Paris is for lovers, or so they say. But if you want to hit La Ville Lumière with the little ones, there are ample choices for high-end accommodation that won’t forsake your usual levels of comfort. Paris with children is easier than you think.
The Terrass Hotel overlooks Paris from its perch in Montmartre, and offers sweeping views of the picturesque cityscape. For families with children, the hotel provides a number of spacious suites and adjoining rooms. The location is another perk (Terrass is situated just off the trendy Rue des Abbesses) and, in warmer months, the hotel hosts rooftop nightcaps. As for the kids, they’ll particularly enjoy the two carousels located just down the street.
The Victoria Palace Hotel is another good option for travelling families. Nestled on stylish Saint-Germain in the swanky sixth arrondissement, it features classically French interiors and elegant surroundings. Despite its old world charm, the hotel also offers a slew of modern conveniences, as well as a friendly staff willing to accommodate the needs of your whole family. The sumptuous rooms include two-bedroom suites as well as adjoining rooms, so there is plenty of space and privacy for all. Should you desire a night out, babysitting services are also available upon request. The Victoria Palace is particularly good at making children feel welcome on arrival, presenting those between the age of 4 and 12 with a cornet surprise, a little paper cone filled with treats. They’ll also be offered a complimentary children’s book about Paris to commemorate their visit.
Le Bristol is a long-standing favourite of those after a luxurious stay, and it’s not only celebrities that get the star treatment at this opulent eighth arrondissement hotel. The Spa Le Bristol, which comes complete with a beautiful heated indoor pool, is a great way for parents to relax, and come dinner time, there are two Michelin-starred restaurants on-site to choose from (one of the two, Epicure, boasts a full three stars). Little ones sleep on beds made up with Porthault linen, and are also welcome to join ‘Les Amis d’Hippolyte,’ a children’s club located right next to the spa that is filed with books and games.
Lastly, Le Meurice is an excellent option. Location-wise, you can’t do much better: the hotel is set on the Rue de Rivoli in the first arrondissement, perched between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre. Le Meurice is also situated just opposite from the beautiful Tuileries gardens, a favourite of adults and children alike. After a day pounding the Parisian pavement, you can unwind in the hotel’s Spa Valmont, or enjoy a lavish afternoon tea in Le Dali. And for dinner, enjoy the hotel’s restaurant with the knowledge you’re in for a serious gastronomic treat – it’s triple Michelin-starred and now has Alain Ducasse at the helm.
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