Paris Hotel - Casino, Las Vegas
This is a pretty cool attraction. I think everyone should do this at least once when visiting Vegas. It is not nearly as breath taking as the stratosphere, but to see everything from above right on the strip is pretty cool. It is pricey, but still worth it.
Hours of operation: Open daily, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m., weather permitting.
Cost: Please either check the website of call the attraction for current cost.
Reservations: For birthdays, private parties and groups.
PRETTY COOL ITS LIKE A LITTLE PARIS COMPLETE WITH AN EIFFEL TOWER... THE VIEW FROM THE TOWER IS NOT THAT GREAT. DON'T REALLY RECOMMEND PAYING THE MONEY TO WAIT IN A LONG LINE TO GO UP TO THE TOP.. TRY THE RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS IN PARIS.
THE BEST PART IS THE INTERIOR. THE CEILING LOOKS LIKE THE SKY. ITS PRETTY NEAT TO WALK AROUND INSIDE, YOU WILL FORGET ITS DAYLIGHT WHEN YOUR IN THERE.
This is a beautiful replica of "The Arc de Triomphe" even though it is at two-thirds scale of the original monument dedicated to the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Austerlitz, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I, and inside the walls of the monument lists the names of 558 French generals who died in battle. The names and dates of Napoleon's victories are inscribed on the replica too. The sculptures of the friezes, figures and bas-reliefs are the signature works of James Pradier, Antoine Etex, Jean-Pierre Cortot and rancois Rude: La Marseillaise. The original Arc de Triomphe Paris France, stands 49.5 m (162 ft) tall, 45 m (150 ft) wide and 22 m (72 ft) deep. The vault is 29.19 m (95.8 ft) high and 14.62 m (48.0 ft) wide. The smaller vault is 18.68 m (61.3 ft) high and 8.44 m (27.7 ft) wide. This Arc de Triomphe can be seen 24 hours per day right from the Las Vegas Strip. There is even a celebration on Bastille Day (July 14th). Sadly the water fountain has been replaced with a flower bed since the city is trying to conserve their water.
BE AWARE, this structureas stands in the middle of the check-in circle for the Paris Las Vegas Hotel-Casino. There is plenty of area to walk around this lovely piece of art, but be careful!!
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I am very fond of the whole look of the Paris Hotel and Casino. I like the architecture of the hotel; I admire the understated look of the inside and the Casino; I think that the replica of the Eiffel Tower is dignified and believable.
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With the monorail conveniently stopping nearby, this is a great location whether you have a car or not. Similar to its namesake, the Paris Hotel/Casino possesses an inviting and romantic atmosphere. It's delightful to see the authentic replicas of famous French landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Hotel de Ville, facades of the Paris Opera Housse and the Louvre....but the finest replica is the 50-story half-scale Eiffel Tower. It's possible to dine in a restaurant 100 feet above the Strip or travel in the glass elevator to an observation deck at the top of the tower for excellent views of the city of Las Vegas.
You are able to shop at Le Boulevard in the European-style boutiques that are filled with great brand names.
But, I was most impressed by the people who work at this International Hotel...from the kind man who gave Mickey her Player's Card at the Casino to the vibrant young waitress at the Mon Ami Gabi restaurant, the efficiency, kindness, and professionalism spoke volumes.
Oh, the Paris. This was a cool place to be sure and the closest thing I've seen to an adult version of a Disney Theme Park. The casino has a funky 19th Century Moulin Rouge-type flair to it and all of the employees speak with hard-won French accents. Upon entering you are greeted by a friendly, "Bon jour, Madame."
They also have a ride here that can take you to the top of their 50% scale Eiffel Tower. We didn't take it, but I imagine the view up there is great.
We found the food here to be some of the best on the Strip. The buffet here is great, especially for breakfast when they have their pastries fresh from their own French bakery. One of our favorite restaurants is also in the Paris, Le Provencal, as well as my very favorite bar, the Napoleon Bar. (I love Napoleon, so you may think this is biased, but it is a beautiful room.)
If nothing else, browse through the shops here. There are some cool things to see, even if no one can afford them!
Accordion music, fountains and a cheery greeting of “Bonjour” from the hotel staff and you have to be in Paris! Or do you?! Well, you could also be in the Paris Hotel Las Vegas and, of course, you can’t have Paris without having the Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas is not quite as tall as the original, in fact it is exactly half the size, however it has been reproduced with a superb eye for detail. An elevator whisks you to the observation deck, 460 feet above the Strip. The lift attendant was extremely friendly and informative. I can’t remember exactly how much he told us it cost to build the tower but it was in the millions of dollars range. However he also told us that they had recouped all the building costs in about six months of opening!
The views across Las Vegas are fantastic, taking in a 360degree panorama that includes the Strip, the city and the mountains in the distance. In the evening it also allows wonderful views across to the Bellagio fountain display.
The observation deck is quite small (holding about 30 to 40 people at a time) so you may have to queue to get in and, needless to say, it is not for those at all nervous of heights!
Cost of entry is approximately 12 dollars each. A little pricey maybe but worth it for the views
We didn't venture inside this resort or the casino but were very impressed by what we saw on the outside. Here you will find replicas of famous Paris landmarks such as the Louvre, the Hotel de Ville and the Arc de Triomphe.
Dominating the Vegas strip is a half scale replica of the famous Eiffel Tower. You can ride 540 feet to the top of the tower for about $7 to enjoy a panoramic view of Las Vegas Boulevard. The tower is also beautifully illuminated at night, a definite must see.
The tower is open daily from 10 am to 1 am.
As far as thematic hotels go, I thought Paris Las Vegas was one of the most impressive ones, along with the Venitian and New York, New York hotels. The Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino opened in 1999 and can easily be recognized thanks to its reproduction of the Eiffel Tower. Standing at 540 ft tall, it is about half the size of the original one and it sits on top of the casino, in which three of the tower's four "feet" can be seen. Just a few steps away you can see the hotel's Arc du Triomphe, which is about two thirds the size of the original one and is remarkably similar to the one in Paris.
We got a kick out of all the French signs inside the hotel (Les Toilettes, La Réception, Le Théâtre...), and we also enjoyed wandering through the little Parisian-like street bordered by different shops and restaurants. After much hesitation, we decided to pass on "Mon Ami Gabi", a nice little French bistro with a sidewalk terrace overlooking the Strip and the Bellagio that offered a relatively affordable menu. Instead we decided to do the Eiffel Tower Experience (see my next tip) and we were not disappointed! Of course it's not nearly the same as actually being in Paris but if you can't afford the trip to Europe, walking through the Paris Las Vegas might just be the next best thing - or it will at least bring back some nice memories :o)
We weren't too sure about going up the Eiffel Tower because we were afraid we would walk into a tourist trap. However, as we'd been pretty reasonable thus far (it was before the whole shoes incident) and I usually like going up buildings to enjoy a nice view of whichever city I happen to be in, we ended up getting tickets to the Eiffel Tower Experience. I'm so glad we did! Because it sits at the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the Eiffel Tower offers one of the best views of the famous boulevard. The elevator ride goes by fairly quickly thanks to a pre-recording that keeps repeating that everything is sexier in Paris (?!), and it takes you to the observation platform that stands 460 feet above the Strip. Its birdcage-like structure allows you to take great pictures of the surrounding buildings thanks to little holes through which you can put your camera.
Once you get up there, you should also make sure to secure a spot facing the Bellagio to watch the fountain show. The music can be heard very clearly, and being elevated gives you a whole new perpective since you are able to see the lights as well as the fountains. I thought that watching the show and enjoying the view below was totally worth the $10 entrance fees. You can stay as long as you want on the observation deck, and I would highly recommend going at night - that's when Las Vegas is at its prettiest!
Take an elevator ride up the Eiffel Tower and get a complete 360 degree view of the city of Las Vegas. This model of the Eiffel Tower is half the size of the actual Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The best time to visit is at sunset or at night. Truly romantic, truly Paris (well almost)!
Open daily from 9:30 am until 1:30am. Weather permitting, 9:30 am until 7:30 pm.
Call to check for special family package prices.
15.00 for General Admission.
This was a master stroke by the Las Vegas city planners. With all the negative French vibe going on in the Bush-era USA, they decided to build Paris all over again, right here in the Nevada desert. Now, all the people who won't eat “French Fries” because of France's refusal to enter a war that even the United Nations didn't support, can stroll the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, head up to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or eat at five different Provence's at one meal. It might lack a bit of the sophistication and cultural attractions of the real thing but let's not even try and compare the weather. Just try getting a tan in Paris, baby. You can go straight from the pool and dine in Burgundy. Only in Vegas.
Located at the Hotel Paris, the Eiffel Tower is a replica of the one in Paris, France. It towers up to a height of 50 stories. A great place to get a panaramic picture of the Southern part of the Las Vegas Strip. Admission to the Eiffel Tower is $9. Tickets are available in the gift shop by the bridge.
Another amazing themed hotel/casino in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip is the Paris Las Vegas. Yes, you guessed it, this is a (not so small) slice of Paris in the middle of the desert.
The hotel is easily identifiable by the massive Eiffel Tower that sits out front. It is a half size exact reproduction of the real one, and you can take the "Eiffel Tower Experience" which is basically just a ride to the top. Other landmarks you may recognise include the Arc de Triomphe (two-thirds replica no less), the Louvre and the Hotel de Ville.
In the casino you could almost feel like you were out walking the boulevards of Paris (apart from the slot machines of course), with blue sky and clouds overhead, and familiar lampposts and arches.
Some would probably call this a tourist trap and maybe rightly so, but I say, go ahead and be a tourist. Granted the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas isn’t Paris. It is only about half the height of the real thing. But you can get some great views from the top. You can get out and walk around looking down on the city and out to the mountains in the distance. If the wind is not blowing too hard you can get a bird's eye view of the water and fountain show at the Bellagio across the street. Unfortunately we were there on a windy day. The ride is fairly short and costs only $7. Open 9:00 a.m. to midnight, weather permitting.
Paris, Las Vegas is yet another hotel which is so over-the-top it's beautiful. You really do feel like you are in Paris -- it comes complete with an Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees, Parc Monceau, and the Paris Opera House, and all very tastefully done.