Hotels in Paris for the 2009 Tour de France Grand Finale

- Melissa Mewdell,

If you’re a Tour de France junkie, you won’t want to miss stage 21 of the 2009 Tour de France: the Grand Finale. This year, you’ll see a tight race between some of the Tour de France’s greats, so be sure to stay in a hotel close to the Champs-Elysees, the world’s most beautiful avenue, on Sunday, July 26, 2009.

Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris:

A gorgeous, modern hotel, Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris radiates charm that appeals to both Parisians and international guests.

You can’t get a better location in Paris for the Tour de France than this gorgeous luxury hotel!

Right between the Avenue des Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower, guests find themselves at the crossroads of fashion, entertainment and business – and at the race’s finish line!

The lobby here was redecorated recently and has a warm and aristocratic feel. You’ll love the classic French style of this hotel, with a touch of Art Deco mixed in.

Kiwi Collection’s CEO, Erik Haugen, recently stayed at this hotel. Read Erik’s review of Hotel Plaza Athenee right here on the Jetsetter.

Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere Paris:

Right at the intersection of the Champs-Elysees and Avenue George V, Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere Paris is another great hotel to stay at if you want to attend this year’s Tour de France! Perfect for foodies, a romantic trip, sightseeing and shopping, Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere Paris has it all.

This hotel is basically a 21st century French Palace, tailored to meet the tastes and needs of international guests looking for something new and distinctive. Our favorite part of this hotel, aside from the intimate rooms and extravagant suites, is the interior garden.

In fact, this hotel was constructed around the garden, which makes it a refreshing retreat in such an urban setting.

The Westin Paris:

A quick walk to the Avenue des Champs-Elysees, The Westin Paris is in a perfect location for a weekend getaway of which observing the Tour de France 2009 is a part.

From this hotel, you’ll get exciting views of the Eifel Tower and the Tuileries Gardens.

It’s an ideal location for avid site seers because you are moments away from the Louvre Museum, the Place Vendome, Place de la Concorde and the boutiques of Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore.

The guest rooms have all been newly refurbished and include a traditional Parisian charm intermixed with a contemporary design. This hotel in Paris has 80 suites, featuring separate living rooms and master bedrooms, which are perfect for rest and relaxation.

If you find yourself at loose ends at any part of your stay, you can partake in a chocolate tasting, flower arranging demonstrations or a makeover at the hotel. What a weekend in Paris!

Hotel Keppler:

Steps from the Champs Elysees, Hotel Keppler is a luxury boutique hotel in Paris. Perfect for luxury travelers who want an intimate, traditional environment close to the grand finale of the 2009 Tour de France, you won’t find a better hotel than this!

You’ll love the warm sense of intimacy in this 39 room hotel. All of the rooms and suites are works of art, designed by Pierre Yves Rochon (one of the best interior designers in the world). To be honest, the top floor feels more like a private penthouse apartment than a hotel suite.

Guests who book this hotel through Kiwi Collection can benefit from our special relationship. Ask for the Kiwi Rate and get a welcome drink for two, complimentary breakfast, complimentary internet access and late check-out.

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