Photo courtesy of Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière
Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s
Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet's surrounds the famous Fouquet’s café that opened in 1898 on the avenue des Champs Élysées as a footman’s hangout and evolved into a high-society spot where Marlene Dietrich and other early cinema stars signed contracts. Part of a French luxury chain, this stylish small hotel draws celebs (Beyoncé and Jay-Z, George and Amal Clooney); French entertainers stage variety shows in the salons; and movie companies book rooms done in elegant off-whites, grays and understated golds by Jacques Garcia (all renovated in 2017) as backdrops for film-promotion interviews. Butlers on duty 24/7 offer guests star-worthy private concierge service. Excellent soundproofing lets anyone sleep through the noise of revving sports-car engines and screaming fans at the front door.
By Susan Hack, AFAR Contributor
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The Most Comfortable Bed in Paris
On the corner of the Champs-Élysées and the esteemed Avenue George-V, the Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, is arguably in one of the most chic areas of Paris -- as well as one of the most centrally located. This means that you can stroll a few steps down the shop-lined Champs-Élysées and reach the glowing Arc de Triomphe, before continuing on your journey to the Tour Eiffel. Naturally, you'll stop to wander into a multitude of cafés, pâtisseries and crêperies along the way. After a day on the lawn of the Tour Eiffel or meandering through the Louvre, head in the direction of your Parisian 'home,' and rest your tired tootsies in your plush and elegant room at the Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière. Boasting a large soaking tub and a king-sized bed with supple and fluffy bedding, and one of the best breakfasts in all of Paris, your hotel stay is likely to be one of your favorite aspects of your time in the land of croissants and macarons.
By Ashley Castle Pittman, AFAR Contributor