Serviced Apartments in Champs-Elysées, Paris
Situated in the city centre, Les Halles was once the location of Paris’s best fresh food market. The market was a popular attraction for tourists as well as locals.
Situated within the district of La Défense, the Grande Arche is one of the most popular attractions in Paris. The monument was constructed in 1989, on former French President François Mitterand's initiative.
Parc des Princes
The Parc Des Princes is a football stadium in the south of Paris. The arena is home to Paris Saint-Germain, the most successful and popular football team in France. Established in 1973, nearly 50,000 fans visit the ground almost every week during the football season.
Stade de France
Located in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, the Stade de France is the stadium of the French national team. The venue was constructed for the 1998 World Cup with a capacity of 80,000 people. It’s the biggest stadia in France and one of the largest in Europe.
Disneyland Paris is located in Marne-la-Vallée just on the outskirts of Paris city centre. This attraction is the busiest theme park in Europe, made up of two separate areas called Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. The main park was opened in 1992, while Walt Disney Studios opened its doors 10 years later in 2002.
The Champs- Elysees area is one of the most famous shopping areas in the world. The avenue is home to prestigious brands such as Calvin Klein, Prada, Christian Dior and Chanel. These stores are located in the “Triangle d’or” which is said to be where the most expensive designer stores are.
Arc de Triomphe
One of the most famous monuments in Paris, the Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died in the French Revolution with their names inscribed on the inner and outer surfaces.
Initially criticised for its design when it was erected in 1889, the tallest structure in Paris has become a global icon of France and a symbol of eternal romance.
Built in the style of Beaux-Arts architecture, the Great Palace is a large historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex that has played host to international fashion shows and world championships.
Facing the Grand Palais, the “small palace” houses the City of Paris Museum of fine Arts.
Hôtel National des Invalides
Consisting of a large impressive building with a royal courtyard and church, the building, completed in 1676, was originally built to house 4000 war veterans.
Visit Mona Lisa, amongst the 380,000 objects and 35,000 works of art, in the world’s largest museum, originally built in the late 12th century and was given a sophisticated look in recent years with the Grand Louvre Pyramids.
Another icon of Parisian nightlife, the cabaret is known for its stage performances by exotic female dancers.
Famous for its exotic shows, The Lido is a cabaret and burlesque show establishment that stands for Parisian nightlife.
The birthplace of the modern can-can dance, the cabaret is notable for the cultural hallmarks in its interiors and is well well-loved for its musical dance entertainment.
Bois de Boulogne
Located on the western edge of Paris, the park is another favourite place for outdoor fun on land and in water, picnics and parties.
Bois de Vincennes
Created by the Emperor Louis Napoleon and located on the eastern edge of Paris, the largest park in the city houses the former residence of the King of France and the Temple of Love, while also provides a public venue for various activities.
Jardin d Acclimatation
The 49-acre land is home to an archery range, miniature golf course, children’s amusement park, a zoo, a science museum and more, that will keep the entire family entertained for the whole day.
Jardin du Luxembourg
Famed for its calm atmosphere, the garden contains more than a hundred statues, monuments and fountains.
Jardin des Plantes
The main botanical garden in France houses 4 galleries of the Museum and a zoo with animals of the royal menagerie at Jardin des Plantes.
Since the 19th century, the garden has been a place for relaxation and entertainment for the public, and is home to both traditional and contemporary sculptures.
Go through ages and continents in this somptuous parc that gathers together numerous reconstructions of buildings. From Egyptian pyramid to Roman colonnade, the English style parc offers an ideal place to spend a moment out of time.
French gastronomy will no longer be a mystery to you. Learn how to cook macarons, foie gras or Mediterranean grande cuisine with experienced French chefs.
L Atelier de Joël Robuchon
The 2-star Michelin restaurant is popular not just for its radical approach to “haute cuisine” but also for its sleek dining room that centres around a bustling kitchen and its dining counter.
Dine by the bay windows overlooking a magnificent French-style garden as you savour Eric Frechon’s cuisine in this 3-star Michelin gastronomic restaurant.
Jules Vernes restaurant
Located on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, the 1-star Michelin restaurant is one of the best around.
Le Fouquet’s restaurant
From Charlie Chaplin to Winston Churchill, the restaurant is more than a meeting place of the rich and famous, but also well known for its Parisian brasserie favourites served in styles from easy al fresco to formal classic
The place is well-known for being a privileged place for gastronomy. You can either choose to savour refined cuisine at the restaurant or learn the secrets of some of the greatest chefs at the cooking and oenology classes.
Guerlain Champs Elysees Store
Shop in the new temple of beauty that is listed as a historical monument, for the biggest collection of fragrances exclusively presented in an architecture that is as awesome as the brand itself.
Louis Vuitton Champs Elysees Store
While the Louis Vuitton brand is the world’s most sought-after fashion, the store here, which is also its largest, boasts of an outstanding interior filter façade and its oversized atrium that are worth a visit on its own.
Tiffany Champs Elysees Store
The world’s premier jeweller may have a world-wide following, but is a new addition to the street of luxury, looking elegant in steely silver.
Christian Dior Store
The townhouse is the legendary address where the renowned fashion designer Christian Dior set up his workshop in the 40’s. It now became a temple of fashion where to find the latest collections and inspirations.
Experience the most intimate shopping moment in the stylish and soothing atmosphere of the Italian flagship, based in one of the most luxurious streets of the City of Lights.
Perfumes, accessories and luxury stores are flooded with lights by the spectacular dome that gave to the Galeries its iconic architecture.
The historical 3-storey building gathers together the most luxurious and fashionable brands for your intensive shopping sessions. Its rooftop offers a breathtaking view above Paris and the Opera Garnier.
One Nation Paris
The season might have ended but the bargains never will, here at France’s largest luxury and fashion outlet where 112 boutiques offer end-of-season pieces at prices that will rock every shopper’s wallet.
La Vallée Village
A great place for great bargains all year round, with 115 fashion and luxury labels offering collections from previous seasons but by all means the trendiest, at heavily discounted prices.
The public museum was created from the private home of an arts collector and his wife.
Palais-Royal and its gardens
Created in 1633, these prestigious and tranquil gardens are surrounded by a futuristic architecture with contemporary sculptures.
Holding mainly French art dating between 1848 and 1915, the museum is home to works of painters like Monet and Van Gogh.
Musee National d Art Moderne, National Museum of Modern Art
Home to works of art by 6,400 artists from 90 countries since 1905, the museum has the second largest collection of modern and contemporary art in the world.
Palais de Tokyo, Palace of Tokyo
With no permanent collection, the relatively new building is dedicated to modern and contemporary art and produces all of its exhibitions.
Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent
The world’s great designer comes alive in this fashion house that exhibits his amazing works twice a year.
Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysees
Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées, Paris is ideally situated in the prestigious precinct of Champs-Élysées marked by one of the world’s most iconic shopping belt and Europe’s notable business district, with most attractions, entertainment and facilities within walking distance. Served by two tube stations and the Paris metro line, getting to and around is easy through the extensive transport network that is readily accessible.
Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées, Paris
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Facilities, Amenities and Services within the vicinity
- Paul’s bakery (3-minute walk)
- A wide array of restaurant, cafes, bars and nightclubs (2 – 10 minute walk)
- Monoprix Supermarket (3-minute walk)
- Marks & Spencer, for food and retail (5-minute walk)
- Cinemas (5- to 15-minute walk)
- Bars and nightclubs (2- to 10-minute walk)
- Post Office (3-minute walk)
- Banks: HSBC, BNP Paribas, Barclays, etc. (2- to 15-minute walk)
- Currency exchange office (3-minute walk)
- Embassies (5- to 15-minute walk)
- Hairdressers, pharmacies, etc. (1- to 5-minute walk)
Nearest Metro stations (Line 1):
- George V Tube Station (5-minute walk)
- Franklin Roosevelt Tube Station (5-minute walk)
- Connects to CNIT (12 minutes),
- Palais des Congrés Porte Maillot (7 minutes),
- Arc de Triomphe (3 minutes), Concorde (4 minutes), and
- Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre – Bastille – Gare de Lyon railways station (TGV terminal)
Nearest express train station (RER A):
- Charles de Gaulle Etoile (Arc de Triomphe) (10-minute walk)
- Connects to La Defense Grande Arche (La Defense business district and CNIT),
- Auber (Opera – Galeries Lafayette and Printemps department stores),
- Châtelet – Les Halles (the artistique centre of Paris and direct to Gare du Nord/Eurostar Terminal), and
- Marne-la-Vallée (Disneyland Paris and La Vallée Village Outlet Shopping) (45 minutes)
Nearest central Paris railway stations:
- Gare du Nord (Eurostar & Thalys terminal),
- Gare de l’Est (TGV terminal), and
- Gare de Lyon (TGV and Lyria terminal).
Time to airport
- From Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport by taxi or shuttle, 30–45 minutes
- From Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées to Paris Orly airport by taxi or shuttle, 30–45 minutes
- Vélib city bicycle hire station (2-minute walk)
Getting to Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
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From the Roissy/Charles De Gaulle Airport:
Take route A1 towards Paris. Then, take the interior Ring Road (Peripheique Interieur) toward Rouen. On the Ring Road, take the Porte Maillot exit. Next, follow route N13 toward Paris. Upon arriving at Place Porte Maillot, travel in the direction of Place Charles De Gaulle – Etoile.
From Orly Airport:
Take route A106 then route A6a toward Paris. Next, take the interior Ring Road (Peripherique Interieur) toward Rouen. On the Ring Road, take the Porte Maillot exit. Next, follow route N13 toward Paris. Upon arriving at Place Porte Maillot, travel in the direction of Place Charles De Gaulle – Etoile.
From La Defense:
Take route N13 Paris – Neuilly-sur-Seine, crossing Neuilly-sur-Seine. Upon arriving at Place Porte Maillot, travel in the direction of Place Charles De Gaulle – Etoile.
Situated north of the country on Seine River, Paris is not only the most populous city of France, but also one of Europe’s leading centres of business, learning, gastronomy and the arts. Centuries of cultural and political development have left their marks in Paris in the form of museums, theatres, monuments and architectural styles.
Served by two international airports and an extensive public transportation network comprising mainly the Metro, regional express trains and suburban trains, the city is a major rail, highway and air-transport hub.
Essential facts of Paris
Paris is the capital city of France, the official language is French.
Paris Time is in the Central European Time Zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).
Like most states in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in Paris Time, where the time is adjusted forward by 1 hour; 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).
After the Summer months, the time in Paris Time is adjusted backward by 1 hour to Central European Time (CET) or (GMT+1).
You do not need a visa for travel from the USA or Canada to France.
Visit the France Diplomatie website at http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france for information on visas for tourists, work, study, and other related information or useful contacts.
Euro (€) is used in France.
Most of the shops are open from 09:00 to 19:00 hours, Mondays to Saturdays. Some smaller shops may close for lunch between midday and 14:00 hours. Shops are usually closed on Sundays and public holidays, although some may close on other days.
During the week, some department stores have late-night shopping on one of the evenings, staying open until 22:00 hours, known as a “nocturne”. Supermarkets are usually open daily except Sundays, closing at 20:00, 21:00 or 22:00 hours depending on the neighbourhood.
During the sales seasons, in January and July, or in certain districts, some stores, both large and small, may open on Sundays and/or public holidays. Major shopping districts and large shopping establishments, however, are open daily throughout the year, sometimes closing only at midnight.
The standard VAT rate is 20%.
Tipping is not required in France. French law requires that restaurant, café and hotel bills include a service charge. Taxi drivers expect small tips of between 5% and 10% of the fare though the usual procedure is to round up to the nearest €1 regardless of the fare.
Banks are generally open from 09:00 to 17:00 hours, from Mondays to Fridays or from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Some branches may close during lunchtime, usually between 12:30 to 14:00 hours. ATMs are available for cash withdrawals 24 hours a day, throughout the week. Banks are closed on public holidays.
In general, businesses and public services are usually open from 09:00 to 16:30 or 17:00 hours (or earlier on Friday afternoons). They are closed at lunchtime and on public holidays.
Museum and Monuments
Museums typically open at 09:00 or 10:00 hours and close at 17:00 or 18:00 hours. They are usually closed on Mondays or Tuesdays, with a few exceptions. Some attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower and Montparnasse Tower, are open 7 days a week, closing as late as 23:00 hours or midnight.
Many museums practise late-night hours once a week, closing only at 21:00 or 22:00 hours. On public holidays, in particular, 1 January, 1 May and 25 December, many museums and monuments are closed.
Metro and RER
The entire Parisian metro service operates daily from 05:30 hours and closes late on Saturday and Friday evenings at 02:15 hours. The majority of bus routes operate from 07:00 to 20:30 hours, while some lines continue till 00:30 hours. The Noctilien bus takes over from 00:30 to 05:30 hours. For more information and help on journey planning, visit www.ratp.fr or enquire at the property’s reception.
The peak hours of the Parisian transport are 08:00 to 10:00 hours and 17:00 to 20:00 hours on weekdays. Saturdays are just as busy as many Parisians are out on their shopping expeditions.
Taxis are available 24 hours a day. Tipping is not compulsory. For booking, please refer to the property’s reception.
Vélib' is the self-service bicycle hire system run by the Paris City Council. With more than 20,000 bicycles available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week all year long and 1,800 bike stations in Paris and neighbouring towns, the Vélib’ is an alternative mode of transport for getting around in Paris.
The nearest docking stations for Fraser Suite Le Claridge Champs Elysees, Paris are rue Pierre Charron and rue Du Colisée, 100m from the residence.
For more information, please visit: www.velib.paris.fr.
France Phone Code: 33
Paris Area Code: 1
Paris Dial Code: +33 1
It is not necessary for you to obtain health vaccinations in order to visit France. As regards your pets, you must provide their health certificates and ensure that they have been vaccinated against rabies. It is also necessary to check with the embassy or consular services if a particular breed is permitted on French territory.
Should you become a witness or a victim of an accident, you may require immediate medical treatment. These are the emergency services to contact:
Fire brigade 18
SAMU (accidents) 15
Drug Info Service 0 800 23 13 13
AIDS/HIV Info Service 0 800 840 800
Poison treatment diseases 01 40 05 48 48
Sexually-transmitted diseases 01 40 78 26 00
SOS médecins (doctors) 01 47 07 77 77
SOS dentaire (dentists) 01 43 37 51 00
SOS burns (hôpital Cochin) 01 58 41 41 41
The maximum permitted alcohol level is 0.5 g of alcohol per litre of blood, which is approximately the equivalent of 3 halves of beer, 2 glasses of wine or 3 glasses of champagne. Drink-driving is not encouraged in France.
The use, possession or sale of drugs is against the law in France.
Chemists are usually open from 08:00 to 20:00 hours. They make take turns to close on Sundays or Mondays. When a chemist is closed, the addresses of the nearest chemists on duty are displayed on the door. Some chemists open till late or even throughout the night.
The electrical current in Paris is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current. In France, the norm is 220 volts, with a frequency of 50 Hz. Wall outlets take continental-type plugs, with two round prongs. Make sure you bring these adapters and/or transformers wherever required. These may be purchased at in electrical goods and DIY stores or hypermarkets, if necessary.
Museums and monuments are closed on all or most of the major holidays or Fêtes, which include:
- Jour de l'An – New Year's Day, January 1
- Lundi de Pâques – Easter Monday
- Fête du Travail – Labour Day, May 1
- Armistice – Armistice Day, May 8 (1939-1945)
- Fête de l'Ascension – Ascension Day, May 21
- Fête Nationale – Bastille Day, July 14
- Fête de L'Assomption – Assumption Day, August 15
- Toussaint – All Saints' Day, November 1
- Armistice – Armistice Day, November 11 (1914-1918)
- Noël – Christmas Day, December 25