Where Do Celebrities Stay in Paris?

Have you ever wondered where stars like the Kardashians, Beyonce, & even European royalty stay while they’re in Paris?  Hint: they all tend to stay in the same general area, concentrated around spots like the Champs-Elysees & the world-famous Louvre.  But if you’re looking for specifics, that’s what we’ll delve into in this article:Where Do Celebrities Stay in Paris?”

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Find out where Beyonce & Jay-Z stay when they’re in Paris….Photo courtesy of Capital FM.

Map of Famous Paris Hotels

If you want to celebrity-spot in Paris: stick to the Right Bank (north side of the River Seine).  Fashionable hotels such as the Hotel Plaza Athenee & Shangri-La Paris are all located on this side of the river….

Shangri-La Paris

Hotel Plaza Athenee

The Ritz Paris

Hotel de Crillon

Le Meurice

Four Seasons Hotel George V

Overview of Famous Paris Hotels

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Welcome to the “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” in Paris…at the Four Season Hotel George V. Photo courtesy of Forbes Magazine.

  1. Four Seasons Hotel George V = Located Between Arc de Triomphe & Champs-Elysees.  Hugh Hefner brought his “Girls Next Door” here: Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, & Kendra Wilkinson (which is discussed on their podcast, “Girls Next Level“)!  Elizabeth Taylor honeymooned here (granted, the union with Nicky Hilton only lasted 8 months), & the Beatles famously wrote a song in one of their suites.  Gwyneth Paltrow & the Kardashians appreciate their “Flowers, Food, & Facials“….the five-star spa is a place to be pampered.  Charlie Chaplin & Penelope Cruz have also rested their heads at the long-famous George V.
  2. The Ritz Paris = Walkable to Tuilerie Gardens & Musee de L’Orangerie.  Founded in 1898, the Ritz has some serious history: Coco Chanel lived in the hotel for over a decade ~ you can stay in the suite named for her.  Ernest Hemingway was also a frequent guest; their lounge bar is named after him.  F. Scott Fitzgerald & King Edward VII have also called the Ritz home.  And sadly, it was the last hotel Princess Diana ever visited, with Dodi Fayed: they dined here right before their tragic car crash ~ as is shown on the final season of “The Crown.”  In spite of this sad history, The Ritz’s location is still one of the best in town, & great for visitors on a honeymoon or romantic getaway…
  3. Hotel de Crillon = Set on the Most Beautiful Square in the World: Place de Concorde.  Madonna & Woodrow Wilson have stayed here (odd bedfellows, if you ask me), as have Teddy Roosevelt & Taylor Swift.  Edith Piaf, the legendary “La Vie en Rose” singer, as well as Hollywood heavyweight Alfred Hitchcock have both stayed here, as has rocker Mick Jagger.  It’s situated between the Tuilerie Gardens & the Champs-Elysees: which means you can walk just about anywhere from here.
  4. Le Meurice = A Favorite with the Fashion Crowd & Young Hollywood.  This is a favorite of European royalty (good enough for Queen Victoria) ~ so you may meet a Prince or Princess here.  But it’s also a favorite with old-school Hollywood royalty, like Elizabeth Taylor & Orson Welles. Beyonce & Jay-Z conceived one of their children here *allegedly*, while Justin Bieber was kicked out during his stay!  Kristen Stewart, Kim Kardashian, & fashion moguls like Anna Wintour & Kate Moss have all slumbered here…& Let Meurice also feautured prominently in Season 3 of “Emily in Paris.”
  5. The Shangri-La Hotel Paris = Quite Possibly Beyonce’s Favorite Paris Hotel ~ & OH-So-Close to the Eiffel Tower!  Legendary burlesque star Dita Von Teese posed for romantic photos in their lush gardens, while Beyonce & Jay-Z have enthusiastically showed off their stays here ~ with iconic views of the Eiffel Tower from their balcony.  If you look at the map above, you’ll see that Shangri-La Paris is the absolute closest hotel to the Eiffel Tower: your photos will look like it’s right in your back yard….
  6. Hotel Plaza Athenee = Gorgeously Situated on the Champs-Elysees.  If this hotel looks familiar: it’s where Carrie Bradshaw & Mr. Big (aka Sarah Jessica Parker & Chris Noth) reunited once & for all in the finale of “Sex & the City.” Other famous celebrity guests include Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the elusive Marlene Dietrich, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Nicole Richie, Natalie Portman….& Mariah Carey renewed her vows here with Nick Cannon (though that didn’t turn out so well).  It’s just steps from the Champs-Elysees & the Seine….

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Carrie Bradshaw stayed at the Hotel Plaza Athenee during the final episodes of “Sex & the City.” Photo by HBO.

“I wrote about how EXCELLENT this property was 6 years ago. It’s as FABULOUS as ever! Just finished a week there, & rooms, food, people, service was superb. If you’re looking for a great luxury hotel in Paris ~ [Plaza Athenee] is hard to beat.”


– William, from Aspen, Colorado

Check rates at Hotel Plaza Athenee here.

Photos of Famous Paris Hotels

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The Ritz Paris.

“Exquisite experience in a glorious ultra-Parisian setting at The Ritz Paris. Could not have been more wonderful. Staff were exceptional & the hotel lush. Renovated to perfection. Perfect location. Truly memorable!!”


– Janet C.

Check rates at Coco Chanel’s choice: The Ritz Paris.

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Hotel de Crillon.

“I felt completely spoiled [at the Crillon], & whether you’re coming for a special occasion or business: you always leave feeling like this. Nothing is too much effort. Everything was spectacular ~ from their drivers to bar staff. I’m already looking forward to next time. Thank you!”


– A Client from London

Check rates at Hotel de Crillon here.

Photos of Le Meurice & Shangri-La

Find out which scene in Season 3 of “Emily in Paris” was filmed in Le Meurice’s famous restaurant, pictured below….

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The restaurant at Le Meurice.

Le Meurice’s location can’t be beat: we had a marvelous room on the top floor with balconies overlooking the Tuileries. What impressed me most was the superlative service, especially housekeeping! Amazing view, luxurious room, & unparalleled attention to guests: I was incredibly impressed with this hotel.
– Kristi C.
Check rates at Le Meurice.

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The Shangri-La Paris is one of Beyonce’s favorite hotels in the city.

Have you ever stayed somewhere & said to yourself, ‘There’s no way I’ll stay anywhere else?’ We’ve found that hotel! What a great experience! From check-in to checkout, it was a tremendous stay. The attention to detail their staff has is the best of the best.
We were greeted & acknowledged by every staff member we passed, doors opened & [we were] greeted with a warm smile. Treated as if we were staying in the penthouse! Overall, an AMAZING hotel.
– Michael P.
Check rates at Beyonce’s favorite, & my top choice: the Shangri-La Paris.

Where Do Celebrities Stay in Paris?

That’s all for great Paris hotels where you’re likely to run into a celebrity or two!  To get inspired for your trip to France, check out these 15 iconic French films

xoxo Noelia

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