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Summertime in France usually means escaping the city for a season of leisurely holidays in the country or on the coast but for those spending this summer in Paris, it also means long, sunny days and balmy evenings to savour and enjoy the enchanting French capital.
Summer in Paris. Image credit: Alex Harmuth/Unsplash.
As Europe reopens for international travel during this après-Covid summer, Paris beckons with events and attractions galore; after a year of travel restrictions and lockdowns, never has this magical city looked more beguiling.
From enjoying the Bastille Day parade with a vantage view from your private suite balcony to celebrating the Tour de France winners live as they finish the world’s most grueling endurance race from the privacy of your suite or basking with joie de vivre and cocktails during summertime evenings, Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Élysées brings you right to the heart of the action in Paris.
The vrai Parisien refer to Bastille Day as La Fête Nationale or Le Quatorze Juillet. Whichever way you choose to call it, there is no doubt that the 14th of July is celebrated in an epic way in France, and most especially, in its capital.
Musée du Louvre. Image credit: Matthew Deblieux/Unsplash.
Enjoy hassle-free visits to the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay or Château de Versailles as on that day, many Parisian museums and monuments are not only open but admission is also free. Aspiring fashionistas can take advantage of the season’s spectacular summer sales at the Parisian grand magasins, such as Galeries Lafayette Hausmann and Le Bon Marche.
La Fête Nationale military parade begins at the Arc de Triomphe. Image credit: Yiwen/Unsplash.
A unique highlight of your celebrations for the day should undoubtedly include viewing the National Day military parade on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. The parade, which has been held every 14th of July since 1880 (except during the years of World War II), starts at the Arc de Triomphe and ends at the Place de la Concorde.
Capping off your day’s festivities should be the watching of the magnificent La Fête Nationale fireworks in the evening from the Eiffel Tower – complete with a glass of Champagne, of course, for a hearty toast: ‘Vive la France!’.
La Fête Nationale fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. Image credit: Yiwen/Unsplash.
Tour de France
For the Tour de France, inarguably the cycling world’s most important race, the Champs-Élysées stage in Paris is the 21st and final stage. Since 1975, the race’s 1,084 kilometre trek has concluded on the storied street, widely considered the most beautiful in all of Paris: the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. As such, winning this final stage is considered to be very prestigious.
Tour de France peloton. Image credit: Florian Schmet/Unsplash.
This year, the Tour de France pays tribute to Honoré Barthélémy, one of Paris’ native sons, a century after he placed third in the 1921 Tour. Born in the 13th arrondisement, he was the first rider to be christened with the nickname ‘Bulldog’ for his persistence, determination and triumph to finish well in the race, despite numerous crashes and injuries.
Your Parisian Summer Residence: Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Élysées
Stay close to the pulsing heart of the action during La Fête Nationale and the thrilling finish of the Tour de France by selecting a highly coveted, convenient and prestigious Champs-Élysées address: the award-winning Fraser Suites Le Claridge, named France’s Leading Serviced Apartments for the second consecutive year at the 2020 World Travel Awards.
A view of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées from a private suite balcony at Fraser Suites Le Claridge.
VIP Bastille Day
Celebrate La Fête Nationale like a VIP at Fraser Suites Le Claridge. On 13th July, check into your suite with a view of the world’s most beautiful avenue and enjoy your welcome amenities. Avail of fabulous shopping at any of the designer boutiques in the Triangle d’Or.
Shop like a Parisian. Image credit: Laura Chouette/Unsplash.
The next day, wake up to a delicious breakfast served on your suite balcony. Later in the morning, enjoy your exclusive vantage point in viewing the the National Day parade with a glass of Champagne.
For an extra-special celebration, extend your stay for an additional night, so you can party like a VIP on the night of 14th July. Enjoy a splendid dinner prepared by a private Chef in your Suite and watch the spectacular Eiffel Tower fireworks in comfort, to cap off a magnificent La Fête Nationale celebration.
For more on Fraser Suites Claridge’s Bastille Day VIP offer, click here. Terms and conditions apply.
Tour de France Private Viewing Party
On 18th July, check into your exclusive suite at Fraser Suites Le Claridge, where you are perfectly positioned for the thrilling finish of the Tour de France, live on the Champs-Élysées. Invite your family, friends, colleagues or clients to your very own private suite, for an enjoyable afternoon of cocktails and socialising.
Celebrate the epic finale of the Tour de France as the cyclists glide up the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, only at Fraser Suites Le Claridge. Image credit: Bulles de Emotion/Unsplash.
For more on how our team at Fraser Suites Le Claridge can help you to celebrate the exciting conclusion of the Tour de France in grand style, click here.
With the debut of 21 sumptuous new suites designed by award-winning Parisian interior design firm CALQ, which also designed French luxury house Hermès Cité des Métiers creative and prototype hubs, a summer of style and glamour awaits at Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Élysées.
The One-Bedroom Premier Suite at Fraser Suites Le Claridge – Bedroom.
Choose from a range of seven new Suites, 13 One-Bedroom Suites, and one Two-Bedroom Suite Duplex, all exquisitely preserving the bespoke ‘haute couture’ French elegance of the Claridge while showcasing modern conveniences and sleek, contemporary furnishings and fittings.
The One-Bedroom Premier Suite at Fraser Suites Le Claridge – Kitchen.
These new Suite additions complement Fraser Suites Le Claridge’s existing 114 exquisite Suites, featuring Insta-perfect views of either the Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower or Le Claridge patio, with well-appointed accommodation feature complimentary Wi-Fi, well equipped kitchens, luxurious furnishings and amenities, and thoughtfully delineated living, kitchen, dining and bedroom areas, all guaranteed to entice you into lingering in Paris this summer.
The One-Bedroom Executive Suite (Duplex) at Fraser Suites Le Claridge – Living Room.
And why not stay a little while longer? Summertime days were made for leisurely, pleasurable pursuits and with Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Élysées to call home, if ever there was a city made for pleasure all year round but most especially this summer, then it has be Paris.
The Pont Alexandre III over the River Seine. Image credit: Leonard Cotte/Unsplash.
Making travel plans for Paris this summer but unsure of the entry requirements? No need to fret – Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Élysées, Paris has created a simple guide explaining what you need to do so you can enjoy a worry-free, safe and healthy trip. Click here for more!