Cheap hotels near Place Vendôme in Paris, France
Situated just a short walk north of Paris’ Tuileries Gardens, the Place Vendôme is a popular, and ritzy, public square in the first arrondissement.
The octagonal square is surrounded by pricey residences and posh, upscale boutiques. The square was laid out in 1702 and the Vendôme column, situated at the square’s center, was erected during Napoleon I’s reign to commemorate the battle of Austerlitz (1805). The column is modeled after Trajan’s Column in Rome. In 1810, a statue of Napoleon was erected on top of the column.
Today, the square is home to the ultra un-cheapo Paris Ritz Hotel, which once boasted such famous tenants as Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and George Sand. Chopin lived at #12 Place Vendôme until his death in 1849.
From Place Vendôme, it’s easy to get most anywhere in Paris. Several Metro stops are nearby, with several train lines to choose from.
Hotels near Place Vendôme: Although the Place Vendôme is seriously puttin’ on the ritz, there are some surprisingly affordable hotel options in the streets near the Place, specifically as you head a bit west near the Louvre.