How To Live Like A Celeb At Paris Fashion Week On A Budget

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Are you heading to Paris Fashion Week (Feb 28, 2018 – March 6, 2018) with dreams of exploring the city like a celeb, but on a budget? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! We’ve taken a look at some of Paris’ most exclusive and glamorous hotels and found you some great alternatives without the intimidating price tag. Here are our top picks, from the most glamorous hotels through to the top cheap hotels, so you can do Paris Fashion Week on a budget:

1. Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière versus Hôtel du Champ de Mars

Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris
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Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière is known as the most exclusive hotel in Paris. The five-star hotel is located on the corner of the Champs-Elysees. It features a spa, sauna and swimming pool and celebrities can often be found among the guests. The hotel has an incredible interior and the rooms have been individually decorated by famous designers. If you’re up for spending the cash, you can book a room at the Hotel Fouquet Barriere from $1094 a night.

Hôtel du Champ de Mars Paris
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Meanwhile, if you want something with an equally excellent location, but on a budget, look no further than the Hôtel du Champ de Mars. The hotel is located just 800 meters from the Eiffel Tower, meaning you are in Paris’ most exclusive location, without having to pay the hefty price. The hotel has 25 rooms that are decorated in a homely style, with a blue and yellow floral trend. If you can, try to book a room with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Guest loves the hotel’s delicious breakfast of fresh croissants and juice. Book a room at the Hotel Champ de Mars from $110 a night.

2. Hotel Plaza Athenee versus La Manufacture

Hotel Plaza Athenee paris
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The Hotel Plaza Athenee is a prestigious hotel that is located on the Avenue Montaigne. It’s known as one of the most fashionable places to stay in Paris and is located right by some of the top haute couture shops, including Armani and Louis Vuitton. It features a palatial interior, with a mosaic marble floor, grand pillars and silver touches. The five-star hotel was used as a filming location in the final episode of Sex and the City, and since then, the show’s star Sarah Jessica Parker has been spotted staying at the hotel. The hotel comes complete with an exquisite restaurant and spa. Live like a celeb and book the Hotel Plaza Athenee from $1118 a night.

Hôtel La Manufacture paris
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La Manufacture is a hotel with an equally chic decor, but for a third of the price. It’s a charming, 3-star boutique hotel that features a modern design with artwork by famous artist Alberto Conti. The hotel is located in the 13th arrondissement, with easy access to three different Metro lines. It’s right by Paris’ trendy Latin Quarter, which is known for its great nightlife. Guests love the hotel’s comfy beds and breakfast. Book a room at the La Manufacture from $297 a night.

3. Le Bristol versus Hôtel des Grandes Ecoles

Hotel Le Bristol Paris
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The Le Bristol hotel is more than a five-star hotel, it’s one of the few hotels in the city that has been awarded ‘Palace’ status, which is an acknowledgment that the hotel is beyond a five-star rating. The hotel comes complete with a Michelin-starred restaurant, a rooftop pool, with views of the Eiffel Tower and a traditional French Garden, where you can relax with a cup of coffee. The elegant rooms are spacious and feature Louis XV or Louis XVI style furniture, making it feel like you’ve taken a step back into the past. Celebrities and politicians are known to have stayed at the hotel and it’s one of the top places to stay during fashion week. Book a room at Le Bristol from $1166 a night.

Hôtel des Grandes Ecoles Paris
Photo by Hôtel des Grandes Ecoles

The Hotel des Grandes Ecoles is a family run affair and a great place to stay if you are looking for a budget option in pricey Paris. The hotel is set in a former manor building that has since been painted a light, dusky pink, with green windows and shutters. The hotel opened in 1927 and is frozen in time, as the rooms have no television or air conditioning, making it a perfect place to unwind with a good, old-fashioned book. Just like Le Bristol hotel, the Hotel des Grandes Ecoles also features a beautiful garden, which is one of the guests’ highlights of their stay at the property. Book a room at the Hôtel des Grandes Ecoles from $122 a night.

If you’re looking for something different, we have every type of accommodation available for you. Check out all places to stay in Paris.

Carmela is a Journalist from London. She quit the rainy UK and moved to Medellin, Colombia, where she is a Content Writer for

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