All you need to know about Paris

Famous for its skyline of distinctive apartment buildings, Paris serviced apartments are not only numerous, but are readily available and perfectly outfitted for the business traveller. We at SilverDoor Apartments provide the best luxury serviced apartments in Paris, and ensure that our selected properties offer the space, functionality and additional services a corporate stay in the French capital calls for. 

Our range of corporate apartments in Paris is unsurpassed, making SilverDoor Apartments the best and most reliable corporate booking agency in the market. We have an expert team on call, ready to assist you with your enquiry and ensure you find the serviced apartment which caters exactly to the needs of you and your colleagues. Not only do we understand apartments, we also have a comprehensive understanding of business and corporate travel – so to make sure your next business trip is a success, book your stay with SilverDoor. 

Why choose a SilverDoor Paris apartment? 

Booking a serviced apartment in Paris with us offers a range of benefits which other providers and hotels simply can’t equal. As specialists in the corporate travel industry, we are backed by years of experience, hundreds of hard earned and well deserved reviews and outstanding client and partner relationships. As such we are positioned to be the strongest in the market. For quality residences and a business relationship which will last for years to come, SilverDoor Apartments cannot be beaten. 

With detailed knowledge about all of our apartments and locations – on both a corporate basis and in terms of recommended leisure attractions and venues – our excellent staff members are on hand to talk through and accommodate your needs. In fact, our expert team is our most valued asset. Below are just some of the reasons why our team members make booking a serviced apartment with us such a positive experience.  

  • Our excellent partner relationships mean we have unlimited access to property information and can contact our partners directly to make special arrangements if you require them by contacting our partners directly. Furthermore, we encourage our team members to stay in our properties and provide detailed insights which we can then use to better inform our clients. 
  • We pride ourselves on our top rate customer service and as such train our staff to be the best in the business. Personable, friendly, professional and eager to help – our team members are genuinely passionate about our brand and our legacy. We assign a specialist account handler to each client, meaning you can rest assured that your booking is always in the hands of someone who knows your requirements and preferences to a tee. 
  • When you are ready to book your luxury serviced apartment in Paris, pick up the phone to speak with a member of staff who can talk you through our available properties. Alternatively, explore our options online and see for yourself the impressive selection of Paris aparthotels we have to offer.  

What is a serviced apartment? 

Free from the constraints of a hotel, but with all the benefits of the most desirable and beneficial hotel services, a corporate Paris serviced apartment is the preferable accommodation option for your business stay in the city. Simply put, serviced apartments do not only offer luxurious and stylish surroundings, they also make life easier as they are designed for convenience and flexibility. Below are just some of the reasons why serviced apartments are ideal for business travellers:

  • The privacy afforded by a serviced apartment far exceeds that of a hotel room. With an entire living area to yourself, you are free to live undisturbed by the busy goings on of a hotel corridor. A fully fitted kitchen and sitting room means you always have the option of eating in – or even entertaining colleagues and clients – and aren’t tied to finding venues around Paris each evening. In addition, you can schedule your house keeping service to suit you, meaning you can ensure the time you spend in your apartment is free from intrusions. 
  • Most serviced apartment buildings come with extra services as standard, including: a concierge service, parking, a fitness centre, restaurants and bars, a swimming pool, conference rooms and more. All of these services are available to you as a privileged client – it is simply up to you whether you want to take advantage of them or not. With SilverDoor Apartments there is no expectation or pressure – you can relax and do whatever suits you. 
  • As well as luxury and convenience, serviced apartments offer incredible value. Compared with hotel rooms offering similar features, serviced apartments always offer a superior financial incentive. This is especially true of long term stays, as beyond a certain threshold the nightly cost of a serviced apartment decreases – perfect for employees waiting to be relocated in Paris.   

What do I need to know about staying in Paris? 

Paris has a population of 2.1 million within the city limits, making it the fifth most populated city in the EU. Although a smaller comparative population than London, Paris is a vibrant and thriving city with a strong economy integral to France and the EU as a whole. 

Transport

There are a number of ways to arrive in Paris – with the Eurostar trains routed directly to Gare du Nord station from London, and the Paris airport within easy reach of the city by train, taxi or bus. Within the city itself the Metro is perhaps the most reliable form of public transport and operates in a similar way to the London Underground. Paris also has four tramway lines for above ground travel, as well as a dependable bus service, which even operates at night until 5:30am. 

Parisian Cuisine 

Paris is known for staple French fresh foods, such as locally baked baguettes and pastries. You can find quality bakeries on most Paris streets, whereas the more cosmopolitan areas such as Bastille and Montmartre are teeming with cafés and restaurants. On a typical summer’s day in Paris you can expect to find its streets filled with café goers sitting in the sun drinking coffee or wine and eating delicious crepes made to order. These cafés make ideal locations for informal business meetings and client catch-ups. 

Weather 

Predominantly influenced by Atlantic Ocean weather currents, Paris can be cold and snowy in winter months, but is pleasantly warm throughout the summer. Spring, however, is notoriously drizzly and so business trips during this season ought to be provisioned with waterproofs and umbrellas.  

History

A former Celtic fishing settlement, Paris has undergone multiple transformations throughout its illustrious history. The city is perhaps best known for its heritage of revolution and the many uprisings which have sprung up within its walls and brought about national change. Famously, the citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille in 1789 which led to the creation of the first national Constitution. This partiality to protesting actually informed the city’s design, with its wide, straight streets built purposely to make rioting and building barricades more difficult for its citizens. 

What else is Paris known for? 

In many ways Paris, although very much ensconced in its own unique culture, has been at the forefront of cultural and social development in the Western world throughout the ages. As one of the first European cities to implement gas street lighting, as well as being a pivotal place of influence and ideas during the Enlightenment, Paris is rarely occluded from contemporary discussions. Indeed, Paris was very much an inspiration to American revolutionaries who successfully overthrew English governance. 

Economic capital

The Greater Paris Region (or Le Grand Paris) is celebrated for being the number one economy in Europe. In fact, the region accounts for approximately 5% of European GDP. It is no surprise, therefore, to see more businesses interacting with the city and its many established world class businesses. There are currently around 13,000 foreign companies with offices and headquarters in the region, accounting for half a million jobs. 

Architectural landmarks

Often overlooked in favour of major landmarks such as the Eiffel tower and the Arc de Triomphe, the recurring architecture of Paris’ streets is perhaps its most fascinating feature. In the mid nineteenth century Emperor Napolean III ordered urban planner Georges-Eugène Haussmann to renovate the city. The appearance of many building fronts, squares and avenues is almost entirely due to Haussmann’s revolutionary renovation that shaped Paris into the distinct cityscape we know today.

For more information and advice about visiting Paris, read our Paris city guide.