For many the George V is the quintessentially Parisian hotel. From the Jeff Leatham blooms that sit just so in the hotel’s lobby to suites so large that they contain spiral staircases, romance starts and ends at the George V.
This luxury, five-star Four Seasons property sits just off the Champs-Elysées and is bell and whistle heavy, including apartments that will have you admiring the Eiffel Tower from your bathtub, gilded business and conference facilities, a first-class spa, sandstone pool and yoga teachers on call if you don’t fancy the complimentary “cultural jogging” experience around the city.
Furthermore, you will be hard pressed to find a more impressive view than from the lobby’s La Galerie Lounge – itself layered with Flemish tapestries and objets d'art. Here, you can begin with breakfast berries before moving onto a light lunch, high tea and cocktails – in fact, there’s really no need to leave the building.
In addition to the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe, the 8th arrondissement houses Paris’ famous shopping Golden Triangle, which includes Avenue George V, Rue François 1er and Avenue Montaigne. However, if your ideal day out doesn’t include shopping this exclusive area, there are plenty of places to watch the world go by, such as Parisian institution L’Avenue on Avenue Montaigne – just down the street from Céline.
George V | 31 Avenue George V, 75008 | + 33 1 49 52 70 00