Approaching the Saint James Paris, it is impossible not to be impressed. Near the Arc de Triomphe and Avenue Victor Hugo stands the only château-hotel in all of Paris, surrounded by lush grounds. This splendid Napoleon III style residence has been redecorated in the spirit of an extravagant family home with a great deal of imagination by Bambi Sloan. The former Thiers Foundation, which once received the most brilliant students in France, has become a select venue where you can recharge your batteries. The library-bar is now the perfect place for a quiet chat. The boudoir-style spa offers treatments based on the prestigious Maison Guerlain.
The chef offers fine cuisine in the dining room inherited from the Foundation. In the summer the terrace and its hot air balloon décor evoke the past of the place: it had been the first aerodrome in Paris!
The Champs-Élysées is just a few minutes’ walk away, and the Trocadéro – across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower – is just a little further. There are also a number of charming restaurants nearby, making it the perfect place for a weekend trip to the City of Light.