DISCOVER THE HOTEL
YOUR THREE-STARS HOUSE IN THE HEART OF PARIS
The Astrid Hotel Paris combines the typical Parisian charm of a 19th century building with the comfort and modernity of the 21st century.
We welcome you just a few minutes away from the Arc de Triumph and the Champs-Elysées, the Paris Congress Center and its shops open 7/7 or the Avenue des Ternes with its boutiques and restaurants.
One RER stop to the West and you are in La Defense with its conference and business district and its shopping mall open 7 days a week.
One RER stop to the east and you arrive at the Galeries Lafayette, Printemps and the Opera Garnier.
Thanks to the many metro lines stopping at the Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile station, Paris is right at your feet.
Built in 1872, the building was originally composed of individual apartments (2 per floor) before becoming a family pension and finally a hotel in the 1930s.
In 1937, the Grandfather of the actual owner and manager buys Hotel Astrid.
Rooms at the time were only equipped with a sink and bidet. The cabinets were still in the corridors. Two bathrooms were available for the residents on the 2nd and 5th floor. Then came the darkest years. During World War II, the hotel was occupied by German soldiers until the Liberation. Then the hotel was first requisitioned by the US soldiers followed by the English military. The hotel was returned to its owners in 1947 or 1948.
Throughout this period of requisition, the staff was paid by the Paris City Hall since the occupants were not paying the owners. Over the years, we happened to see the German, American or English soldiers who came to visit us and show their families where they were staying while in Paris.
In the early 1950s, major changes began. The coal boiler was replaced by an oil fired boiler that finally let his place to a gas boiler (as it is still the case today).
Gradually, the rooms and the hotel have been renovated. Over the years, the shower rooms or bathrooms have integrated the rooms. The elevator has been replaced. Later came the installation of the air conditioning (2004). First a 2-star-hotel, the HOTEL ASTRID gained its third star in December 1990.
The Astrid Hotel is now owned by the third generation. Although restored, the staircase and stained-glass windows date from the construction of the building, as some wood floors and the ‘porte cochère’ which is no longer used today.
the short story
Born Astrid of Sweden on November 17th1905, Astrid marris on November 10th 1926, Leopold, Prince of Belgium and Brabant. Leopold became King of the Belgians in 1934 after the death of his father, Albert I.
Queen Astrid will give birth to 3 children, 2 of whom will become King of Belgium: Baudoin and Albert II.
Queen Astrid was very much appreciated by her people as she was very concerned about the social conditions of her time.
She died tragically in a car accident on August 29, 1935 in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland.
Queen Astrid is buried in the royal crypt of the Church of Our Lady of Laeken in Brussels.
There is a Queen Astrid Square in Paris a few steps from the Pont de l'Alma.
We can only be struck by the similarity of the destinies of Queen Astrid and Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in the Tunnel of the Pont de l'Alma on August 31, 1997.
a neighborhood life
The Quartier des Ternes extends from Place de l'Etoile to the Palais des Congrès and from Place des Ternes to the Porte de Champerret.
Both residential and business district, you will find lots of big brands, small shops and a wide choice of restaurants and bars.
Many unsuspected nuggets hide at the corner of a street:
• Remains of Château des Ternes at the corner of Bayen Street and Rue Pierre-Demours
• The Poncelet and Bayen Markets
• La Pereire Promenade
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