Party Earth Review Glitteringly upscale and radiantly pink, La Vue is appropriately named, promising guests panoramic views of practically all of Paris. To say nothing of the panoramic views of all the pretty people inside. Set atop the... ... read full review
Hôtel Concorde La Fayette
3 Place du Général Kœnig
1: Porte Maillot; C: Neuilly–Porte Maillot
01 40 68 51 31
M–W, Su 5pm–1am, Th–Sa 5pm–2am
17eme, Paris –
Glitteringly upscale and radiantly pink, La Vue is appropriately named, promising guests panoramic views of practically all of Paris.
To say nothing of the panoramic views of all the pretty people inside.
Set atop the modern Hôtel Concorde La Fayette – the largest hotel in the city – the venue caters to a hip crowd of young fashionistas and savvy scenesters who relax on mod maroon chairs and barstools as they stare through the expansive windows or up at the ornate chandelier composed of 11,000 tiny glass rods.
Nights usually start mellow, with moneyed hotel guests dropping by for an intricate cocktail from a drinks list that includes lots of classics, including the sweet rum Punch à la Romaine, which dates back to the 1800s.
Refined finger foods accompany the drinks – the sushi plates and upside-down salmon bagel are quite popular – though the grand spectacle of signature icons like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe all promise grand price tags to match.
The space gets crowded come Thursdays, when guest DJs spin an eclectic playlist that includes everything from Kanye West to Depeche Mode, though most of the stylish crowd tends to be more interested in conversation and the repeated use of their iPhone cameras than dancing.
A top spot to love the city of love, La Vue is the kind of trendy hotspot that would be popular even without 360-degree vistas…though they certainly don’t hurt.
Dapper young professionals and hotel guests midweek, transitioning to trendy rich kids, fashionable couples, savvy tourists, and more hotel guests come Thursdays, mid-20s to late 30s.
Guest DJs Thursdays through Saturdays from 11pm–1am, with occasional live bands thrown in the mix. DJs tend to spin an eclectic mix of cool retro lounge music and danceable beats, though it depends greatly on that week’s booking.
Menu of finger foods including charcuterie, foie gras, and sushi plates.
Finger foods €12–€46. Beer €15, wine €17–€32/glass or €82–€155, champagne €21–€35/glass or €160–€350/bottle, cocktails €25–€29.
Dressy: suit jackets, trendy button-downs, understated designer dresses, heels, chic accessories.
Thursday through Saturday nights for the biggest crowds and the guest DJs spinning beats to accompany the views.
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