Hotel Door

Ideally placed for sightseers, this comfortable 4 star hotel is well placed for travel links to the city and beyond.. The Gare de Lyon and a number of metro stations are a stone’s throw from this establishment, meaning that all the best that Paris has to offer is on your doorstep or a simple journey away.  All the guest rooms in this hotel are convenient and superbly appointed including a well stocked minibar, additional sofabed, mineral water and toiletries, air conditioning, high speed internet with work station, safe and en suite bathroom.  The leisure facilities at this hotel are superior to, with a games room, fitness centre and indoor swimming pool.

Our top picks in the local area…

For family

An urban, industrial landscape that has been reclaimed in the name of fun, Parc de la Villette is a family friendly, futuristic park.  Its designer has climbed inside the mind of children and produced some utterly amazing spaces in which kids can play, run, think and puzzle until their hearts content.  Try the brilliant bamboo maze for a challenge with a difference.

For romance

You could see the sights Paris has to offer in the usual way, or you could get on your bike.  Cycle hire is easy and cheap in Paris. While you would take your life into your hands on the city streets, the meandering banks of the Seine offer a twosome on a tandem a fun and charming way to see the city without the stresses of the Metro and the clutter on the pavements.  Pack some food, chocolates, a rug and a bottle for a magnificent day out.  The city bicycle sharing system called Velibs, offers reliable and cheap bike hire.

For culture

Les Passages Couverts is so much more than just a charmingly old shopping precinct.  With its glass roof and mysterious passages that date from the 18th century, this corner of Paris is worth an afternoon browsing amongst the highbrow and second hand bookshops, quirky emporiums followed by a refreshing brew at one of the quaint tea salons.

For shopping

For a unique ladies shopping experience try Gaia.  Behind an unassuming wooden facade and a bell rung to gain the owners attention, this gem of a boutique is a Parisian secret.  Step inside the door and you will find a world of fairy lights on string, boudoir styling and a treasure trove of ever changing second hand, vintage and one off pieces.

For eating

Le Stella is a charming, traditional French brassiere which simply serves fabulous food.  This discreet and quintessentially Parisian place is a must for any real foodie.  It serves classic cuisine which is a pleasure to eat.  From traditional Escargot and Onion Soup to Steak Tartare, each mouthful is sinfully good.  Enjoy!

For nightlife

The Bar du Plaza is the place to head to for some serious cocktails.  To some, cocktails never went out of fashion and in this place they are du rigueur.  Expect classy champagne concoctions, illuminated bars and some seriously pricy but oh-so-worth-it drinks