The Magnificent 8th arrondissement of Paris
Paris’ 8th arrondissement is a powerful emblem of French luxury. This area reveals its many facets to the world on many occasions with its very famous avenues, monuments and the unmissable Elysée Palace.
When thinking of Paris, it might be the first area you’d want to visit. Whether you are a tourist who wants to take pictures in the Avenue des Champs-Elysées ; a shopaholic who dreams of going to the Avenue Montaigne ; a politician meeting up with the French President or a bourgeois who wants to get a taste of Paris’ luxurious hospitality, you’ve come to the right place.
The Avenue Montaigne definitely turns heads with its beautiful shops’ facades and famous brands. Along with the Avenue des Champs-Elysées and George V, it represents the «triangle d’or» (the gold triangle). If you love Versace, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Dior and the jet set’s fashion lifestyle, you just need to follow the triangle to be surrounded by glamor and sparkles.
The fun doesn’t stop there, in the Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Chanel, Lanvin, Dolce and Gabbana adorn the street where is located the Elysées Palace.
It is pretty common to see celebrities or members of the upper class wandering in these avenues and streets or even fashion bloggers looking for the perfect spots to organize a photo shoot day as each little corner has its own dramatic touch.
Speaking of ideal photo spots, how to miss the stunning scenery of Paris’ 8th arrondissement? Even international movie directors will tell you that the four majestic bridges located in this district are worth the travel.
The Pont Alexandre III connecting the 8th to the 7th arrondissement of Paris, is classified as a historical monument. Dozens video clips and movies were shot there, such as the brilliant “Midnight in Paris” by Woody Allen. Its beautiful Fames, Nymphs and gold decoration draw the world’s attention, making it an emblematic spot of Paris.
The Pont de l’Alma was built to commemorate the Battle of Alma. Nowadays, it also attracts people from all around the world, who want to leave some flowers at the Flame of Liberty to pay tribute to Lady Di, Princess of Wales.
The Pont de la Concorde which connects the Quai d’Orsay with Place de la Concorde, is a historical monument. This beautiful stone bridge was built in 1787 is not only a symbol of French history but also one of its most famous neoclassical piece.
The Pont des Invalides is ideally located and offers a magnificent view of its surroundings. Moreover its many statues and sculptures always enchant the eyes of tourists and History lovers.
Paris’ 8th arrondissement offers such a luxurious lifestyle that it’s the perfect area to get a taste of the Parisian bourgeoisie’s love for magnificent accommodation.
Lodgis, real estate agency which specializes in furnished rentals in Paris knows it and offers a huge range of accommodation such as studio, several bedrooms’ apartments, duplexes, triplexes and lofts in the luxurious 8th arrondissement of Paris.
To get a taste of it, don’t hesitate to check out our range of furnished rentals on our website.
Among the Parisian restaurants receiving the highest number of stars appears names such as Épicure, Le Cinq and Ledoyen and guess what’s the common point between those three? They are all located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.
Rewarded with three stars, each of them represent the excellence of French cuisine in Paris. This is why, foodies gather there to enjoy sophisticated and creative meals. For those who would like to give it a try, we’ve listed the addresses below, just for you:
- Épicure: 112 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, 75008 Paris;
- Le Cinq: 31 avenue George V, 75008 Paris;
- Ledoyen: 8 avenue Dutuit (carré Champs-Elysées), 75008 Paris.
Lodgis wishes you a wonderful moment in Paris’ 8th arrondissement!