Paris, je t’aime!

Courtesy of the Banke Hotel, Paris

Paris - the quintessential city for style, romance and glamour. Apart from the famous tourist points, there are some magnificent restaurants, splendid cafes and clubs in the city that are worth paying a visit. Each one has its own distinctive character and flavour; each deserving to be thoroughly explored and admired. With the following recommendation from the Banke Hotel in Paris, you will find the essence of the city of Paris! At the end of our post you will also find the events taking place in Paris every year as well as some of the typical French deicacies.


The Petite Riche Restaurant

Established in 1854, the petit riche restaurant combines the atmosphere and feeling of a French Bistro set in the heart of Paris. This restaurant serves finesse and delicateness in each plate that represents traditional home-cooked French meals. The team of renowned chefs makes sure to deliver each plate cooked from the soul along with elegance and tradition.

The Josefin at the BANKE Hotel

At this restaurant, you will immerse yourself in a trendy Parisian world attributed by a unique Mediterranean cuisine that allows you to also enhance your coziness levels with furniture designed by Marteen Baas.



Angelina Tea Room

The Tea Room located in the 1st district of Paris, is one of the city’s most famous place where the locals and tourists gather to enjoy the elegance of the 20th century Belle Epoque style. Enjoy their tea time with specialties such as “The African” which is a succulent hot chocolate which there is no other that comes near in quality and taste. Along with a variety of quiches, salads and desserts like the Baba au Rhum (rum-soaked cake with fresh fruit), this is a trip to the past that you are sure to encounter with the frescoes and gilded mirrors along with marble topped tables that is sure to surround you in elegance.



The Lolabar at the BANKE hotel

With a wide selection of Tapas and exquisite cocktails, the Lolabar is the place to take a nice drink and to relax in this eccentric atmosphere.

The Barramundi

The Barramundi combines culture and ethnicity with a wide variety of statues from Africa and doors from India that transport you to another world all while enjoying a wide selection of an authentic ethnic cuisines and listening to music from around the world.

The Buddha Bar

The Almighty Buddha bestows his presence along with an Asian atmosphere to present an exclusive masterpiece that mixes fine cuisine and a relaxing atmosphere. The gigantic Buddha sits over the dining area and the bar mezzanine, along with trendy amber colored lighting effects and Asian artifacts; this is an area of entire relaxation to cleanse your busy urban routine from the fast paced world of Paris.

The Cab

Transcend into the future at “The Cab” by being under the presence of a wide range of world cuisine and a distant décor that combines an extraterrestrial atmosphere and outer space into this nightclub.

The Barrio Latino

The Hispanic world is blended here with all aspects of Latin culture. Bastille is the center which blends all the Latin American capitals and gives a taste of the wide variety of delicacies from several Latin cuisines.  With an amazing 4 levels of entertainment, each floor will make you enjoy the best selection of Latin music and other aspects to create a relaxing vibe. The ground floor is the Red Bar along with a tapas bar that is available all throughout the day. The mezzanine along with other areas specializes in serving a great blend of the wide range of selections from South America. The entire location is 3000 m^2 that are linked by an imposing staircase. The 3rd floor is a piece of Cuba that showcases the swirls of Romeo y Julieta all while being able to enjoy Cuban mojitas and tapas. The nights are all made with passion from the enticing sounds of the DJ, Carlos Campos.



  • Music celebration, every June 21st
  • The white night, every October 2nd
  • The museum night, every May 16th
  • The July 14thholiday, every July 14th
  • The grape harvest celebration of Montmartre, every October 6th to 10th
  • The gay pride, every mid June
  • The techno parade, every beginning of September



French cuisine is surrounded by amazing taste and finesse. The French Barsseries include several top notch dishes that represent the entire French way of life. Some examples include croques-monsieurs, croques-madame, omelets, crêpes, “tartines”, salads, pastries and the famous “French Vienoiseries”.


Banke Hotel

Avantgarde Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel in Paris > France

The Banke Hotel, located near the Boulevard Haussmann in the luxurious Opera area, is celebrated for the refinement of its décor and its new concept of Parisian accommodation. The Banke Hotel is housed in an early 20th-century building built in the so-called “Eiffel” style. It presents an exquisite blend of classic exterior and cutting-edge interior design. The building has a stately hall with an imposing central mosaic. The Banke Hotel has 93 rooms including 31 suites of 60 square metres and two restaurants. In addition, The Banke Hotel offers a spa area and an night club and it is endowed with its own art collection.

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The Hotel Banke is located in the heart of the Opera district, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, near the Grands Boulevards and the international boutiques, just a few steps away from Place Vendôme and ten minutes from the Louvre. The closest train stations are Gare Saint-Lazare (1,5 km) and Gare de l’Est (1,8 km), while Gare du Nord, Gare Montparnasse, Gare de Lyoon and Gare d’Austerlitz are all a few minute drive away. The closest Metro stations are Chaussée-d’Antin (150 metres) or Notre-Dame-de-Lorette (450 metres). You’ll find several bus stops nearby the Hotel.The Paris-Orly Airport lies 23 km away from the Hotel, while the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport is 28 km away. – View Location Map.

General Information:

Category: Avantgarde Luxury [learn more]
Address: 20, Rue La Fayette, Paris [view map]
Type: Boutique Hotel
Best Rate: 120 EUR [View Calendar]
Total Rooms: 94
Languages Spoken by Staff: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
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