Hotel Of The Day: Plaza Athénée, France

Think of Paris, and you’ll picture the majestic Eiffel Tower, buttery croissants and drinking wine in grand courtyards. While you’ll be keen to experience the City of Love itself, there are a few hotels that are in themselves worthy of a trip.

In fact, there’s one particularly special hotel where you’ll get Eiffel Tower views, amazing food and a garden courtyard all-in-one.

This place we’re talking about? The picture-perfect Hôtel Plaza Athénée.

Where is Hôtel Plaza Athénée?

Plaza Athénée stands on the most sophisticated avenue in Paris, Avenue Montaigne. Surrounded by designer stores such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Chloé, Céline and Prada, this is one of the most glamourous streets in all of Paris.

You’ll be within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe.

Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Hôtel Plaza Athénée

What’s so special about this hotel?

Where do we begin? With a view of the Eiffel Tower at one end, and the Champs-Elysées at the other, this is no ordinary hotel.

1,900 red geraniums adorn the hotel façade, which were inspired by a love story, creating a fairytale setting for romantic moments. Hands down, Hôtel Plaza Athénée is one of the most romantic hotels in the world.

You can also book a special Instagrammers package, where you’ll have a three-hour photo shoot with a photographer who is a social media expert and exclusive access to iconic parts of the hotel.

Iconic parts of the hotel Plaza in France

Pose on balconies with a view of the Eiffel Tower, the green oasis Cour Jardin courtyard, breathtaking staircases or the majestic breakfast room and its 10,000 crystal chandelier drops…

Waking up to a Parisian breakfast on your balcony here is an unforgettable experience.

The majestic breakfast room

Plaza Athénée Living Area

How much does it cost to stay?

Check current prices here

Rates are to be expected for a five-star hotel, smack bang in the centre of Paris that looks as beautiful as this. Did we mention it has a three-star Michelin restaurant?

Guests at Plaza Athénée dine on vegetables and fruit grown exclusively for them in the Queen’s Garden at Versailles.

Oh, there’s also a Dior spa to add an bigger dash of luxury.

Plaza Athénée dine Athénée Bedroom

Bucket List Instagram shots:

These are the photo that have will inspire you to visit Plaza Athénée:


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So… is it worth it?

Keep in mind the word ‘bucket list’ – hotels as incredible as this are a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most. This hotel is incredibly special. We can’t think of anything that would beat that Eiffel Tower view.

If you want to indulge in a memorable stay in Paris, this is the place to do so.


Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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