Location of Our Serviced Apartments
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