Bag the best balcony – France

Bag the best balcony – France

Flinging open French doors to step out onto your own terrace is the best of both worlds: part of the action, but still cosily alone

Bagging a balcony in Paris doesn't come cheap: an Eiffel view at the gorgeous Hôtel Plaza Athénée (www.plaza-athenee-paris.com) will set you back upwards of €850. Don't want to splurge the whole budget on the room? Steve Fallon, author of Lonely Planet's Paris guide, has five more manageable suggestions…

"To feel truly on top of the world, try the stylish Terrass Hôtel (www.terrass-hotel.com; from €195). Several rooms have views of the Eiffel Tower and Panthéon; room 802 also has a private terrace.

"The 17th century Hôtel St-Louis (www.saintlouisenlisle.com; from €149), steps from the city's most romantic spot, has rooms with beams and balconies, including No 52, at the top.

"One of the grandest hotels in the Latin Quarter, the Hôtel St-Jacques (www.hotel-saintjacques.com; from €118) has trompe l'oeil ceilings, rococo furnishings and balconies overlooking the Panthéon.

"The Hôtel Minerve (www.parishotelminerve.com; from €129) has ten rooms with small balconies, eight overlooking Notre Dame Cathedral, two with swooningly romantic courtyards.

"The Hôtel Bonséjour Montmartre (www.hotel-bonsejour-montmartre.fr; from €69) is simple but comfy. Some rooms (eg 14, 23, 33, 43, 53) have little balconies, and at least one (55) offers a glimpse of the Basilica Sacré Coeur."

TOP TIP

If you can't blag your own balcony, borrow one. Head to The 7th bar, on the rooftop of the Terrass Hotel in Montmartre, and you can watch the sunset over Paris with a glass of Dom Pérignon in hand (www.terrass-hotel.com). 

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