Coveted for its beautiful boutiques, the Faubourg Saint-Honoré attracts more and more tourists each year for its renowned luxury shops.
In the heart of the prestigious 8th arrondissement, the Faubourg Saint-Honoré district brings together a large number of boutiques symbolising French luxury and refinement, alongside embassies, the presidential palace and art galleries...
The greatest luxury boutiques, between power and diplomacy
In the heart of the 8th arrondissement, a 10-minute walk from the Hotel Brighton, this is one of the most luxurious streets in the capital, considered the shopping destination par excellence. Parallel to the Champs-Élysées, the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré crosses Paris from the Rue Royale, at the Place de la Concorde, to the Place des Ternes, near the Place Charles de Gaulle Étoile, over a distance of 2km.
At number 55 is the Palais de l'Élysée, the official residence and offices of the President of the French Republic. Formerly the Hôtel d'Évreux, it was enlarged by the Marquise de Pompadour who made it her property. Opposite the Palais de l'Élysée is the Ministry of the Interior. The street is also home to embassies such as the United States Embassy at number 41 and the British Embassy at number 39. The Bristol Palace Hotel is also on this street.
The Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is also known for its prestigious art galleries such as the Art Comparaison gallery or the Rothschild Foundation at the corner of Rue Berryer, dedicated to graphic and plastic arts. The street is, of course, famous for its Haute couture and luxury stories such as Yves Saint Laurent at n°38, Dior at n°46, Hermès at n°24, Jean-Paul Gaultier at n°30 and Chanel at n°21. If you continue walking towards Place Vendôme and Rue de la Paix, there are other great luxury brands, this time jewellery, that are worth a visit during your stay at the Hotel Brighton.
The Faubourg Saint-Honoré Committee
Founded in 1902, this committee's aim is to preserve the district's heritage. It unites a range of skills and businesses, from fashion to jewellery via hotels and art galleries. In 1964, the street was twinned with Fifth Avenue in New York after a campaign by the committee. In 2012 the committee set up Summer and Winter Time to introduce a street that is the epitome of luxury to visitors.