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Hotel Balzac

Nestled in the heart of the city of love, Paris, Hotel Balzac is a luxury boutique hotel that epitomizes the quintessential Parisian style with its neoclassical aesthetics. This hotel, located just off the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, pays homage to the 19th-century French novelist Honoré de Balzac, exuding an unmistakable French charm.

This deluxe hotel was originally built in the early 19th century as a grand palace for the director of the Paris Opera. It later transformed into a popular salon for epicureans and champagne connoisseurs in Paris. In 1848, Balzac purchased the property for his beloved Countess Ewelina Hanska, where he spent his last years.

Today, Hotel Balzac stands as a top-tier boutique hotel marked by its opulent yet comfortable décor and exceptional dining experience. It boasts 56 rooms, each adorned with lithographs of Balzac, pages filled with his handwriting, and images from his many stories, creating a tribute to the author's life and works.

Hotel Balzac houses one of the city’s finest French dining establishments - Pierre Gagnaire’s eponymous restaurant. Since 1996, this restaurant has been serving gourmet lunch and dinner from Monday through Friday. The hotel's strategic location near the Golden Triangle offers easy access to major couture houses, international fashion brands, and upscale dining options.

Upon entering the hotel, guests are welcomed by a lavish lobby featuring marble floors covered in Persian carpets, crystal chandeliers, Louis XIV furnishings upholstered in floral fabrics, large floral arrangements, and classical music playing softly in the background. The Hotel Balzac’s Gold Key concierge team is always ready to assist guests in securing exclusive concert seats, sport event tickets, opera nights or reservations at award-winning Parisian restaurants.

The hotel’s proximity to the metro George V station provides direct access to major Paris attractions such as the Louvre Museum, Palais Royal, Le Marais, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Place de la Bastille. However, those seeking a modern Parisian stay may find the atmosphere at Hotel Balzac distinctly intimate, opulent, and authentically French.

Each room, decorated by Marie Sabatier, features plush carpeting, pale oak neoclassical furnishings, and luxurious fabric-upholstered crown bed canopies. Most rooms offer stunning views of the Eiffel Tower and are equipped with a mini-bar, safe, personal climate control, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi access, and an iHome docking station.

The spacious bathrooms are adorned with white and gray marble and come with a tub, separate rainforest showerhead, and luxurious toiletries from The White Company in London.

The hotel is also home to Pierre Gagnaire’s flagship restaurant which specializes in modern French fusion cuisine. The seasonal menu changes frequently to feature the best locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant also offers tasting menus for both lunch and dinner, complete with optional wine pairings by chef sommelier Patrick Borras.

Guests can also enjoy drinks or meals at the Lounge Bar, a cozy bar and lounge area with plush velour sofas and lush greenery under a glass atrium. Hotel Balzac extends amenities like 24-hour room service, babysitting services, a bar, meeting rooms, and restaurants, ensuring a memorable stay for each guest.

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