Around the hotel
The hotel Arc Elysées is located within the “golden triangle” between the Arc of Triumph and the Champs-Elysées Avenue but is also a short distance away from the Parc Monceau. This famous area is known to offer a large set of enjoyable activities that will please everyone’s taste such as gastronomy, shopping, shows and art to cite but a few.
The Arc of Triumph is not only a national symbol of France but it is also the largest Arc in the world and it is located within 5 minutes walking distance of the hotel. The Arc is set in the middle of the axis that binds the Louvre museum and the Grande Arche in the Paris business area. 50 meters high and 45 meters large, it culminates at the crossroads between the twelve avenues on the Place de l’étoile. It is possible to visit the monument.
SHOWS AND THEATRES
Several performing halls and theatres are to be found in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Symphonic concerts take place at the Salle Pleyel whereas opera, ballet and classical music lovers will enjoy the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. The Théâtre du Rond-point stages contemporary theatre performances. Not least, the Lido and Crazy Horse cabaret clubs are within a short walking distance of the hotel.
MUSÉES : GRAND & PETIT PALAIS
The Grand Palais and Petit Palais are within 15 minutes walking distance; they regularly host great artistic events and exhibitions in the capital (such as the Velasquez or Picasso exhibitions, the International Fair for Contemporary Art…). They are exceptional historical monuments as such and therefore are worth visiting for their architectural designs.
THE LOUVRE MUSEUM
The Louvre museum is most renowned for its art and antiquity collections and it is also the largest museum in Paris with 460000 works of art. Easily recognizable by the glass pyramid erected in the Napoleon courtyard, it is the most visited museum in the world. Leonardo da Vinci’s painting Mona Lisa, the Vénus de Milo and the Seating Scribe are some of the most illustrious pieces of the Louvre’s collection.
PLACE DE LA CONCORDE
Au pied des Champs-Elysées, la place de la Concorde ponctue deux grands axes de la capitale : les jardins des Tuileries et le quartier de la Madeleine d’un côté et celui de l’étoile de l’autre. Très reconnaissable par son obélisque de 23 mètres de haut et ses fontaines inspirées de la basilique Saint-Pierre de Rome, c’est la plus grande place de la ville de Paris.
THE PONT ALEXANDRE 3
The bridge was inaugurated at the universal exhibition of 1900 as a symbol of friendship between France and Russia. It is listed as an historical monument and has been hosting for a few years typical Paris open-air dance halls along the Seine river: les guinguettes. Parisians like to meet up there to share a few drinks after work.
Located at the heart of the city, the parc Monceau provides the ideal setting for resting in a bucolic environment and is within short walking distance of the hotel. Luxury private mansions border the park on the outside and it is laid out with pavilions, rotundas and water pools.
JARDIN DES TUILERIES
The Tuileries gardens stretch from Le Louvre Palace and the Place de la Concorde and remain the oldest jardin à la Francaise in Paris. They used to be the royal gardens and are now very appreciated by the Parisians for their flower beds laid out along a promenade where ramblers can rest on the many chairs displayed around circular fountains.
LUXURY SHOOPING : AVENUE MONTAIGNE
The Montaigne Avenue is a temple dedicated to haute couture and luxury shops. It is the realm of Paris high fashion where every fashion designer is represented (Armani, Chanel, Chloé, Dior, Fendi, Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Ungaro, Valentino, Versace etc…).
LUXURY SHOPPING : FAUBOURG ST-HONORE
The Faubourg Saint Honoré street runs through Paris from the Rue Royale to Place des Ternes and can be reached easily from the hotel. It is one of the most luxurious streets in the city as it is renowned for its embassies, luxury shops, and its prominent art galleries.
GOURMET BREAK AT LADUREE
While wandering about the Champs-Elysées, don’t miss out on the exquisite Ladurée pastry shop where you can savour the renowned macarons. Their tearoom is ideally suited for a sweet break.
NIGHLIFE: LE QUEEN, L’ARC AND LE BARON
Close to the hotel you will find plenty of fancy night bars and clubs. The Queen, the Arc and the Baron clubs are well established nightlife institutions; but you may also let the more classy setting of the Yeeels club seduce you or dive into the feverish and intimate atmosphere of Le Cartel Club.
GOOD PLACES TO EAT
In the vicinity of the hotel you will find many healthy culinary places at decent prices: we suggest the Korean cuisine at the Mandoobar restaurant, fish specialities at Helen or Les Caves Augé where you may enjoy a selection of high quality wine and champagne nicely displayed on barrels under the Paris sky.
In the surroundings of the hotel Arc Elysées you will find numerous gastronomic restaurants; three of them have been awarded with the prestigious Michelin winning gourmet prize: the restaurant Relais & Châteaux Apicius led by the chef Jean-Pierre Vigato, the Pavillon Ledoyen run by Yannick Alléno and the Taillevent restaurant.