Paris and the 8th arrondissement
The 8th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 “arrondissements” (administrative districts) of the capital city of France.
Situated on the right bank of the River Seine and centred on the Opéra, the 8th is, together with the 1st, 9th, 16th and 17th arrondissements, one of Paris’s main business districts. According to the 1999 census, it was the place of employment of more people than any other single arrondissement of the capital.
It is also the location of many places of interest, among them the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde, as well as the Palais de l’Elysées, official residence of the President of France.
During the seventeenth century, following Louis XVI wishes, the gardener Le Nôtre conceived a perspective, through the Bois de Boulogne towards the top of the Butte Etoile, which later became the Champs-Elysées.
During the Enlightenment, under the aegis of the last Bourbons, the urban development of the 8th arrondissement witnesses the implementation of sumptuous hotels and gardens.
After the Revolution – widely illustrated by the beheading of Louis XVI, Place de la Concorde – the 18th century palaces and mansions are transformed to become today’s Elysées Palace, Ministry of Interior, and many other government institutions.
Today, the 8th arrondissement owes its prestige to the sumptuous luxury boutiques which line the Champs-Elysees, the Avenue Montaigne and the Rue Vignon: Haute-Couture, antiques, art galleries, theatres and restaurants…
Thanks to the district’s magnificent architecture and gardens, as well as amazing parades, attractions and events which take place here, the 8th arrondissement has become the most visited area of Paris, perfectly resuming Paris as the “most beautiful city in the world”.
A brief presentation of Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits (the 20 arrondissements), has a population of about 2,200,000. Its metropolitan area is one of the largest population centres in Europe, with more than 12 million inhabitants.
An important settlement for more than two millennia, Paris had become, by the 12th century, one of Europe’s foremost centres of learning and the arts and the largest city in the Western world until the 18th century. Paris is today one of the world’s leading business and cultural centres and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities.
Paris and the Paris Region, with €572.4 billion in 2010, produce more than a quarter of the gross domestic product of France and have one of the largest city GDPs in the world. Considered as green and highly liveable, the city and its region are the world’s leading tourism destination. They house four UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many international organizations.
Right at the centre of Paris, the Hotel Paris Saint-Honoré** is located at the heart of both the business district and the Paris Couture golden triangle, while in the close vicinity of most historical and cultural sites.
The hotel enjoys a great location which directly benefits to our guests as they can easily discover Paris’ touristic and cultural sites and quickly reach any part of the capital and/or its outlying towns.
Paris – Business
The Hotel Paris Saint-Honoré** is located right at the heart of the business district of the capital and benefits from a direct access to most business centres and sites devoted to professional fares (Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Palais des Congrès, Etoile Elysées…). La Défense, and most of French and international firms’ headquarters are just 20 minutes away using public transports.
Paris – Tourism
Located at the heart of Paris, the Hotel Paris Saint-Honoré** enjoys a direct access to most Parisian monuments and historical or cultural sites of the capital: from the Louvre Museum to the Arc de Triomphe, via the Concorde square and the Champs-Elysées or from the Eiffel Tower to the Sacré Coeur, via the Butte Montmartre… All roads lead to the Hotel Paris Saint-Honoré**!
Paris – Couture
At the heart of Paris’ Couture golden triangle, the Hotel Paris Saint-Honoré** is a dream come true for all Fashion and Luxury enthusiasts! The most prestigious couture houses are established along the very chic Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré or Avenue Matignon: Christian Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Louboutin, etc. Fashionistas staying at the Hotel Paris Saint-Honoré** are only minutes away from Paris’ famous department stores: the Galeries Lafayette or the Printemps.
Paris – Culture
The Hotel Paris Saint-Honoré** is surrounded by the famous theatres of West Paris: the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Théâtre du Rond-point, the Théâtre Marigny, le Théâtre des Mathurins … Numerous art galleries present amazing artistic universes and the cinema theatres on the Champs-Elysées nearby, often host World Première ceremonies. Whether you want to go to an exhibition, a movie, a theatre play, a concert or show, the venue is just nearby.
The Hotel Paris Saint-Honore** is so perfectly located at the heart of the Parisian transports’ network that you will have no difficulty at all finding us, wherever you come from or go to.
Our multilingual team is available 24 hours/day, 7days/week to organise your arrival, stay and departure
From the airports
From Roissy Charles de Gaulle Etoile to the Hotel Paris Saint- Honore**:
Take the bus « Roissy-Bus RATP» from Roissy terminal and get off at « Opéra » in Paris. Then take the Métro in « Chaussée D’Antin-Lafayette, line 9 heading towards « Pont de Sèvre » and get off the tube at « Miromesnil ».
Take the « Air France » coach, from Roissy CDG and get off the coach at «Paris Place de l’Etoile-Charles de Gaulle». Then take the Métro in « Etoile Ch. De GAULLE » line 1, heading towards « Château de Vincennes ». Change in « Champs-Elysées Clémenceau » line 13, heading towards « Asnières- Gennevilliers / Saint-Denis-Université » and get off the tube in «Miromesnil»
From Orly to the Hotel Paris Saint-Honore**
– Take the « Air France » coach, from Orly terminal to Paris Invalides. Then take the Métro line 13, heading towards « Asnières- Gennevilliers / Saint-Denis-Université » and get off the tube in «Miromesnil ».
From train stations
Public transports in Ile de France: for information on schedules, traffic, itineraries, prices… dial 32 46 (0, 34 €/minute) 7am-9pm from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.
International number: +33 8 92 69 32 46
The Hotel Paris Saint-Honore** is located 2 minutes away from the Métro station Miromesnil 10 minutes away from Gare Saint Lazare. The buses 9, 12, 13 and 14 guarantee a direct access to the hotel from almost anywhere in Paris. Reciprocally, there is no touristic, historical, cultural Parisian site that cannot be reached from the hotel using these transports.