The "Parisian way of life" particularly focused on the pleasure of eating good things together is beautifully illustrated by the district of Paris Madeleine.
All the great houses of Paris are here: Hédiard and Fauchon for the delicatessen, the house of chocolate and its ganaches, pralines and other éclairs and macaroons. She is known for her creations presented every year at the Salon du Chocolat: Louis XVI furniture, chocolate emerald necklace!
Finally, Prunier, the magician of the sea. Go to his caviar bar where you can also taste oysters, prawn clams and clams. We finish with a coffee flavoured with a small jar of Prunier cream. A Red Riding Hood lost at an old sea wolf's house!
The 8th district is historically and culturally very rich. It is home to the Elysée Palace, seat of the presidency of the Republic and official residence of the President of the Republic since 1848.
In this sumptuous district there are many government hotels: the Hôtel Beauvau, headquarters of the Ministry of the Interior since 1861, the Hôtel de Charost, residence of the British ambassador to France.
The US Embassy is next to the Elysée gardens on rue Gabriel. All the alleys, boulevards, streets, talk about historical events. Boulevard Malesherbes sees Marcel Proust wandering towards Rue Tronchet where Chopin composed. Rue des Mathurins, opens its eponymous theatre every evening.
If the CAC 40 (a Paris stock exchange index made up of 40 companies) has a preferred location in Paris, it is undoubtedly in this district near the Gare Saint-Lazare. Dior, SANOFI-AVENTIS and L'Oréal are its musketeers.
The Saint-Lazare district has always attracted the largest companies, employing more than 174,000 people for approximately 36,000 inhabitants (INSEE 2016 figure). Its economy is driven by 65,000 businesses.
The railway station is probably not to blame for this, as it is a central communication hub for national and international freight. It sees 100 million passengers pass through its platforms every year. The number of trains per day is between 1,400 and 1,600 on weekdays.
As we said in the preamble, your Cervantes Hotel in the heart of Paris is the place to stay for business or leisure. Rooms equipped with all the comfort you need welcome you in a hushed silence. The team is remarkably professional.
And very close to the hotel, Paris rolls out the red carpet of its wonders, just for you. Don't wait any longer, book at the Cervantes!