Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe
What We Love
- Cutting-edge design courtesy of Putman Studio, with all the modern amenities
- Central location: The Sofitel is in the 8ème, perfectly situated for shopping and culture in the heart of the French capital
- The attention to detail, from melt-on-the-tongue breakfast patisserie to luxe Hermès bathroom amenities
What To Know
- There's an on-site restaurant, bar and fitness center
- This boutique hotel has 124 guestrooms
- Less than a 10-minute walk from the bustling Champs-Elysées, this hotel has the advantage of a quiet side street location
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe bears the signature style of the late French interior designer Andrée Putman, who was behind such landmark designs as the Air France Concorde, Morgans Hotel in New York and the Guerlain flagship store in Paris. From the spacious reception area to the funky back-lit bar, from the intimate salon to the dramatically flanked walkway, spaces seem to open and merge into one another. Traditional fittings such as parquet floors and bistro tables are revisited in innovative materials. With checkerboard motifs, subdued tones, contrasting materials and harmonious spaces, the hotel reflects the spirit of minimal modernism that underscores all Putnam designs.
Bed and Bath
With 124 rooms, accommodations range from Superior Rooms to Prestige Suites. Bedrooms are havens of peace and harmony in muted tones where the central focus is the wonderful Sofitel MyBed experience — duck down mattress toppers and duvets. The furniture is inspired by the bold Modernist curves of the 1930s; leather banquettes are adorned in silk cushions bearing prints of old maps of Paris, while the attention to detail is most evident in the spacious bathrooms, with their rainfall showers, island bathtubs and lavish Hermès amenities.
Les Cocottes de Christian Constant restaurant is in the inspired hands of chef Christian Constant, who pursues the hotel’s imperative of perfection in simplicity by using fresh seasonal ingredients in modern French cuisine. The bar has an extensive list of cocktails and a menu of tantalizing nibbles available until 1 a.m. But leave space for a cake from the patisserie counter, where French classics such as the Paris Brest or the tarte au citron are given a makeover by top patissiers.
In the Area
A ten-minute walk down Rue Balzac will take you straight to the throbbing heart of the Champs-Elysées. While you peruse the shops, make sure you stop at the Ladurée tearooms for a taste of their legendary macarons. Head down the Champs in the direction of the Grand Palais, where you’ll find wonderful exhibitions ranging from 20th-century artists such as Georges Braque to the history of Cartier jewelry. Just next door is the aptly named Petit Palais, also host to temporary shows as well as a rich permanent collection that spans painting from the Renaissance to the 19th century. At the entrance to the Jardins des Tuileries you’ll find the Musée de l’Orangerie, with its focus on 20th-century art. If you’re feeling peckish, stop off for an Italian bite at the Tuileries’ Café Renard.
How to Get There
Nice Hotel, good breakfast,the staff were very helpful and efficient, especially Juliette from the front desk. the location is great 5 minutes from the champs Elysee and 5 minutes from the arc de triumph .
Very quiet and the beds are great.
I have stayed here a few times now, mainly due to the close location to my firms Paris office. The Hotel itself is nice, clean and well presented, there is a Bar and Restaurant on-site. The food is of good quality and the prices aren't too bad considering the location. The rooms are clean and comfortable albeit on the small side, but this is normal for a central city hotel in Paris. The beds are great, nice and soft with lighting that can be controlled whilst in bed, which is handy. Free tea, Coffee & water is available in the rooms although the tea didn't seem to get replaced during my stay. The reason i got back to this hotel is the staff, they are amazingly helpful and speak a variety of languages which makes checking in a pleasure. Overall this is a hotel i will use again and highly recommend.
We where worried the areas was to touristy but the hotel is conveniently located in side street so less people. But still close to everything we did in Paris, and with good breakfast to kick off the day.