Location of Our Serviced Apartments
Fraser Suites Harmonie, Paris La Defense is ideally situated within one of Europe’s most notable business district of La Défense, with excellent proximity to one of the world’s most iconic shopping belt at Champs-Élysées and countless popular attractions , dining and entertainment options. Served by underground and train stations, getting to the property and around the world’s well-loved city is easy through the extensive transport network that is readily accessible.
Fraser Suites Harmonie, Paris
5 Boulevard de Neuilly
92400 Courbevoie, France
Latitude : 48.887858 | Longitude : 2.252141
Facilities, Amenities and Services within the vicinity
- A wide array of restaurant, cafes, bars and nightclubs (2- to 10-minute walk)
- Monoprix Supermarket (15-minute walk)
- Auchan Supermarket (10-minute walk)
- 4 Temps Shopping Mall (10-minute walk)
- Cinemas (10-minute walk)
- Neuilly sur Seine market hall (15-minute walk)
- Esplanade de La Defense Tube Station (5-minute walk)
- Grande Arche De La Defense RER Station (10-minute walk)
- Post Office (10-minute walk)
- Banks: Societe Generale, BNP Paribas, etc. (5- to 15-minute walk)
- Hairdressers, pharmacies, etc. (1- to 5-minute walk)
Nearest Metro stations (Line 1):
- Esplanade de la Défense (opposite Fraser Suites Harmonie, Paris La Defense)
-Connects to CNIT (2 minutes),
-Palais des Congrés Porte Maillot (5 minutes),
-Arc de Triomphe (8 minutes),
-Champs Elysées Avenue (10 minutes) and
-Concorde - Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre – Bastille.
Nearest express train station (RER A):
- Le Défense Grande Arche
-Connects to Charles de Gaulle Etoile (l’Arc de Triomphe)
-Auber (l’Opéra – Les Galeries Lafayette and le Printemps department stores)
-Châtelet – Les Halles (the artistique centre of Paris) and to Gare du Nord/Eurostar Terminal
-Marne-la-Vallée (Disneyland Paris and La Vallée Village Outlet)
Nearest central Paris railway stations:
- Gare du Nord (Eurostar & Thalys terminal),
- Gare de l’Est (TGV terminal), and
- Gare de Lyon (TGV and Lyria terminal).
- Esplanade de la Défense (opposite Fraser Suites Harmonie, Paris La Defense)
Getting to Frasers Suite Harmonie
- Take metro line 1 and alight at “Esplanade de la Défense”.
By express train service:
- Take train service RER A and alight at “Le Défense Grande Arche”; continue with metro line 1, alight at “Esplanade de La Defense”.
- From Gare de Lyon (25 minutes): Take Métro line 1 towards "La Défense", alight at "Esplanade de La Defense".
- From Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est (30 minutes): Take RER B towards "Robinson / Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse"; transfer at "Châtelet-les-Halles" and take line 1 towards "La Défense", alight at "Esplanade de La Defense".
From Charles de Gaulle Airport (55 minutes):
- Take RER B towards "Robinson / Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse" ; transfer at "Châtelet-les-Halles" and take line 1 towards "La Défense", alight at "Esplanade de La Defense".
From Paris Orly Airport (50 minutes):
- Take ORLYVAL metrol and exit at "Antony"; continue with RER B towards "Aéroport Charles de Gaulle"; transfer at "Châtelet-les-Halles" and take line 1 towards "La Défense", alight at "Esplanade de La Defense".
Alternatively, a private shuttle or airport/station pick-up service may be arranged if desired.
Situated north of the country on Seine River, Paris is not only the most populous city of France, but also one of Europe’s leading centres of business, learning, gastronomy and the arts. Centuries of cultural and political development have left their marks in Paris in the form of museums, theatres, monuments and architectural styles.
Paris is often seen as the most interesting city of Europe and has amazed the world for years with its many accomplishments in the areas of science, academia, technology, fashion and performing arts. Beyond that, the City of Lights is also a city of romance and inspiration, giving every visitor a reason to visit at any time of the year.
Served by two international airports and an extensive public transportation network comprising mainly the Metro, regional express trains and suburban trains, the city is a major rail, highway and air-transport hub.
Essential Facts of Paris
Paris is the capital city of France, the official language is French.
Paris Time is in the Central European Time Zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).
Like most states in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in Paris Time, where the time is adjusted forward by 1 hour; 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).
After the Summer months, the time in Paris Time is adjusted backward by 1 hour to Central European Time (CET) or (GMT+1).
You do not need a visa for travel from the USA or Canada to France.
Visit the France Diplomatie website at http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france for information on visas for tourists, work, study, and other related information or useful contacts.
Euro (€) is used in France.
Most of the shops are open from 09:00 to 22:00 hours, Mondays to Saturdays. Some smaller shops may close for lunch between midday and 14:00 hours. Shops are usually closed on Sundays and public holidays, although some may close on other days.
During one of the evenings in the week, some department stores have late-night shopping known as “nocturne”, staying open until 19:00 hours. Supermarkets are usually open daily except Sundays, closing at 20:00, 21:00 or 22:00 hours depending on the neighbourhood.
During the sales seasons, in January and July, some stores may open on Sundays and/or public holidays. Major shopping districts and large shopping establishments, however, are open daily throughout the year, closing only at midnight.
The standard VAT rate is 20%.
Tipping is not required in France. French law requires that restaurant, café and hotel bills include a service charge. Taxi drivers expect small tips of between 5% and 10% of the fare though the usual procedure is to round up to the nearest €1 regardless of the fare.
Banks are generally open from 09:00 to 17:00 hours, from Mondays to Fridays or from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Some branches may close during lunchtime, usually between 12:30 to 14:00 hours. ATMs are available for cash withdrawals 24 hours a day, throughout the week. Banks are closed on public holidays.
In general, businesses and public services are usually open from 09:00 to 16:30 or 17:00 hours (or earlier on Friday afternoons). They are closed at lunchtime and on public holidays.
Museum and Monuments:
Museums typically open at 09:00 or 10:00 hours and close at 17:00 or 18:00 hours. They are usually closed on Mondays or Tuesdays, with a few exceptions. Some attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower and Montparnasse Tower, are open 7 days a week, closing as late as 23:00 hours or midnight.
Many museums practise late-night hours once a week, closing only at 21:00 or 22:00 hours. On public holidays, in particular, 1 January, 1 May and 25 December, many museums and monuments are closed.
- Metro and RER
The Parisian metro service operates on a daily basis from 05:30 hours and closes late on Saturday and Friday evenings at 02:15 hours. The majority of bus routes operate from 07:00 to 20:30 hours, while some lines continue till 00:30 hours. The Noctilien bus takes over from 00:30 to 05:30 hours. For more information and help on journey planning, visit www.ratp.fr or enquire at the property’s reception.
The peak hours of the Parisian transport are 08:00 to 10:00 hours and 17:00 to 20:00 hours on weekdays. Saturdays are just as busy as many Parisians are out on their shopping expeditions.
Taxis are available 24 hours a day. Tipping is not compulsory. For booking, please refer to the property’s reception.
Vélib' is the self-service bicycle hire system run by the Paris City Council. With more than 20,000 bicycles available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week all year long and 1,800 bike stations in Paris and neighbouring towns, the Vélib’ is an alternative mode of transport for getting around in Paris.
The nearest docking station for Fraser Suite Harmonie, Paris La Defense is at Pont de Neuilly metro station (a 600m-walk from the residence or one stop on the metro).
France Phone Code: 33
Paris Area Code: 1
Paris Dial Code: +33 1
It is not necessary for you to obtain health vaccinations in order to visit France. As regards your pets, you must provide their health certificates and ensure that they have been vaccinated against rabies. It is also necessary to check with the embassy or consular services if a particular breed is permitted on French territory.
Should you become a witness or a victim of an accident, you may require immediate medical treatment. These are the emergency services to contact:
Fire brigade 18
SAMU (accidents) 15
Drug Info Service 0 800 23 13 13
AIDS/HIV Info Service 0 800 840 800
Poison treatment diseases 01 40 05 48 48
Sexually-transmitted diseases 01 40 78 26 00
SOS médecins (doctors) 01 47 07 77 77
SOS dentaire (dentists) 01 43 37 51 00
SOS burns (hôpital Cochin) 01 58 41 41 41
The maximum permitted alcohol level is 0.5 g of alcohol per litre of blood, which is approximately the equivalent of 3 halves of beer, 2 glasses of wine or 3 glasses of champagne. Drink-driving is not encouraged in France.
The use, possession or sale of drugs is against the law in France.
Chemists are usually open from 08:00 to 20:00 hours. They make take turns to close on Sundays or Mondays. When a chemist is closed, the addresses of the nearest chemists on duty are displayed on the door. Some chemists open till late or even throughout the night.
The electrical current in Paris is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current. In France, the norm is 220 volts, with a frequency of 50 Hz. Wall outlets take continental-type plugs, with two round prongs. Make sure you bring these adapters and/or transformers wherever required. These may be purchased at in electrical goods and DIY stores or hypermarkets, if necessary.
Museums and monuments are closed on all or most of the major holidays or Fêtes, which include:
- Jour de l'An – New Year's Day, January 1
- Lundi de Pâques – Easter Monday
- Fête du Travail – Labour Day, May 1
- Armistice – Armistice Day, May 8 (1939-1945)
- Fête de l'Ascension – Ascension Day, May 21
- Fête Nationale – Bastille Day, July 14
- Fête de L'Assomption – Assumption Day, August 15
- Toussaint – All Saints' Day, November 1
- Armistice – Armistice Day, November 11 (1914-1918)
- Noël – Christmas Day, December 25
- Metro and RER