’Épicure boasts three Michelin stars and offers garden seating in the summer. Alternatively, the hotel’s vibrant brasserie, 114 Faubourg, also has a Michelin star. For lighter fare, Café Antonia offers all day food and drink, while Le Jardin Français is a tranquil spot to enjoy light lunches, afternoon tea or a relaxed evening meal beneath the orange trees. 

Facilities and activities

Le Bristol Paris has a pool that overlooks the Eiffel Tower, a fitness facility offering personal training sessions, and a spa that offers a variety of luxurious treatments.

Our opinion

A ‘palace’ distinction hotel, Le Bristol is an absolute classic, traditional in style and effortlessly sophisticated. One of our preferred hotels in Paris, it's both historic and enchanting.

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