With a prime location just steps from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées, the Four Seasons Hotel George V has been a landmark Paris hotel since its opening in 1928. Historic grandeur, decadent design and impeccable service make it one of the city's finest.
In keeping with the creative heritage of Montmartre, Terrass’’ Hotel champions an artistic theme throughout its rooms, reception and along its exceptional rooftop bar and bistro. The lobby is styled with vibrant modern art and a reception desk made from a repurposed grand piano, while rooms are evocative of a chic artist’s studio, featuring geometric-patterned flooring and designer furniture. Views look out either onto the inner courtyard or the rooftops of Paris, with a few rooms enjoying views of the Eiffel Tower in the distance. The Sacré-Coeur Basilica is also within walking distance of the hotel.
As its name would suggest, the hotel’s rooftop terrace is a particular highlight, with an expansive panoramic view of Paris to enjoy over a meal during the warmer months. Although the hotel has been built up since it was first opened in 1911, the original hotel banner is still visible and proudly showcased at the entrance to the terrace restaurant and bar.
The hotel also offers a welcoming library area with books on Paris and Montmartre, as well as a sauna, a massage suite and two fitness suites.
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The rooms follow the hotel’s unusual design patterns, falling into one of two general themes. The Studio d'Artiste rooms evoke the feeling of being in a Parisian art studio: dark walls separate the bedroom and bathroom, with alternating wood and glass panels designed to resemble the tall studio windows typical of Montmartre. Others mimic being in the Paris metro system, making use of the subway’s signature black-and-white tiles. All feature bold palettes, contemporary designer furniture, high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and sleek bathrooms with a walk-in shower or a shower with separate, free-standing bath tub. Outside, wrought-iron balconies offer views over the trees and rooftops of Paris.
Montmartre has long held a reputation for being a home for artists, as evidenced by the large number of studios and theaters spread throughout the district, including the famous Moulin Rouge, which is a five-minute walk from Terrass”. The hotel is about a 15-minute uphill walk from the stone steps of the Sacré Coeur, and between five and ten minutes from three different metro stops, providing easy access to the rest of Paris.
Food and drink
A buffet breakfast is served in the rooftop restaurant each morning, comprising a selection of hot and cold items and freshly baked pastries. For lunch and dinner, choose from a menu of French classics, creatively interpreted with added flair, alongside a glass of wine from an impressive wine list. The rooftop bar has far-reaching views over Paris, serving everything from local wines to an extensive cocktail menu. There's also an indoor restaurant for colder evenings, but with floor-to-ceiling windows, being indoors won’t mean missing out on a good view.
There's a special Playzone area located next to the library for children. It includes a pool table, an arcade game and a few child-friendly books.
Facilities and activities
There are two gyms in the hotel, each filled with high quality fitness equipment. For something a bit more relaxing, there is the private Nuxe Spa, offering massage treatments, a sauna and a Turkish bath. There is also a quiet library filled with classic novels as well as plenty of books to learn more about Paris and Montmartre.
We love this hotel for embracing the artistic heritage of Montmartre, as well as for its location, its chic, stylish rooms and, most of all, its wonderful rooftop terrace bar and restaurant.
Paris tour ideas
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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With an ideal location in the lively left bank and close to many of the city's prime attractions, La Villa is a stylish, contemporary hotel with plenty of character. The chic, minimalist rooms are warm and inviting with a distinctive charm.
Well-located just off the Champs- Élysées, the Hôtel Lancaster is a great base to explore Paris from an intimate and welcoming setting. Rooms resemble stylish Parisian apartments with chandeliers and parquet floors, and the restaurant and bar are first-rate.
Simple yet charming, Hôtel Lorette is conveniently located close to some of Paris’s major sights and boasts bright contemporary rooms with traditional Parisian wrought-iron balconies.
Located in one of Paris's most famous bohemian districts, Hotel Montalembert is a historic five star hotel that exudes contemporary Parisian style. With sleek, designer interiors and exemplary service, it makes an ideal base for exploring the sights.
Ideally located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, within walking distance of the Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre, Hotel Verneuil is a chic yet intimate hotel with great charm and personality as well as excellent service.
Le Bristol Paris is a renowned landmark hotel in the heart of the city. Once a private manor house, it has achieved the coveted ‘palace’ distinction, has four Michelin stars between its restaurants, excellent service and a quintessentially Parisian style and sophistication
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Les Jardins du Marais is located within walking distance of the beautiful Places des Vosges and is surrounded by lively restaurants and boutiques, yet is still peaceful and quiet thanks to its long central courtyard and garden semi-enclosed within the walls of the hotel.
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Transport yourself back to the 1920s when rail travel was in its heyday, journeying in Art Deco style on the Venice Simplon Orient-Express.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Explore a Paris food market like a local, chatting to the stall holders, learning about Parisian shopping habits and food provenance, and choosing fine cheeses for a paired wine-and-cheese tasting at the end of your tour.
For an overview of the Paris landscape and its main sights, this fast-paced tour offers an introduction to the city's history and geography taking in the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Élysées as well as Notre-Dame, the Sacré-Coeur and the fashionable Marais.
Learn about the secrets, traditions and strict rules behind the production of Champagne on a guided tour that offers the opportunity to meet local producers, visit vineyards and historic chalk pits, and sample some of these renowned sparkling wines.
Explore the vast and extravagant palace of Louis XIV, the ‘Sun King’, on the outskirts of Paris. This lavish chateau is surrounded by seemingly endless formal gardens, while inside, no expense was spared in decorating its opulent rooms.
Monet's house and beloved gardens at Giverny, just north of Paris, offer a delightful insight into the Impressionist painter and his works. See his studio and home and wander through the gardens that so inspired his opus.
Learn to make the classic French delicacy of macarons on a half-day course hosted by a professional chef. In a small group you're taught how to craft these much-loved treats with traditional techniques and classic fillings.
Explore the very heart of medieval Paris on this guided tour, which takes you to the Gothic glories of Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle, and to a quiet residential island in the Seine River.
Learn about the history of the former royal palace of the Louvre before enjoying a guided tour of the museum's vast collection of art. Then cross the river to the Musée d'Orsay to browse Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterworks by Renoir, Gauguin and Van Gogh.