6 perfect Parisian hotels to help you get your joie de vivre on


The City of Lights is many things to many people. Some travelers visit to be swept away by its romance or art; others come for business or to enjoy the fine dining. But no matter what the reason for visiting, there is a hotel ideal for travelers to get their joie de vivre on.

Forbes highlights the six best luxury accommodations — one for each specific occasion:


When you you mean business, the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome is the top luxury hotel choice. Its location in the city’s center, combined with top-notch business center and international staff ,ensure one’s work will get done in style.


If you are looking to get your romance on, nothing beats The Plaza Athénée.  Its Dior Institut Spa offers relaxation and luxury, while the hotel’s views of the iconic Eiffel Tower will make you swoon.


If your true love is art, Le Royal Monceau  has you covered. Going all out on the “Night at the Museum” vibe, the hotel not only has its finger on the pulse of what is happening outside in the Parisian art world, but also inside, the property houses its own private art collection. The hotel has an expert Art Concierge on-hand to fill you in on all things creative and an up-to-date art blog to keep you in the know.


To drink in all the culture Paris has to offer, the historic Penisula default ensures a memorable experience. Its location offers 360-degree views of the city that are particularly dazzling at night. Other perks to make guests feel special, include rolling up — via Rolls Royce — to a guided tour of Château Versailles, which gives guests access to areas that are normally closed for the public.


If hoping to hobnob with celebs, The Hotel Costes is the place to see and be seen. Known for attracting VIPs from all over the world, it’s the place to experience great music mixed by trendy live DJs.


And if your goal is to eat Paris, Le Bristol a famed French cuisine restaurant with three Michelin stars, which is the ultimate in #foodporn.