Spring In Paris: Pont Alexandre III, Hotel San Regis & The Eurostar Business Premier Lounge

Here we are, the third and final post of my wonderful trip to France with Small Luxury Hotels Of The World. We departed our gorgeous home away from home; Château La Chenèviere and on our return to Paris we were greeted with blue skies and warm weather!

With a pretty relaxed day ahead of us and quite ahead of schedule, we dropped our bags off at the first location so we could have a little wander before having a tour of Hotel San Regis. The surrounding area is absolutely stunning, with the hotel tucked away on a peaceful side street in the heart of Paris, whichever way we turned would be dreamy! We decided to take a short walk to one of the most ornate, extravagant bridges in the city (and a bloggers paradise) The Pont Alexandre III – we even saw a bridal shoot! It connects the Champs-Élysées quarter with those of the Invalides and Eiffel Tower (which provides an ideal backdrop to the bridge) – making it such a perfect location to explore if you have more time!

After taking some snaps and strolling along the Seine, it was time for a tour of the sixth and final hotel we would be visiting off of Small Luxury Hotel’s portfolio in Paris; Hotel San Regis.

Hotel San Regis is a mid-19th century mansion house that sits between the Champs-Élysées and Avenue Montaigne; steps away from all the tourist favourites as well as Michelin-starred restaurants, though, with the hotels intimate glass-roofed gourmet restaurant, why would you eat anywhere else? Basically, you’ll have everything you need.

Each room is individually designed by Pierre-Yves Rocho, featuring unique antiques and touches of classic Parisian style and elegance. If you’re looking for that extra ‘wow’, you’ll want to stay in a deluxe junior suite – boasting magnificent Eiffel Tower views from your own balcony – it was truly amazing!

As lunch time approached, we took the beautiful staircase to the restaurant; nestled under a glass roof and decorated to feel like a Winter garden, Les Confidences du San Regis provided such a cosy dining experience. Serving classic and French cuisine; I have to say this was one of my favourite meals during our trip – being quite a ‘play safe’ eater, there were options on the menu for all tastes. The presentation was wonderful, the setting – stunning, and the food? Amazing. If I were to stay here, I doubt I’d venture off to eat anywhere else!

As our amazing French adventure with SLH drew to a close, we jumped in a taxi and drove to Gare Du Nord – ready to spend a few hours relaxing in the new luxurious Eurostar Business Premier Lounge – to say I was excited would be an understatement!

With a swift check-in and a glass-lift ride upstairs; we entered the lounge – a little haven of a waiting area! Taking inspiration from a chic Parisian apartment, it’s light, bright and airy, with lots of original 19th-century features, and has everything from an elegant cocktail bar and an array of foods, to comfy nooks for peace and quiet to have a flick through of French Vogue (obv), and work spaces with wireless charging. Eurostar have worked with Raymond Blanc to create a delicious menu of hot and cold treats to suit all times of day – as well as the choice of any drinks you can think of (there was even a strawberry milkshake option on the coffee machine!)

It was the perfect place to wind down and prepare for our journey back to London – it’s definitely worth it!

What an absolutely incredible trip – make sure you’ve seen my vlog and caught up with the first two posts here and here. Huge thank you to Small Luxury Hotels Of The World for taking me along, as well as assisting in fab new friendships! I can’t wait for my next adventure!


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