From Tour Pleyel, explore Paris
The new H4 Hotel Paris Pleyel, which will open in direct vicinity to the Stade de France in 2024, lies in Saint-Denis, right on the northern edge of Paris. The distance to the center of France’s capital, the “Île de la Cité”, is less than eight kilometers (five miles) as the crow flies.
If you arrive by car, turn off the A 1 at the “Saint-Denis/Pleyel” exit and onto the N 410, taking a sharp turn to the left and passing underneath the A 86 towards Pleyel. You will see the Tour Pleyel ahead of you from afar. If you are approaching from the direction of Paris’ Boulevard Périphérique to the south, take the “Porte de Clignancourt” exit. The D 14 will take you directly to the H4 Hotel Paris Pleyel after two kilometers (1.2 miles).
Likewise, the H4 Hotel Paris Pleyel is ideally located for arrival by train or plane. From Paris’ “Gare du Nord” or “Gare de l’Est” train stations, take the RER D regional express in the direction of Orry-La-Ville. If you instead arrive via the “Charles de Gaulle” airport, take the RER B. In both cases, get off the RER train at the station “Stade de France/Saint-Denis”. From there, take a taxi to arrive at the H4 Hotel Paris Pleyel in about five to seven minutes.
The H4 Hotel Paris Pleyel provides an ideal connection to the center of Paris: The metro station “Carrefour Pleyel” is located only about 100 meters from the hotel. During your stay in Paris, line 13 will take you from there to “Gare Saint Lazare” train station in just twelve minutes, or to “Invalides” station in 18 minutes. Upon arrival, you can either change trains in a number of directions or simply start your sightseeing tour on foot.
It is worth it to use Paris’ public transportation, as the metro is not only one of the fastest ways to get to your destination – but also lets you avoid the lengthy search for one of the expensive parking spots in the city of Paris.
Places of interest near the H4 Hotel Paris Pleyel
Stade de France
Paris’ stage for great events, right next door
Football, rugby, athletics, or a high-end concert: The famous Stade de France is a popular venue for first-rate cultural and sporting events alike with a capacity for more than 80,000 people – and it is located in the immediate vicinity of the H4 Hotel Paris Pleyel. Built for the 1998 football world cup, it was awarded the IABSE Outstanding Structure Award in 2002 for being one of the “most remarkable, innovative, creative, or otherwise stimulating” structures in the world. It is also one of the venues of Olympia 2024. From the H4 Hotel Paris Pleyel, the Stade de France is just a five-minute car ride away. So, there is no excuse not to pay it a visit while you are staying at the hotel – either to attend an event, or just to take part in a guided tour in order to get to know the impressive stadium firsthand.» Continue to Location & surroundings
The Eiffel Tower
no visit to Paris is complete without it
There are only a handful of monuments around the world which can rival the Eiffel Tower’s fame. It is not only the iconic landmark of Paris, but also a symbol of France in its entirety. Even today, the delicate wrought-iron structure is still surprising: How is it that a building more than 300 meters tall can appear so light? The tower, built by Gustave Eiffel, was inaugurated in 1889 for the Paris world’s fair and to celebrate the centennial of the French Revolution. It remained the world’s tallest building until 1930 and is still the tallest building in Paris even today – at more than twice the height of the Tour Pleyel. As more than seven million people visit the monument every year, the queues are always long – but the wait is worth it! Make your way up the stairs on foot or take the elevator. Even from just the first level, the view is spectacular.
But if you go up all the way to the top, it becomes truly breathtaking. Looking north, you can easily make out your hotel in Saint-Denis! Taking the metro line 13 to “Invalides” and the RER C to “Champs de Mars”, you reach the Eiffel Tower from the H4 Hotel Paris Pleyel in about 30 minutes.Back at the hotel in the evening, you do the same in reverse, going up to our rooftop bar to see the illuminated Eiffel Tower. Thanks to the H4 Hotel Paris Pleyel’s perfect location, you get to enjoy a sublime panorama of Paris and its surroundings.
The Île de la Cité with Notre-Dame cathedral
The Île de la Cité, an island in the Seine River, is where Paris has its roots. This is where the Roman city of Lutetia was located. Even today, the island is considered the heart of the city and all of France. Here stands the cathedral of “Notre-Dame de Paris”, one of France’s oldest and biggest Gothic cathedrals. The imposing church, built from 1163 to 1345, was badly damaged in a fire on August 15, 2019, and is currently being rebuilt true to the original. In front of the cathedral, you can also find the “point zéro” – the zero milepost from which the distances of all towns in France are measured. Other sights on the island of the inner city of Paris are the Palais de Justice, the former palace chapel of Sainte-Chapelle, the Place Dauphine, and the Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation – a memorial to the victims of deportation during the Second World War.
To reach the Île de la Cité from the H4 Hotel Paris Pleyel, take the metro line 13 from “Carrefour Pleyel” to “Mairie de Saint-Ouen” and from there, take line 14 to “Châtelet”. This is where the convenient location of the Tour Pleyel really pays off: You can hardly get to the heart of Paris any faster.
The Louvre and the Tuileries
For visitors from around the world, the Louvre is among Paris’ main attractions. In former times, the majestic palace on the banks of the Seine River was the kings of France’s residence. An art museum opened here as early as 1793. Today, the Louvre, with an area of 72,000 sqm and 35,000 works of art on display, is the largest and most visited art museum in the world. Thanks to the distinctive glass pyramid located right at the center of the ensemble, its entrance is hard to miss. Center piece of the exhibition is Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. Just as noteworthy, however, are the collections of antiquities, Renaissance art, Flemish paintings from the 16th and 17th century, and French paintings from the 15th to 19th century. Another thing to admire at the Louvre in Paris are the French crown jewels. Right next to the palace is the Jardin des Tuileries, the royal garden, which today is an important place for Parisians to meet up and see and be seen. To get to the Louvre from the H4 Hotel Paris Pleyel, simply take the metro line 13 to “Champs-Elysées/Clemenceau” and then switch to line 1, which will take you directly to “Palais Royal/Musée du Louvre”.
Shopping between the Place de la Concorde and l’Étoile
At roughly two kilometers or 1.2 miles long, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées is well known for its many appearances in films and chansons alike – and it is also one of the most famous streets in Paris and all around the world. Starting at the Place de la Concorde, the promenade’s first half is lined by gorgeous parks amongst which you can find the Petit Palais, the Grand Palais, and the American embassy, as well as two theaters. From the roundabout, it continues to the star-shaped junction of the Place Charles de Gaulle – formerly the Place de l’Étoile – with the impressive, almost 50-meter-tall Arc de Triomphe at its center. On this second half, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées invites you on a stroll past many high-end shops. Whether you’re looking to buy something, go window shopping or enjoy a “petit café” on one of the many terraces: The metro line 13 will take you from your accommodation at the H4 Hotel Paris Pleyel directly to “Champs-Elysées/Clemenceau” station in just 17 minutes.» Continue to Location & surroundings