A short walk around the hotel will allow you to discover some interesting perspectives of our wonderful city. And for a start, Le Triangle d’Or (the Golden Triangle) where most of the fashion houses have their flagship stores.
From the George V, just walk across on Rue Pierre-Charron and turn right on Rue François Ier. On both sides of the street and further down, all along Avenue Montaigne are all the most prestigious fashion houses, Christian Dior, Nina Ricci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Elie Saab, Prada, Armani, Valentino, Versace… To follow our promenade, make a left on Avenue Montaigne and walk to the Champs-Elysées. While the Arc de Triomphe will be on your far left, with a perspective that is not to miss, turn right on the large and shady sidewalks towards the Place de la Concorde. Make a right again on Avenue Winston Churchill and continue between the Grand Palais which hosts most of the major exhibitions of Paris, and the Petit Palais (the Museum of Fine Arts of Paris), both built for the Exposition Universelle 1900, with the Dôme of the Invalides in the distance under which rests for ever a famous French Emperor.
Cross the Pont Alexandre III, probably the most magnificent bridge of Paris, another heritage of the “Exposition Universelle 1900”, and enjoy the views towards the Eiffel Tower on your right, the Concorde, the Tuileries and the Louvre to the left. Once on the Left Bank, enjoy a stroll along the Seine on the Quai d’Orsay. Once at the Pont de l’Alma, you may shorten your stroll and walk across the river and find the Avenue George V right in front of you. The hotel is located on the upper left side of the Avenue.
(Duration of the promenade: about 40 minutes)
Or keep going along the river to the Passerelle Debilly and, unless you decide to go on a short river cruise, cross over to the Right Bank and straight to the Rue de la Manuten-tion with its many small gardens. Climb the steps next to the Palais de Tokyo (that hosts the Museum of Modern Arts of Paris) to avenue du President Wilson were a typical food mar-ket takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the morn-ing. These are the flavours of the authentic Parisian life. Across the avenue, walk to the right along Palais Galliera, the Museum of Fashion. Take an immediate left that will lead to Rue Pierre Ier de Serbie and make a right to hit the hotel fur-ther down the street on your left hand side.
(Duration 60 minutes).
Finally, for the bravest or the curious, keep walking on the Left Bank. The Eiffel Tower is just there, past the Museum of Primitive Arts. Take a little time to enjoy our old Iron Lady be-fore crossing the Pont de l’Alma. In this specific case, you may enjoy walking backwards, but in front of you is the Trocadero and the Palais de Chaillot. Leave the river and take the Avenue to the right, uphill, towards the Place d’Iéna where an equestrian statue of Georges Washington stands. From there, the Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie will take you back to the George V.
(duration 90 minutes)