Hotel Balzac Paris

Paris Champs-Elysées 5* Hotel

6, rue Balzac, Paris, 75008. France
Tel: +33 1 44 35 18 00 - Fax: +33 1 44 35 18 05 - Email
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Honoré de Balzac & Our 5 Star Boutique Hotel

Built for the director of the Paris Opera in 1853 and once home to 19th century French writer Honoré de Balzac himself, the hotel is reminiscent of town houses of that period.

Shining Example of Parisian Chic

Still a haven of peace and a shining example of Parisian chic, the luxury Paris hotel, Hotel Balzac, is a blend of the elegant and the modern - an aesthetic feat deftly carried out by an interior designer who re-worked the sumptuous neo-classical decor with precious, vibrant tones.

The luxury Balzac Hotel invites you to share in its elegance and French 'art de vivre', which is teamed with a personalised service provided by several 'Golden Key' concierges and the latest in modern technologies.

The Spirit of Honoré de Balzac

The history of luxury Hotel Balzac reads like a novel. In the beginning of the 19th century, French banker Nicolas Beaujon commissioned the architect Nicolas-Claude Girardin to create a 'folie' for him on the considerable land attached to his principal residence. The result was a pleasure palace built at the intersection of the present day rue Beaujon and rue Balzac and known as 'La Folie Beaujon'.

This 'folie' was regarded by contemporaries as extraordinary and was built in an exotic style with a large central pavilion anchoring four attached apartments.

After Nicolas Beaujon's death, this well-known establishment evolved and changed hands several times before becoming home to a 'salon' for epicureans and champagne lovers.

Honoré de Balzac was enchanted by its atmosphere and in 1846 acquired the property to give to Countess Ewelina Hanska, who he married in May 1850.  He spent his last days in the house and died a few months later without ever having paid the purchase price.

Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature who wrote almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled 'La Comédie Humaine', which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815.

His writing influenced many famous authors, including the novelists Marcel Proust, Émile Zola, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, Marie Corelli, Henry James, Jack Kerouac, and Italo Calvino as well as important philosophers such as Friedrich Engels. Many of Balzac's works have been made into films, and they continue to inspire other writers.

Balzac's spirit lives on in the luxury hotel where collections of antique books as well as lithographs depicting the writer, and scenes from his work can be found.

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Hotel Bar & Lounge in Paris Champs-Elysées

Exclusive Lounge Bar Atmosphere

The dining and drawing room areas of the Hotel Balzac restaurant and bar are lit with natural light that pours in from the glass ceilinged atrium, behind which a beautiful hanging garden forms the backdrop.

The atmosphere is elegant and intimate... and is complimented perfectly by its long black granite bar, high stools, dark velvet upholstery and soft lighting. The Lounge Bar is furnished with floral compositions and plum-coloured sofas.

This exclusive atmosphere makes the lounge bar at luxury Hotel Balzac Paris a perfect place to meet for breakfast, lunch, supper or even a cocktail... any day of the week, from 7 am to 11 pm.

Boutique Luxury Hotel Accommodation in Paris

Central Paris Accommodation & Eiffel Tower Views

The 13 suites and 56 rooms at Hotel Balzac are decorated using refined colour combinations. The sublime tones, soft lighting, luxurious materials and state-of-the-art technologies (LCD televisions, cable TV, DVD player (on request), Internet access make each room and suite at Hotel Balzac in Paris an exceptional setting.

Views of the Eiffel Tower and Paris

The Royal Suite has a terrace with a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower and Paris, while the adjacent Presidential Suite is appreciated for its warm, intimate decor.

Breathtaking Paris Rooftop Penthouse

Those who really want to have it all can reserve the entire luxury top floor and have use of both the Hotel Balzac Royal and Presidential suites. Together the combined Royal suite and Presidential suite offer 3 bedrooms, dining room and a large terrace, for an unforgettable experience.

Disabled Friendly Facilities

Hotel Balzac features 3 disabled friendly rooms for one or two guests and specific equipments (on request) such as phone, alarm clock, TV remote and wheel chair.


  • 24h Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Car valet
  • Private Parking (23 €)
  • Business Corner
  • Children Play Room

Paris City Guide, Tourism & Travel

Deluxe Hotel in Central Paris

Hotel Balzac in Paris is located just a short walk from the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe. After opening its doors in July 2007 after an extensive renovation programme, Hotel Balzac is one of the most extraordinary luxury hotels in Paris Champs-Elysées.

Paris Relaxation & Leisure

When it's time to relax, take advantage of the famous Payot SPA, situated around the corner from the Hotel Balzac. It offers a range of services such as massages, a fitness room and pool as well as a relaxation room. The Payot is the most recent of Paris's luxury Spa's.

Paris Tourism & Activities

Please ask the Hotel Balzac concierge for more information about all of the above.

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Special Offers & Exclusive Holiday Deals in Paris

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Paris Luxury Hotel: Photos of Hotel Balzac Paris

An extensive collection of photos and images from the luxury Hotel Balzac, located just off the Champs Elysees in the heart of the city.

Rooms & Luxury Suites

Royal Suite


Presidential Suite




Junior Suite


Deluxe Room


Superior Room


Classic Single Room


Hotel Balzac Paris

Lounge Bar

Byron Meeting Room

Pierre Gagnaire, Michelin 3* Restaurant

Meeting Rooms, Conferences & Events in Paris

Byron Event Room on Champs Elysées

Two VIP conference and meeting room is available at Hotel Balzac Paris which can accommodate between 6 and 10 guests or delegates.

Exceptional Rooms for Business, Lunches & Private Dinners

Elegant, comfortable and equipped with state-of-the-art technologies (Wi-Fi Internet access, large flat sreen TV) Byron meeting room at Hotel Balzac in Paris was designed to provide an exceptional setting for business meetings.

Paris Luxury Business & Event Hotel

Located at the top of the Champs-Elysées, the Hotel Balzac is a 19th century mansion which has in recent years undergone a multi-million refurbishment program. This establishes this luxury property in Paris Champs-Elysées as one of the most exceptional landmark hotels in Paris.

Elegant & Vibrant Event Venue in Paris

Guests arriving at Hotel Balzac Paris will discover an elegant neo-classic decor with vibrant and warm colour schemes.

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Hotel Balzac Paris Contact Details


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Hotel Balzac Paris

Just off the Champs-Elysées and close to the Arc de Triomphe, Hotel Balzac Paris is one of the most outstanding deluxe boutique hotels in Paris 8th arrondissement, very close to Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George V. Some of our rooms have romantic skyline views of the Eiffel Tower, available by special request only. Secure on-site private car parking with a valet parking service is available. Just pull up outside the hotel and hand your keys to the voiturier!

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