The Paris rentree’ is in full swing, with suits and heels now outnumbering the camera-toting tourists. If you live here and need a little pampering after braving the school supply shopping at Monoprix or if you are enjoying holiday time in Paris between now and September 8, hurry on over to the Shangri-La for a great end of the summer send-off.
Located at 10 Avenue d’ Iena 75116, just off Trocadero, the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel is in the former home of the grandnephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, Prince Roland Bonaparte. Built in 1896, it boasts gorgeous chandeliers, marble and a beautiful sweeping staircase. Listed as an Historic Monument in 2009, it became the first Shangri La Hotel in Europe.
Sole Traveling Mama was honored to attend a Bar Mitzvah there in March 2013, and the quality of service, food and ambiance were superb. When she learned that this summer for the first time, a champagne bar by Bollinger would be opened on the Terrace, she KNEW she had to return to experience it first hand!
The Terrace is actually much smaller than what it appears to be in photos and upon initial entry. The artful use of mirrors “increases” the size and amplifies the candles and especially the Eiffel Tower as it sparkles each hour. Unfortunately, not all seating has a view of the Eiffel Tower, so pick your seat accordingly, if possible. The Terrace is open daily until September 8 from 5:00-11:00 for non-hotel guests.
Should you feel the need to pamper yourself even further, book an overnight stay in The Imperial Suite, the 275 sqm former private apartments of Prince Bonaparte, complete with high ceilings, tall windows and all the original mouldings!! Fit for a modern day Princess for sure!