Jet Set: The Peninsula Paris

peninsula paris

In less than a month, Fabian and I will be going on vacation to London and Paris. We’ve been to London several times. Our last visit was in September of 2014 and we are super excited to spend more time in one of our favorite cities. We will start our trip in London and then we will head across the English Channel to Paris, where we will spend a few days at the newly renovated Peninsula. We are eagerly anticipating our stay at one of the most extraordinary properties in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, especially since it has been over nine years since our last visit to Paris.

The Peninsula Paris is located on Avenue Kléber in the elegant 16th arrondissement, just steps away from the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe.  With stunning views over Paris, this magnificent building opened in 1908 as a grand hotel with a storied history that includes George Gershwin penning his opus, “An American in Paris” while staying there in 1928, and Henry Kissinger bringing an end to the Vietnam War in 1973 with the signing of the Paris Peace Accords. The recent renovation was completed by some of the finest craftsmen and artisans in France.ppr-dancing-leaves-1074

{The Peninsula Paris is home to 200 luxuriously appointed rooms, 45 sumptuous suites, and the Peninsula Spa.}


{The Peninsula Paris houses several restaurants and bars, including Bar Kléber, pictured above, along with LiLi, offering sophisticated Cantonese fare and L’Oiseau Blanc, located on the sixth floor of the building with sweeping views of Paris.}


{The Elegant Historic Suite}


{A Grand Premier Room}


{A Luxurious Guest Bathroom}


{The spacious rooms also feature separate dressing areas.}


{Spectacular Views Abound on the Katara Suite’s Terrace}


{L’Oiseau features Fine Dining and Beautiful Views of Paris}


{Extraordinary Details are found at Every Step at the Peninsula Paris}

We are looking forward to spending some quality time at this extraordinary property. I would love any recommendations you might have for restaurants and shops we should visit. We loved the Museé Picasso on our last trip to Paris and are looking forward to touring it again now that the renovation is complete. We may go back to the Musée d’Orsay and I’d love to go to the Flea Market. What else should we add to our itinerary?

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  1. ‘Stella’ in the 16th is a wonderful local restaurant. The chocolates from A La Famille de la Mere nearby are exquisite. ‘Table D’Eugene’ is amazing, not to be missed.
    Paris….ahhhh, heaven on earth!
    Bon vacances!

  2. How exciting! I just wrote a post on a Parisian get away featuring The Paris Apartment and Hotel Costes, which I illustrated. Hotel Costes is absolutely stunning and I hear has delicious cuisine as well. Who knows if they will have the courtyard open at this time of year, but I feel like you’d love it! Have such fun! Can’t wait to read all about your travels!

      1. The trifle for dessert at Hotel Costes is my must do anytime I go. Excellent people watching and ambiance plus it’s just ridiculously good!

  3. What a beautiful hotel!! I love the Rodin museum if you haven’t been. For a quick meal you have to try l’as du falafel. When I studied there I ate it once a week.’ Best falafel!! Have a wonderful trip!

  4. We stay at The Raphael next door! Love the area! We also love Le Florimond in the 7th on the Rive Gauche.
    Also, just walking in the 6th and browsing for antiques is our idea of fun. Galerie Beres on the Left Bank (near
    the Musee d’Orsay) is a wonderful little place to see 20th century art. Have fun!

  5. Some of my favorite museums are the smaller ones: Palais Galliera for constantly changing fashion shows, Les Art Décoratifs next to the Louvre for more fashion and a lovely restaurant on the main floor, the Jacquemart André is a splendid private home turned museum with a delightful tea room for lunch or a pick-me-up. Finally, the Nissim Camondo is a house museum with a story to melt your heart and art to delight the eye. The nearby Café de la Poste does a scrumptious brunch. Don’t miss the pain perdu! Have a magnifique time!

  6. Hello Paloma, How exciting! I visited Paris and London this past summer. We rented an apartment in the 1st district, it was perfect and close to many sites and only two blocks from the Louvre. I would highly recommend the Seine River lunch cruise, it was one of my favorite activities along with the Clignancourt Flea Market. I have written blog posts on both of these, in the link there is a very helpful map of the Flea Market. My favorite area of the Market was Marche Vernaison. Please let me know if you would like and more information. Bon Voyage!

  7. Bar Kléber makes me drool.
    My favorite thing to do in Paris, when the weather is nice, is to dance Argentine tango at the Quai Tino Rossi. The summer breeze, the lights (it starts after dark and goes almost all night), the music, the Seine rolling by….it’s pure heaven.

  8. How fun….a few favorites for a classic Parisian bistro- Bistro Paul Bert or Bistro Lipp. If you can get a reservation at Spring you will love it, its one of those “restaurant experiences”, We stayed at the George V last time we were there and had a very memorable albeit super formal meal at Le Cinq…..if you want a really special formal dinner, you can’t go wrong plus the people watching was the best! Safe travels and have fun….

  9. Hi Paloma,
    Paris in the springtime! The Musee de L’Orangerie is a lovely, well-edited museum featuring Impressionists and post-Impressionists work. A bit more quaint than Musee D’Orsay (fabulous as you already know), L’Orangerie houses a huge circular room of Monet’s Water Lilies which can take your breath away. Sainte Chapelle, on the Ile de la Cite, boasts stained-glass windows that is sure to delight. Can’t wait to read about your adventures in Paris! All the best! Jennifer

  10. One of my most memorable experiences was L’Orangerie – because it was so stunning and unexpected. I took three girlfriends there this past November and didn’t tell them what it was exactly and they were bowled over.
    I hate to share this but I found the most perfect place for dinner. Candles, mirrors, glass, perfect Parisian, service from people who know how to do service, and excellent food. It’s on the edge of the Maris, near Notre Dame, and it’s called Chez Julian. Ssssshhhhhh.