Few locations capture the beating heart and wonderment of Paris quite as well as Paris’ 16th arrondissement, an area between the Trocadéro and Avenue des Champs-Elysées, where one of the most iconic monuments in the City of Lights lies. The impressive Arc de Triomphe stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, honouring soldiers who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
Much of the 16th arrondissement is considered Old Paris, with charming refurbished historical buildings and quaint bistros, cafes and bakeries, or as it is known to the French, boulangeries. Just a 5-minute stroll down Avenue Kléber, towards the Boissière subway station and Arc de Triomphe, lies the Boulangerie Pâtisserie Coudrier Geffroy known for freshly baked pastries. Start your day here with a warm croissant and a cup of coffee, and enjoy the pastime of long conversation and people watching.
From the Charles de Gaulle Étoile, amble down the Avenue de Champs-Élysée for a shopping experience unlike any other. Rows of high-end stores sit among high street labels – a sight to behold, it is no wonder that the Champs-Élysée shopping strip is world-famous.
Later, immerse yourself in Paris’s rich culture and history. Take a 5-minute stroll down the Avenue Kléber and find yourself in a picturesque 19th-century cityscape with wide boulevards next to the River Seine. Beyond the Trocadéro subway station lies a plethora of museums and landmarks, including the Théâtre National de Chaillot, Musée de la Marine, Trocadéro Gardens and the Eiffel Tower.
After your adventure, return to the La Clef Tour Eiffel Paris to rejuvenate yourself. Set in a 19th-century building designed by architect Ricardo Bofill, La Clef Tour Eiffel Paris is a contemporary embodiment of the Parisian joie de vivre.