Our Bleisure Travel Guide To Paris
A hub of art, culture, design, entertainment, and food, the capital of France is one of the ultimate cities for trips that combine business and leisure. Find out how to make the most of your time in the City of Light with our bleisure travel guide to Paris.
Discover wonderful ways to spend your after work hours in Paris, learn about fantastic evening and night activities, and start planning a business trip that will be emblazoned on your memory for years to come. The ultimate business+leisure trip to this magical city begins at our elegant hotel, Fraser Suites Harmonie La Défense.
How To See Paris On A Business Trip
Located approximately 6km from the city centre, La Défense is one of Paris’ main business districts. As many business travellers find out, this is where most meetings take place. When you stay at Fraser Suites Harmonie La Défense, you won’t be far from clients, the Porte Maillot Congress Centre, or the many attractions that have made Paris one of the world’s most visited cities.
If you have a couple of hours to spare during the day, or your work commitments start late or end early, consider exploring a few of the attractions close to our hotel. Among them are the Cathedrale Sainte Genevieve et Saint Maurice, the Grande Arche de la Défense, and Palais des Congrès at Porte Maillot.
If you enjoy running, take advantage of the two Runnin’ City app routes created especially for our guests. The routes combine a healthy dose of exercise with a bit of sightseeing close to Fraser Suites Harmonie La Défense. It’s a brilliant way to spend some time after work in Paris.
Business breakfasts and working lunches and dinners are common in the city. If you need to schedule meetings with clients or colleagues, consider meeting over a delicious meal in one of the restaurants, bistros, or cafes in the area.
If you have a day or two to spare for leisure, you’ll need to plan your time carefully. The city has superb public transport links, but the sheer number of attractions makes it almost impossible to cram everything into a few hours. Instead, choose a few landmarks and spend a decent amount of time immersing yourself in them.
Enjoying coffee and pastries at a café is a quintessential Parisian experience. Head to Le Marais for a lazy morning or afternoon of café-hopping. If Bohemian Paris appeals to you, spend a few hours wandering the cobbled streets of Montmartre, where the old artistic spirit lives on.
Stroll along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde, explore the Golden Triangle, and spend a few quiet moments in the Tuileries Garden, before crossing the Seine and heading to the Eiffel Tower. End your wanderings through postcard-perfect Paris with a glass of champagne at Bar à Champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
There is a stellar array of evening activities in Paris, so if the only time you can spare for yourself is after work, you’ll still be spoiled for choice. A great way to begin your evening festivities is by enjoying drinks after work at a Paris roof top bar.
The Louvre is open until 9.45pm on Wednesdays and Fridays, so if you’re keen to see some of the world’s most famous masterpieces, you know where to go. Feel like you’re in a movie by strolling along the bank of the Seine. Start near the Île de la Cité, before crossing Pont Neuf to explore the island itself. You can see the exterior of Notre Dame cathedral, the symbolic centre of Paris known as the Parvis, and, if you’re there before 5pm, the exquisite stained-glass windows of Sainte-Chapelle.
Paris is synonymous with cabaret shows, so if you’re in the mood for a truly memorable production, head to Crazy Horse Paris or the famous Moulin Rouge. Alternatively, make your way to Opera Garnier and see an opera.
See the sights lining the banks of the Seine from a completely different vantage point by going on an evening cruise on the river. In addition to basic sightseeing cruises, you also have the options of champagne and dinner cruises. Make sure you book in advance for popular night activities in Paris.
An Extended Bleisure Stay In Paris
If you need to book a long stay for bleisure in Paris, that’s not a problem. Fraser Suites Harmonie La Défense offers excellent rates on stays of 28 days or more. If you stay for longer than 30 days, we’ll include a free transfer from the airport or station of your choice.
Our spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes are perfect for long stays. You’ll feel right at home in our hotel. And, if you bring your family along with you for the duration of your stay or just for a weekend visit, they will too.
Your Home From Home
You’ll find various facilities to make your stay at Fraser Suites Harmonie La Défense more comfortable and enjoyable. We have a fully equipped gym, and a breakfast room in which you can enjoy a delicious start to the day.
Our business corner and meeting facilities are perfect for getting work done and hosting meetings without leaving the hotel. You can wind down after a long day of work in our lobby bar. Last but not least, our hotel is pet-friendly, so you can bring your beloved animal with you when you stay with us.
Contact us to start planning your stay at Fraser Suites Harmonie La Défense.