Paris is one of the most expensive European cities to visit, and rightfully so. The city has retained its’ spot as one of the most visited capitals with about 45 million visitors, 3800 historical monuments and scenic, breath-taking views that makes it worthy of any money spent.
For an unforgettable experience, fly into Paris in style, stay at a luxury hotel, enjoy delicious meals at dozens of Michelin-restaurants surrounding the city and shop at elite fashion labels like Yves Saint-Lauren, Louis Vuitton and Dior.
Top 7 Luxury Experiences in the City of Lights
Fly into Paris with Air France La Premiere
Your stress-free trip starts aboard one the finest travelling experiences on a commercial airline. The cabin offers direct access to the aisle with gently curved seats and sufficient storage space for your belongings. The food on board is easily the best you’ll ever have with incredible cuisines from Joel Rubochon, the chef with the most Michelin stars, celebrity chef Guy Martin and Jacques Le Divellec.
When you arrive at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, a staff leads you to a check-in lounger where you can relax as your luggage is examined. Next, you’re personally escorted through immigration to La Premiere Lounge. A first-class lounge that offers everything from work areas, fine dining, relaxation spots, contemporary bar, body massages and facials.
Stay at the Shangri-La Hotel
When staying in Paris you need a hotel room with panoramic views of the Eiffel Tower and River Seine. Experts and guests alike agree that the Shangri-La Hotel is the best luxury hotel in Paris. The five-star hotel, located in the heart of the city is within walking distance to some of the best attractions such as Galeries Lafayette, Arc de Triomphe and Palais de Chaillot.
The rooms are elegantly decorated with amenities like marble bathroom, rainfall showers, heated floor, oversized windows and silk-threated wallpapers. For a romantic fine dining experience, explore rich cuisines incorporating a wide range of exotic flavours at any of the two Michelin rated restaurants, Shang Palace and L’Abeille.
Get a front-row seat to the Opera National de Paris
The elegance, design and splendour of the Parisian Opera is unrivalled in the world. Visit Champs Elysees to dress right for the occasion, book a private limousine to drive you to the venue and live every moment of this beautiful display of French culture.
Buy Expensive Artwork at Sotheby’s
France is known for producing some of the greatest artist and housing magnificent work like the Mona Lisa and the Wedding at Cana. For centuries, art lovers and artists alike have travelled to the beautiful city of love to view ancient artwork maintained in top conditions and draw inspiration to produce great works. Artists like Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse used Paris as their muse.
If you’re looking to invest in art, The Sotheby holds auctions where expensive paintings are sold with sales totalling 30 million Euros in a single year. Prices were higher for paintings by Pierre Sougales, Yves Klein and Jean Dubuffet.
Explore the River Seine
Paris comes alive at night and there is no better place to be than a night cruise on the River Seine. A driver picks you up at your hotel and takes you to the point of take-off. The sightseeing includes views of the Pantheon, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Pont Neuf and Place de la Concorde, among other iconic spots. You’ll be served authentic Parisian dinner with champagne on board.
Have Dinner on the Eiffel Tower
If there is one thing you’ll never complain about in Paris, it’s a shortage of expensive dining and places to spend money. Take your spouse to experience the Eiffel Tower, an activity on the list of everyone to the city. The 58 Tour Eiffel Hotel, located on the first floor of the famed tower, offers awe-inspiring views of the city, illuminated by city lights and vibrant movement.
Buy the best French Perfumes
One of the few places in the world with an in-house master perfumer, the Parfums Caron is the best location to create your own luxurious scent. The parfums, which start at 115 Euros are so exclusive, most millionaires stop by on every visit for an extravagant bottle of perfume.
Paris is a city of romance and a hotbed of tourists all year round. The rich and powerful who visit aren’t lining up at queues or using the 7-day passes to view attractions so why should you? The beauty charm of Paris is unparalleled and it caters to every expensive need you could ever have. Travel in style, stay at 5-star hotels, hire a town car to get around and purchase VIP tickets to every event. The experience will always be worth it in Paris.