Fashion icons call this home

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Escape - - SUITE LIFE PLAZA ATHENEE, PARIS -

The lo­ca­tion

You’d be hard-pressed to pick a more fash­ion­able spot in Paris. Sand­wiched be­tween the River Seine and the Av­enue des Champs El­y­sees, the area known as the Golden Triangle be­comes a ver­i­ta­ble cat­walk dur­ing Fashion Week. The 40-minute cab ride from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle will cost you ($ A81), or ($ 360) in the ho­tel’s Mercedes E class limo.

What we like

A slightly be­mused look from concierge staff sug­gests that not many guests take the ho­tel’s com­pli­men­tary red bi­cy­cles out for a spin. Shame be­cause it’s the per­fect way to see Paris.

You also have to love a ho­tel that has won a sec­ond world cham­pi­onship in pas­try mak­ing. In France there are pas­try col­lec­tions for the sea­sons – and here, they are served by the lips­mack­ing me­tre.

What we don’t

Don’t dive into the ho­tel’s de­li­ciously deca­dent Chris­tian Dior In­sti­tute

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