How We Fell in Love With the Hotel Le Bristol in Paris

Why is the Hotel Bristol one of the top-rated premier hotels in Paris? Let's start by mentioning the rooftop swimming pool with a view of Paris. Then there's the sumptuous 3-star restaurant conducted by one of our favorite chefs.

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The Hotel Bristol opened its doors in 1925 during the Roaring Twenties, and still today is one of most celebrated Paris luxury hotels. Full of sumptuous fabrics and refined woodwork, it is located on the posh Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré.

In recent years the Bristol has expanded, and now there are 188 rooms and suites, each individually decorated. The restaurants have also undergone a facelift — we like it in summer when you are seated outside int he magnificent courtyard.

Celebrity Chef Eric Frechon is behind the stove at their legendary Michelin 3-star restaurant. (He's still one of our favorites, despite being a celebrity!) If you can't afford to stay at the hotel, you can always stop by the bar for an elegant afternoon tea or lunch.

In fact, the reason we first visited the Bristol was to eat at Chef Frechon's table, and it was love at first sight. (We've been following Chef Frechon since back in the day when he had his own small restaurant in the 19th Arrondissement.)

What You Can Expect at Hotel Bristol

Each room is furnished in Louis VX splendour.

The rooms are elegant and spacious with white marble bathrooms, double vanities and fantastic views. Some of the suites open onto large terraces with great views.

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Sunlight pours into the indoor pool made of teak and glass with a solarium and views of Paris. There are three floors dedicated to the spa, including a Turkish bath.

The Children's Programme will entertain your family while you take a Paris break. Epicure, the 3-Michelin-star restaurant, has recently been updated and now overlooks the interior garden.

The Hotel Bristol is known for its lavish garden and is considered one of the best among Paris 5-star hotels. Step outside and you'll be surrounded by luxury shops like the Hérmes flagship store, and nearby are Avenue Montaigne and Champs Elysées.

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