The Good Life France Magazine

The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...

Published by the award winning team at The Good Life France

10 months ago

Issue No. 23

Welcome to the summer! In this issue discover Dijon in Burgundy, sensational Strasbourg (and a secret speakeasy), and lovely Cognac. We'll tell you where the locals go on holiday, the secret places. Visit Versailles and the Paris Opera, Le Touquet - the "Monaco" of northern France and wild Provence. Guides, recipes and more - your trip to France without leaving home...

Ultra-luxurious: Hôtel

Ultra-luxurious: Hôtel du Rond Point des Champs Elysées, just a few minutes away from the Metro station Franklin D Roosevelt is this very elegant Louis Vuitton owned hotel in a 17th century building. From the minute you walk through the doors of this hotel, you’ll feel utterly charmed. The staff are lovely and that’s key to having a great stay. The rooms are fabulous as you’d expect from a hotel owned by one of the world’s premier style companies. Some rooms have a view over the Eiffel Tower and the rooftops of Paris (ask when you book – all the staff speak English). Comfy beds, gorgeous striped wallpaper and very posh loos (all electric with warmed seats and all that jazz). There’s a stunning swimming pool so – take your costume or you’ll really miss out. Elegant and glamorous: Hotel de Sers in an 18th century, former nobleman’s mansion, a stone’s throw from the Champs- Elysées is next to the legendary George V and less than a mile from the Eiffel Tower has the location, the looks and the luxury without the massive price tag to go with them. It certainly isn’t a budget hotel but for the price compared to other 5 Star hotels in this part of Paris – it’s a real find. It is stylish and smart, the décor is elegant and inspired with a real touch of old school style glamour. The spa there is open to residents only, after a long day’s sightseeing, it's a real pick me up to be able to have a sauna and a massage. Most of the rooms have terraces and glass conservatories where you can sit and look out over the roof tops of Paris whatever the weather; the top apartment has a big terrace with a view over the Eiffel Tower.

Discreet, refined luxury: The Hotel Marignan Champs- Elysées in an 18th century building a stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysées is pure luxury, from the entrance with its smart doorman to the dining room with its modern trompe l’oeil, bar with comfy chairs and a grand piano and rooms that are elegantly decorated. Though it’s right in the heart of Paris, this is a little oasis of tranquillity and pleasure. There are rooms with a view of the Eiffel Tower, de-luxe suites and a fabulous restaurant.