Paris is known for many things: awe-inspiring architecture, mouth-watering patisseries, incredible landmarks, and, of course, being the "City of Love."
You don't, however, necessarily associate Paris with relaxation and rest. Instead, it tends to go hand-in-hand with the exciting hustle and bustle of a capital city. But why not combine the two?
Matching the beauty of the city with all the tools required to kick back and relax is the perfect combination, as far as we're concerned. And for that reason, we've rounded up five of the best Paris hotels with swimming pools.
If you're keen on capturing all the romance Paris has to offer in your hotel, too, then look no further than the . Situated in a location that gives it unrivalled views of both the Eiffel Tower and the serenity of the Seine, this is certainly one for a special occasion. And when you need to escape from the bustle of Paris, the 5-star hotel's swimming pool in all its classic French architectural glory awaits you patiently. And if you're visiting Paris in the summer, you'll also be keen to make the most of the plant-lined private open-air terrace next to the 15 meter pool. Aaand… relax.
This gorgeous hotel is racked with fascinating theater and history. Being situated just next to Opéra Comique, it's inspired by Charles-Simon Favart, the director of the Comic Opera who shared a romantic love story with a beautiful young actress named Mademoiselle Chantilly in the city during the 18th century. It's for that reason you'll feel like you've stepped back in time when you enter the wonderfully chic Maison Favart. But the wow factor really hits when you head down to the Relaxation Bath in the basement, where you can undergo soothing light therapy while bathing in the Turkish bath. Bliss.
What more could you want out of a hotel for a short break in Paris than fun, magic and a spot of relaxation on the side? Well, it's a good job caters for it all. The Victorian-style building is located at the entrance of the park itself, and even offers guests the chance to stay in the park for a couple of bonus hours. Now if that doesn't make you feel special, we're not sure what will. But once you and your friends are tired out from a day at Disney, don't forget to be tempted into the inviting arms of the hotel's soothing indoor heated pool. Just the haven you deserve after all that fun.
is another one steeped in Paris' captivating history. Having been built with the decadence of the 18th century, the hotel has seen many facelifts, each one making sure to maintain its original essence. But with a list as long as your arm of familiar faces (including Oscar Wilde, Frank Sinatra, and Elizabeth Taylor) having been fans, we can assure you it's a special place. And making it that teensy bit more special is the Hammam plunge pool hidden away on the lower ground floor; a serene environment where guests can collect their thoughts before or after another day exploring the big city.
As if the concept of a luxurious, heated swimming pool wasn't swish enough for you, how about an indoor swimming pool on a rooftop? is the only hotel in France's capital to boast such an asset, and we can see why it's such a desirable place to stay. Go for a dip as you look out through the glass at the city's awe-inspiring skyline including the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and le Sacré-Coeur. Six floors up, it certainly won't disappoint. Oh, and in case you wanted verification that this really is a special place to stay, it counts David Beckham as one of its customers. So yes, this is one to save for a special occasion.