On many of my trips to Paris, I’ve stayed in the ‘Golden Triangle’ in the 1st arrondissement, however for my recent visit, I decided to explore on the opposite side of town and see what Bercy had to offer. I chose the Pullman Paris Bercy, as it is so close to Les Docks on the quai d’Austerlitz, which I had planned to visit, and I had happy memories of my stay at Pullman Marseille Palm Beach.
Pullman Paris Bercy is a quick three minute walk from the Cour Saint-Émilion metro station, just three stops from the centre of Paris. The hotel is right next to Bercy Village, a quaint, cobbled street shopping area with outlets such as agnès b, Sephora, Côté Maison, Dammann Frères, Eric Kayser and Adam’s Tartines & Cafés. Another nearby discovery was the beautiful Parc de Bercy with its picturesque duck ponds, lily pads and wooden bridges.
Pullman Paris Bercy is in a large, modern glass building with an expansive lobby filled with design-led furniture, interesting artwork and calming water features. Our Superior King Room on the fourth floor was spacious, designed in warm colours and very comfortable.
Our room featured include a large desk for working, a comfy seating area, an ironing board, powerful air-conditioning, a large flat screen TV and best of all, free wifi. A nice touch were the tea and coffee making facilities with a selection of Dammann Frères teas, Fair Trade coffee and Lotus speculoos biscuits and an empty fridge with a complimentary bottle of Evian and Badoit.
The king-size bed was extremely comfortable, with crisp, fine linen and plump pillows. It was so heavenly that we fell asleep before dinner and it was difficult to get back up.
Our large bathroom had a bathtub and powerful shower, a full selection of Roger & Gallet Bois d’Orange bathroom products, face cloths, lots of fluffy towels, bathrobes and slippers.
To unwind at the end of the day, there is a Health Club with a well-equipped fitness room, a relaxing spa and sauna. Julien Mercier’s menu at the hotel’s restaurant Cafe Ke sounds particularly interesting and there is 24 hour room service and Le Point Bar with a stylish terrace for summer al fresco drinks.
In the evening, the Bercy Village restaurants are buzzing and lively and the UGC Cinema shows both French and English language films, so there is plenty to do locally after a busy day in the city.
Pullman Paris Bercy is the perfect place to stay if you want comfort, excellent service, an interesting location and plenty of space. It’s a good choice for those who have experienced Paris a few times and don’t mind taking a short metro ride to get into town….it really is worth it.
For more information and booking, visit: www.accorhotels.com
Photos by Cherie City and Pullman Paris Bercy